I have always been overly worried about Eden. Not her safety nor her development but her feelings of fitting in. I’m sure this is connected to my move across the country at age 11 from small town Oregon to one of the most affluent suburbs of Chicago – a move which, as you can imagine, set me up for being a bit of the biggest dork in the 6th grade and resulted in me having a hard time making friends – and has very little to do with how Eden is experiencing the world. Since Nash has been born I worry that Eden will feel replaced, left out, forgotten, unloved, etc. These things, added to the fact that she’s a slightly odd child who would prefer to sit in the corner with a pile of books than run around with the other kids, gives me a lot of fuel for my fear.
Today Bronwyn Fraser, a Canadian from Vancouver, BC, is sharing her experience of raising a vegan girl. Bronwyn is a long time vegetarian (17 years) and 5 year vegan. Through her ethical commitment to the vegan lifestyle and deep understanding of it’s beneficial health impacts, she has played a role in transitioning her parents, brother, and husband to a vegan diet as well! She writes with honesty and vulnerability and I think we all can learn from her experiences, concerns, and plans-of-actions through her Raising Vegans story .
Kristin is a health and wellness coach who runs her own business, Thrive, in rural New York. She works with people to create overall health that is lasting and sustainable. For over a year she and her family have been doing the vegan thing and she shares her story with honesty and humbleness. Kristin has a lot of wisdom and I am grateful she took the time to stop by and share her experiences in raising vegan.
Today I’m excited to share another contribution in my Raising Vegans series. This story comes from Esther Schrier, a native of The Netherlands. Esther now lives in the United States with her husband, Marc and 3 year old son, Lennon and together they have been living the vegan lifestyle for over two years. I love her approach to giving her son the tools to making his own decisions, but I’ll let her tell you all about it.
I am very excited about today’s Raising Vegans guest. Fellow blogger and mother of two, Sarah of Fried Dandelions is sharing her story. She has two totally adorable boys and some very beautiful insight into how to raise her plant-based eaters. If you haven’t checked out her blog, I urge you to do so. Besides the amazing recipes, she fills her posts with stories, more adorable photos of her kids, and an honest, down-to-earth peek into her life.
Interested in contributing to Raising Vegans? Head on over here and join in the conversation!