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How To Survive Halloween As A Vegan Parent

Aaah, October. The first hints of holiday madness are in the air, as Summer relaxation melts into a distant memory. The thought of hectic schedules, added expenses and visiting relatives may be sprouting in your mind…If you’re new to veganism, you might also be feeling the added stress of making it through Halloween with your vegan kiddos.  Parents often feel torn between maintaining their children’s vegan diet, and allowing them to participate in Halloween festivities. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some vegan neighborhood to trick-or-treat in?  The fact is, your little ones can have the best of both worlds. Continue reading How To Survive Halloween As A Vegan Parent

Vegan Eavesdropper

As I sit in a Barnes & Nobles cafe, daydreaming about having my own book on the shelves, I find myself eaves-dropping on a mother bickering with her daughter over lunch.  The little girl was eating chicken noodle soup and she was putting up a fit because of all the vegetables.  In a frustrated effort to get her daughter to eat the soup, the mother proceeded to pick out every piece of carrot and celery until there was nothing left but chicken and sodium-filled broth.kids refusing vegetables

I felt a bit of anxiety wash over me as I listened to this mother being defeated by a 7-year old.  Never mind my feelings about the chicken…I was more disturbed by how much this little girl seemed to hate the only healthy part of her meal.  Where did she develop these feelings towards vegetables?  I was not raised vegan, but I certainly don’t remember hating vegetables so much!

vegan superhero cartoon art
www.AlbaParisArt.com

 

Perhaps it was none of my business, but it did give me motivation to continue my writing and get my work out there.  Kids need a character who makes fruits and veggies fun!  Vegan kids especially need a superhero!  A character who makes them feel normal, even if their friends at school might be eating different things.  The ultimate victory would be to create a character who makes veganism appealing to non-vegan kids.  Veggie Vero is coming! Illustrations are in the works and when I do get published, my lovely followers will be the first to know!  Until then, keep following my journey!

Got ideas for my vegan superhero?  Email me or leave it in the comments 😉

FYI: That adorable vegan comic artwork was done by Alba Paris, an artist who’s website is dedicated to vegan products and accessories.  She sells cruelty-free tee’s, tanks, bags, home goods, and more, all featuring her very own artwork.  Best of all, she donates 10% of each purchase to animal related charities or sanctuaries.  Check it out at www.AlbaParisArt.com

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