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5 “Tricks” to a Happy Vegan Halloween

October 8, 2010

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Are you envisioning yourself spending Halloween trying to read the labels on a bag full of miniature candies? Do you dread having arguments over throwing out candy that contains animal products? Read more…

Television I Like My Child to Watch

September 24, 2010

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      It seems that everywhere I turn I am bombarded with messages to eat animal products. Between advertisements on television, photos on billboards and songs on the radio…it is endless. (Read more…)

4 Steps to Finding Local Vegan Friends

September 17, 2010

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How many times a day do you eat, two or three? Possibly four? If you have young children, it is likely that you prepare food more often than that. Considering that eating takes up such a large portion of each day, it is really important to find like-minded friends with whom you are comfortable socializing. […]

Fending off the Food Police

September 2, 2010

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Q. I find that [my kids] become the “food police” at social events and that our dinner invites have diminished. Any thoughts? Karin ———————————————————————————————————- A guy I used to know once told me that when he was a teenager, he took all the leather shoes, jackets and purses out of his parent’s house and buried […]

When Your Vegan Child Wants to Fit In

July 26, 2010

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NATURALLY, children want to fit in with their peers. The same goes for most adults! Fitting in is particularly important for children whose days are spent being surrounded by a group of same-age classmates. As hard as most try to avoid it, sooner or later everybody gets put on the spot. This can be a […]

When it is Rude to Refuse Food…

July 19, 2010

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Nothing offends a host like refusing to eat their cuisine. Of course, it is best  to avoid this situation in the first place by letting the host know beforehand that you have dietary preferences, or by arriving armed with a dish of your own.  Unfortunately, life cannot always be so carefully prearranged; therefore it is […]

“No Thanks, My Child Cannot Have an Ice Cream”

July 5, 2010

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Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Especially when you picture your child standing right there, looking at the tempting sweet being offered. Agh!   The truth is, I never know when I am going to run into a situation where something will be offered to my child that is not on our diet.  This happens at the […]