I kind of feel like a person who moved into a new house…I now have my own domain name but yet everything is so different. It will be a matter of time that I will get used to the new look, the new blogging program (WordPress), and definitely the updated business cards I have. I gotta thank my husband Chuck for getting all of this off the ground so easily. Without his know-how and his mad editing skills, I don’t think this site would look as nice and professional as it does now. Eventually I will want to tweak things along the way (first on the list is a Vegan Resource page!) but like any person in a new house, the changes will be many until things feel just right. Now onto my first week…. Continue reading
TheRealVeganHusband (aka Chuck) has helped me move from blogspot over to my own domain (yeah!) at http://therealveganhousewife.com/. Those of you who have followed me on via email, Google, Blogger, etc. will have to subscribe again on my new page in order to still get updates. I know doing this can be a pain in the ass so I apologize in advance for ANY inconvenience!!!
Thank you so much for all the support!
If there was a contest of cheesy blog post titles, you bet I would win first place! But before I start, I just recently noticed a rather large surge in followers, subscribers from all sources (Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, etc.) and I would be lying if I said it didn’t bring a few tears in my eyes. Even though this is not a job that brings me a paycheck, but it is nice to know that I am doing what I love and other people are enjoying it in the process. Not many blogs I have read even talk about the increase in their audience but I felt I needed to because it’s all of you who keep me going and inspire me to talk about more topics. My dream is to one day be able to travel and talk to other people, especially families about making the transition into the vegan lifestyle. So for all of this, I want to thank each and every one of you!
|Yes, vegan kids DO have more fun!!!|
As promised, I wanted to share with all of you a few vegan parenting tips I have learned along the way. I don’t consider myself to be a “granola” or “hippie” kind of mom. I like to call my style of raising a vegan child to be “realistic”. I long ago accepted the fact that I can’t do it all, but I know I can make veganism work for her the same way it has worked for me. I just need to keep things simple but also make it fun for the both of us. Before I start on this blog post, maybe I should post some legal mumbo-jumbo and tell you all that I am not a licensed pediatrician. In fact, I never held a license in nutrition…But one thing I do as a vegan mom is that I talk to other vegan moms and I also talk to Raegan’s pediatrician before I think about doing anything. Luckily, Raegan’s doctor is pretty vegan savvy. He’s not a vegan himself but I like to think he’s a well read guy who knows his stuff. People often ask me about raising my daughter as a vegan and if you thought the usual vegan questions as an adult were stupid (Where do you get your protein/calcium, etc.), the ones regarding vegan children get even dumber… *sigh*
I am overwhelmed by the responses I have been getting since I came back from my 2 month long blogging hiatus…But now is a great time to get down to business! As 2011 passes us, I know some of you are striving to go vegan or some of you are already vegan but wish to drop the extra pounds. I know the last goal sounds silly to some of you but despite popular belief, there are overweight/obese vegans. Let me break it down to all of you in a way that the newbie vegans (and even the vegan old timers) would understand…