As kids head back to school for another season, backpacks full and minds ready to learn, vegan parents may be anticipating some of the things THEY are going to be faced with in this school year. How to explain veganism to their kiddos? How to make sure they are eating vegan food outside the home? [...]
Vegan parents rejoice! Ruby Roth is JUST ABOUT TO RELEASE her 3rd book for kids...V is for Vegan! Filling a niche that has long been empty, Ruby continues with this book to bravely share vegan information with the smallest members of our society, providing an easy and compassionate way for children to understand some of the reasons for a vegan lifestyle. We are so excited about the release of this new book, and were thrilled to have the chance to ask Ruby more about it. August 6th is the big date!!
- Dreena Burton on Tips for Vegan Parents – Part 2 – Sending Your Vegan Child to Non-Vegan Parties GalleryAll in the Vegan Family, Education, Kids, Lifestyle, Making "Vegan" Mainstream, Vegan Issues, Vegan Newbie
Last week we talked about tips for throwing a birthday party for your vegan kiddo. Today, I will share some tips for sending your weegan out to a non-vegan party. Many of the same food tips apply with sending your kiddo out to a non-vegan party. But, because you don’t have control of the food being served, some advance planning and discussions are needed to ensure your little one has vegan food to eat.
Your weegans are growing, and you are receiving invites to birthday parties and starting to plan your own real-deal birthday celebrations. Exciting, right? Or... nerve-wracking?! If you are vegan and navigating these waters for the first time, it can be more stressful than fun. Many insecurities and doubts creep up, like: “What do I tell the host?” “It’s easier to just decline... oh, the guilt!” “What if my child eats cheese at the party?”
Why is it important for dads to show that being kind, compassionate and caring is not only OK, but a necessary part of being a good human being? Because they have such an important role in the lives of their sons and daughters - such long-lasting impact - and let's face it, our world needs all the compassion it can get. When compassion, kindness and sensitivity comes from a man, it is often considered surprising, and that has the power to influence, the power to teach.
Family members can influence each other in all kinds of ways, and one of the wonderful qualities of a parent is the willingness to learn from their children. Lindsay O'Donnell is a Vegan Mainstream contributor, and writer of the blog Lindsay is Vegan. She became vegan as an adult, after growing up on a fairly conventional diet. Over the years Lindsay has influenced her mom to take a second look at what she considers a healthy, happy diet.
Image by Vlado/Freedigitalphotos.net A few weeks ago, I was engaged in a casual conversation with a friend – the stuff of “catch up” kind – we hadn’t seen one another in about a month and were going through the usual “what have you been up to?” questions. Somewhere in my update, she stopped [...]
I have been told multiple times that I need to have a Twitter account just for the things that come out of my father’s mouth. Although I think the vegans and vegetarians would appreciate it the most. One of the most recent gems was when we went for dinner and he said to our waitress “My daughter is a vegan….sorry.”
Christopher is 11 years old - almost 12, and just recently he has discovered a love for baking. He has been vegetarian since he was born - and vegan for the past couple of years. A few months ago he started baking up a storm - and it's been pretty much constant since then. Whether he'll decide to pursue vegan baking as a career is uncertain - but one this IS certain - anyone who gets to go to dinner at his house is pretty lucky!
A long journey led me from the lush East Coast to the sunny desert of Phoenix, Arizona. New to the area, I was unfamiliar with the goings-on, particularly regarding "greener" options for my family. Thus began the Momma's Little Green Book project - a site that not only connects earth-friendly mommas and poppas but also provides green options for families in the greater Phoenix area and beyond.