|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*