Are Vegan Kids Deprived?

I want to preface this blog by saying I love you all.

Everyone is deserving of love.

Everyone is deserving of love no matter what they eat, what they look like, how much money they make, what car they drive, their sexual orientation, their skin color, their species, or their lifestyle. Everyone deserves love.

The reason I am writing this blog is not to put anyone down, or to make anyone feel bad. The reason I am writing this blog is because there are parents out there who want to raise vegan families, but are afraid to. They believe that they will be depriving their children, their children will be underweight, unhealthy kids, and that they will be doing harm to them.

They believe this because of huge misconceptions out there in the media on the vegan lifestyle.

I am writing this blog to show my experience with this lifestyle, to debunk the myths, to answer questions from nay-sayers, and to encourage anyone who wants to raise their family this way.

If you think this blog will anger or upset you, please, I invite you to skip it. Don’t read it. This message may not be for you, and that is ok.

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My Kids Story book is NOW AVAILABLE!! (yay!)

Hi Friends,

Today is the day! My kids story book “The Adventures of Ripe Fruit” finally hits the shelves!

Well, not literally (since it isn’t going to be in book stores); however, it is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon, Amazon UK, and the Create Space online book store!! This is so exciting for me. It has been a long, boring winter, and drawing this book really kept my spirits alive. As I dreamt of a faraway, tropical escape, in the dead of winter… this book was being manifested.

kSo what is the book about? The book follows a cartoon Kaia as she imagines that her fruit comes alive and they explore a tropical island. They experience the joy of life, and the beauty of nature.

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Kaia’s 2nd Vegan Birthday Party!

bdaySo, Kaia is two years old already. It’s almost unbelievable that it’s been two years since I gave birth to my little wild child. The struggle was real at first, I will never forget it. The sleepless nights, the sore nipples, the desperation… yet, the unconditional love, the un-explainable bliss, the timeless moments holding an amazing miracle of life asleep at my breast. Ohhhh, those times are gone now. And, in their place are new experiences with a beautifully curious toddler who colors on the walls, screams “MAMA!” fifty times a day, and makes me laugh more than anyone in the world. She’s the love of my life.

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The Bag of Potato chips I’m Glad I ate

2158This photo takes us back to July 2010, on Luke and my honeymoon. Here I am visiting my good friend Stephanie, a raw vegan, on the beautiful island of Kauai. This bench was sitting in view of a breath-taking waterfall, and lush rainforest. This was the life.

At the time, my husband and I were on our health food journey, but didn’t even know it…. Our diet consisted of  “humane certified”, organic free-range meats, and organic dairy. We were so dedicated to eating only humane meat that we never ate it if we didn’t cook it at home. So, no fast food meat, no hotdogs, or anything like that. We didn’t even eat meat at our own wedding. Although we ate some organic foods, we were still unhealthy and eating a lot of processed stuff.

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