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Being a parent is perhaps the hardest job in the world, and being a vegan can sometimes feel like making it harder. Not because of the food, but because of all the opinions people give you on raising children on a plant-based diet.
When you’re pregnant, you're a strange mix of terrified, thrilled, anxious, and excited.
You’re hopeful that the people who tell you that you're doing harm to your baby or child by not feeding them protein from animals are wrong, just like they were when they asked you how you'd eat enough protein. You're positive you're thinking of the health of your child and not being selfish, like some might insinuate. And you know from the center of your core that eating a vegan diet is the safest, healthiest, more centered thing you can do for your growing child.
But, maybe you just want to find a little hub of positive, supportive people who think like you to share your experience.
Just remember... if your diet is good for you, why on earth wouldn’t it be ten times better for a tiny version of you?
Vegan Momma is designed to give you the reassurance you need, whether it’s just to calm that silly doubt inside you or to hush an in-law who’s positive growing children need to drink cow’s milk.
I find more and more women who are looking for a way to raise their children in a natural, organic, holistic way and focus on a plant-based diet, but they're busy and just want the facts.
One of the hardest things for us new moms is how much information is available, and how everything seems to contradict the last thing you read. There are self-righteous people behind each of those schools of thought and sometimes they can target and attack people who feel differently.
I feel strongly that no two children are raised the same exact way and therefore, there's no one right way to do it. You can't keep chasing perfection and you can't worry about what everyone else is telling you to do. Eventually you just need to learn to trust yourself and do it the way you feel is best.
Sort through the information you read and pick what works best for you. Vegan Momma is my way of sorting through all the information I read and picking what worked best for me. I hope it helps you as well, but please know that I don't consider myself an expert in parenting in any way.
As women today, just like women for all ages, we want the best for our children, and I believe that best is tied to our current plant-based, natural lifestyles. I put together tons of information on the best diet for pregnancy, natural childbirth, the advantages of breastfeeding, homemade baby food, recipes for children, and general information on raising vegetarian children.