Oh, Dear Drea—we are HOOKED. Rad Mom, Andrea Duclos is from South Florida and knows how to make a mean plant-based meal. If you don’t believe us, her cookbook The Plantiful Diet speaks for itself. Not to mention, this mom has big love for simple pleasures, including cooking, natural living, veganism, gardening, home + design and all things creative!
She started her blog as a soon-to-be single mother and spent the first two years of her daughter, Marlowe’s life mostly raising her on her own. A LOT has changed since then, and Andrea is still sharing her down-to-earth stories with us. Her motto? No regrets. We dig it!
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Little’s Name & Age: Marlowe, 5
Top Beauty Product You Must Have as a Mom: Coconut oil, it fixes everything.
Favorite Lip Balm: Coconut oil!
Top 3 Pieces of Baby or Kids Gear: A baby sling, reusable snack containers and cloth diapers.
Favorite Kids Clothing Brand: I usually aim to buy most baby and kids clothes second hand, otherwise I like to find good quality organic clothing. Mini Mioche has some great organic options.
Activity You Love To Do With Your Little: Spend time outside— in gardens, farms, the beach, picnics, whatever!
Your Secret Obsession When You Get an Hour to Yourself: Well, I actually enjoy getting work done in my free time, but on the days where I can’t take anymore of that, I love to put on some junky shows online.
Closet Staple That You Can’t Live Without: A scarf, even in south Florida, I love a good scarf. It’s easy to carry, looks good, and can double as a blanket or towel if needed.
Your Favorite Recipe That Everyone Raves About: Well, everyone knows all my recipes, since they are in my cookbook, but the favorite for sure seems to be my Vegan Mac and Cheese. Click here to get the recipe.
SHOP ANDREA’S FAVORITE THINGS