I am a long-time vegan raising a vegan child. Although we are very comfortable in our little vegan world, outside influences are all around us. My goal is to offer insights and suggestions to vegan individuals, parents and caregivers for weaving the way through the occasional challenges that arise while living in a culture that is still invested in eating higher on the food chain.

Whether you are a seasoned vegan with a solid support system of like-minded friends and family or a veg-curious parent who has relatives doubting your nutritional know-how, your efforts to provide a healthy, plant-based diet for your self and/or your family may require you to step out of your usual comfort zone. If you are raising children on a plant-based (vegan) diet, you will find this can present additional challenges around those who do not. The goal is to keep things as light and simple as possible, especially for the kids!


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  1. This looks like a great blog.
    I enjoyed your story of “cowschwitz”. Well, maybe not enjoyed but found it very moving.

    I’ve been vegetarian for 20 years and vegan for the last 3. I have 2 grown kids that I tried to raise vegetarian, but outside influences were too great. They do have a good appreciation for healthy, fresh food though and are not into junk.
    We are raising our 5 year old as a vegan. He’s doing well.
    We are a part of a local vegetarian society and a few of the members are vegan and have kids our sons’ age.
    I welcome the opportunity to connect with other family’s on this same journey. Whether in person or in cyberspace.


    • Welcome, Valerie! How nice that you are making the extra effort to provide a super healthy, animal-friendly diet and support system for your 5 year old. Lucky kid!

  2. Hi,

    We are on the path to Vegan !!

    I am pretty much there but not completely with the 3 boys (aged between 18months and 6yrs) right behind me. My husband is lagging a bit more but getting there !!

    You out it in perspective when you said it is a process like many others and not to beat ourselves up if we slip up occasionally (although that is getting less frequent with time).

    It has been a challenge fielding questions, especially when we are in the early stages and don’t have all the answers to peoples, sometimes ridiculous, questions !!
    I like your idea of saying only a little and not to be critical of their choices so as to encourage their curiosity. As that is why we made the changes, I read a little about how our food gets to our plate, the environmental impact and the health impacts, we started going Organic thinking that was justifying eating meat and dairy – which it didn’t but step by step we made those discoveries and feel so much better for it.

    I am also going to take your advice in searching out some local Vegans here in Ireland as I know nobody who is even veggie !!

    I look forward to reading more!!

    • Welcome, Anne! Your family is very lucky to have you changing their diet. They will definitely benefit from your compassionate and healthy lifestyle choices. Good going!


  3. Great Blog! Keep up the good work and getting the information out there! I’m going to send people over to your site when they want to look up additional information after I’ve talked with them about nutrition.


  4. Jerome

    May 20, 2012

    Great blog! Keep it up 🙂


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