Hi everyone, I'm new here.. vegetarian for 13 years, vegan for 2 weeks! Loving it and feeling great!
I think I'm beginning to win my husband over to veganism too!
Now I am thinking about my 16 month old daughter who we've been raising semi-vegetarian (she eats fish), I want to make the switch to feeding her vegan foods but there are so many things that concern me; first, I will need to find some recipes for her... most of the vegan dishes I make are full of nuts, seeds, crispy veggies that she cannot chew yet... but also, when she gets older, say she is invited to a birthday party and is the only vegan there... doesn't it prove to be a social issue as well, I mean, what if all her little friends think she is weird because she has this special diet? I don't want her to grow up with feelings of being different or not belonging, etc. I'd like to talk to other parents about this. We are moving soon to Dawson Creek BC, I've read some posts on here by The First Bus who lives there and doesn't seem too happy there because there are no vegans or like-minded people there, this concerns me. I guess if it's really that bad we will not stay there, but I'll have to go there to see for myself I suppose. Anyhow it's great to be here, I look forward to getting to know you all!