I Still Do: When Wedding Vows Are Tested

I Still Do: When Wedding Vows Are Tested

I’m going to admit something that is actually really embarrassing for me. Here it comes….I’m being brave. I said the “D” word. Actually, if I’m being honest, I’ve said the “D” word at least a handful of times (if not more) during heated arguments throughout the course...
An Open Letter To Teachers From A Dad

An Open Letter To Teachers From A Dad

Hey Teachers, After dropping one of my little bundles of joy off to school today, I heard a report on NPR that talked about how the number of educators has dropped due to teachers being exhausted, overwhelmed, and underappreciated. Tonight also happened to be the open...
Plant-Based Progress, Not Perfection

Plant-Based Progress, Not Perfection

“It’s ok to have a lollipop.” At least that is what I tell my kids from time to time when they ask me if they can have one. Whether it be the dentist’s office, Grandma’s house or a teacher at school, your kids are going to be offered treats. I feel like most of...
Will My Neighbor Make The Switch To Noble Juice?

Will My Neighbor Make The Switch To Noble Juice?

Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking some of your favorite beverages. I personally feel that lemonade is synonymous with summer and I don’t want it to go away. With that in mind, I marched over to my neighbor’s house to ask her if she would...
Lean Green Approved 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Lean Green Approved 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

We recently had a chance to celebrate our ten year anniversary by taking a wonderful trip to upstate New York for an event called Plant Stock. While we were there, we met some amazing doctors and plant-based celebrities who all had one goal in mind…make the...
Quick Tips For Back To School Bargains

Quick Tips For Back To School Bargains

Believe it or not parents, you have to start thinking about your back-to-school purchases! It seems like just yesterday we were working hard to schedule the summer activities for our little boogers, and now it’s almost time to meet the teacher again! Time is flying...
My Secret BCAA Bodyguard

My Secret BCAA Bodyguard

I am in the middle of a growth process. I haven’t talked about it very much on social media, and I have not taken pictures of myself with my shirt off…but they’re coming. I have been on a journey to gain some serious vegan muscle. So far, my results have been...
That Moment When You Know You Have To Change

That Moment When You Know You Have To Change

Change is hard. Most people don’t like change. We learn from our parents and we take what they give us and build upon it. This is often true for all of life. When it comes to the food we eat, this is also true. As you can imagine, when someone tells you that you need...
I’m A Dad That Likes To Vacuum!

I’m A Dad That Likes To Vacuum!

I have a confession to make. I love to clean. Yes, I am a dad and I have lots of kids, which almost guarantees that keeping the house clean is a monumental task, but still…I love it. One of my high school friends to this day still calls me Danny Tanner (Full House...
What Do Vegan Vampires Drink?

What Do Vegan Vampires Drink?

Incorporating a vegan or mostly plant-based diet can be difficult for anyone, especially vampires. The task of getting over the social and emotional attachments that many have to food can be daunting when starting a vegan diet and no one understands that more than...
4 Noble Qualities Of Blueberry Juice

4 Noble Qualities Of Blueberry Juice

I had a dream. In this dream I drank a bottle of Noble Juice’s Honeybell Blueberry Juice. As I finished it, I blew up into a giant blueberry, Willy Wonka style. Luckily, I woke up before any Oompa Loompas had to roll me down to the juicing room…but it got me...
5 Common Misconceptions About Green Juice

5 Common Misconceptions About Green Juice

Confession Time: I don’t drink a lot of juice. Have you been in the juice aisle of your local grocery store lately? If not, next time you go, look at the labels. Most juices that you buy at the store are full of added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and other...
The Power Of Giving Up

The Power Of Giving Up

What is one thing you would never want to give up? I’m not talking about your family, or friends, or pets, or any of that important stuff. I’m talking about that food, beverage, vice, or crutch that you can’t imagine eliminating from your life for even the briefest...
Noble Tangerine Fizzies

Noble Tangerine Fizzies

We often make our own smoothies at our house. We are always looking for new tastes to excite our taste buds and this “Noble Tangerine Fizzie” recipe was invented by our little Noble Fan! The recipe is extremely simple and really provides a lot of wonderful...
How To Give Your Kids The Insight To Save Money

How To Give Your Kids The Insight To Save Money

We all know how important it is to save, but in today’s on-demand world, it is often hard for us to look too far ahead. We get stuck living in the now and focus on today rather than tomorrow. I find this to be especially true when it comes to saving money. Yeah we...
Dads Need To Know: How To Pick The Right Caulk

Dads Need To Know: How To Pick The Right Caulk

Shared on Lean Green DAD with permission from The Craftsman Blog Caulk is often a way overused item in old houses, but abuse doesn’t rule out proper use. And proper use of the right caulk can literally save your old house from big damage. In this post, I’ll not only...
An Eye-Opening Mandarin Chai Juice

An Eye-Opening Mandarin Chai Juice

Juicing is awesome, but as a busy parent, I am often short on time and needing something to just grab and go. You all know by now that we LOVE Noble Juice in our house, but up till now, you have only heard about their incredible Tangerine Juice. Well, there are some...
Go Ahead! Be “Those” Parents!

Go Ahead! Be “Those” Parents!

Recently, I was paying a visit to our local downtown coffee house, Axum. We love Axum for many reasons, one of which is that they give back all profits to charity! I never feel bad about paying a little extra for a cup of Joe…which is usually a treat for me anyway. I...
This Little Man is Sippin’ In Style

This Little Man is Sippin’ In Style

My son has a healthy obsession just like any other kid…but his happens to be super suave! He likes to dress up. In fact, he does it all the time. He and his sister take competitive dance classes and he has acquired several dress outfits from past friends’ recitals and...
Help Save A Child’s Life With LifeBOKS

Help Save A Child’s Life With LifeBOKS

As you may have heard, Lean Green DAD has partnered with KultureCity to help spread awareness and acceptance for individuals and families living with autism. To help those families, there are several initiatives in place. One of those initiatives is the LifeBOKS. This...