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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by EnviroBecca
Veggie mamas need a tribe if there's a need to talk about aspects of vegetarianism that aren't getting covered in other forums. If you need recipes or shopping tips, post in Good Eating and specify that you're vegetarian. If you're having problems getting daycare to accept that your child is vegetarian, post in Working Mamas. If your partner isn't a vegetarian and is trying to sneak meat onto your child's plate, post in Parents As Partners. Etc.

But if there's something that you feel can't be covered in any other forum...say what it is, and maybe people will join your tribe!

I knew it would not last long - i still don't get it though :
post #22 of 37
Oh, mamas. We tried a year ago for a long time to get a tribe or subforum for veg*ns. Nothing doing.

So if you look in Nutrition and Good Eating, you'll see that we have monthly "veg mamas" tribes. They've been rather small lately (which will change when you all come and post!) but when very active, they've had many many pages.
post #23 of 37
i completely agree. im sick of the meat eaters going into our threads to say how happy they are to eat meat,etc. blah. i love talking with like minded mammas. it makes things so much easier and better. oh i guess ishould add i went veg at age 10 and have been vegan 11 years nows. my husband is also veganand we are 8 month preg with our 1st baby who is,of course, vegan
<3,
nicole
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by counterGOPI
i completely agree. im sick of the meat eaters going into our threads to say how happy they are to eat meat,etc. blah. i love talking with like minded mammas. it makes things so much easier and better. oh i guess ishould add i went veg at age 10 and have been vegan 11 years nows. my husband is also veganand we are 8 month preg with our 1st baby who is,of course, vegan
<3,
nicole

I am so proud of you young mama! YOu are so on the right path -
take care of yourself and that baby


I love it when people ask .....what do you DO for protein...........i should make that my siggie
post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by mamaGjr
I am so proud of you young mama! YOu are so on the right path -
take care of yourself and that baby


I love it when people ask .....what do you DO for protein...........i should make that my siggie
aww thanks momma, youre so sweet!!
its funny,especially being pregnant i get more and more of the 'what do you do for protein' questions. ha,ha. like it only exists in animal flesh or something,ha,ha. oh well. but thank you so much for your post, its so refreshing to get love and support!!
<3,
nicole
post #26 of 37
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do you do for protein' questions. ha,ha. like it only exists in animal flesh
I totally have people say that. When I took my nutrition class last semester I was so happy when we did a chart of food we ate for the week and mine show just how much protein there is without ANY meat I was even surprised about how much I was getting.
post #27 of 37
Hi Nicole!

I recognized your screen name from vegfamily! If you look around, you'll find that there are at least 6-7 of us here at MDC and VegFamily (for some reason, thery go together! )
post #28 of 37
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I think there is so much pro-meat/pro-dairy propaganda in schools, this is a reason (one of several) to homeschool
that and total lack of nutrition. The majority of food served at schools is appalling. My neice told me that she needed a doctors note in order to bring in something to drink other than milk milk was all they served and I asked if there was water or juice and she said no just milk thats so pathetic!

Well my babies were born small but I had them early, my first grew really well about 1 pound a week for the first few months. My second was under 2 lbs at birth and she's nice and plump now. Plus we are are extrememly healthy, and all on a vegetarian diet (no diary)
post #29 of 37
Just wanted to hi, mamas! I'm a 14-year veggie, the last year and change vegan. Married to an omni husband, which can be challenging--he's very open-minded and eats about 85% veggie at home, but does buy some cheese and fish and eats meat at restaurants. If any of you live in mixed households, I'd love to hear how you handle kids.

I made the mistake yesterday of reading the "How do you MENTALLY eat meat?" thread. It made me very sad, particularly in light of Katrina--sometimes I just feel overwhelmed by the suffering in the world.
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by sweetpeasmom
that and total lack of nutrition. The majority of food served at schools is appalling. My neice told me that she needed a doctors note in order to bring in something to drink other than milk milk was all they served and I asked if there was water or juice and she said no just milk thats so pathetic!

Well my babies were born small but I had them early, my first grew really well about 1 pound a week for the first few months. My second was under 2 lbs at birth and she's nice and plump now. Plus we are are extrememly healthy, and all on a vegetarian diet (no diary)

EWW that is GROSS! My DS (almost 3yrs old) has NEVER had cow's milk and I don't intend for him to drink it (if he goes) at school either
I remember what they served us when I was in school, I always took my lunch
post #31 of 37
Can I make a confession? I am not truly veg. I was vegan for over 10 yrs and have been eating fish lately, for reasons I don't want to go into right now. But I still feel like a veg. This is a source of inner conflict for me. I was over at the what made you switch to eating meat (or something like that) thread and got in I guess over my head being critical of some of those high meat diets that people are talking about these days, and I realize that I really fit in better over here.

Can you still accept me, knowing that I'm a fish killer?
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by richella
Can I make a confession? I am not truly veg. I was vegan for over 10 yrs and have been eating fish lately, for reasons I don't want to go into right now. But I still feel like a veg. This is a source of inner conflict for me. I was over at the what made you switch to eating meat (or something like that) thread and got in I guess over my head being critical of some of those high meat diets that people are talking about these days, and I realize that I really fit in better over here.

Can you still accept me, knowing that I'm a fish killer?
I have gone back and forth with the fish thing for about 7 or so years now , after being STRICTly vegan for many years

I say sometimes you have to do what your body says.
I would love to go into more depth I am so sleepy right now .
'nite
post #33 of 37
Hi another veggie mama here. 2 weeks and counting.

post #34 of 37
I'm in - have you all read The China Study? About time something positive for veggies was published . . .
post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by PikkuMyy
Hi Nicole!

I recognized your screen name from vegfamily! If you look around, you'll find that there are at least 6-7 of us here at MDC and VegFamily (for some reason, thery go together! )
hello,hello!! so good to 'see' a friendly face here!! we need ot get the vegfamily oard this active!!
<3,
nicole
post #36 of 37
question for all the veggie mommas:

how many of you have been 'reported' by meateaters for simply expressing your views and opinions in threads? send me a private message, i dont want to start a war or anything, im just curious as to how often it happens to us.its really irritating me right now but that could also be b/c of my pregnant hormones much love to you all!!
<3,
nicole
post #37 of 37
Hi- I was glad to see this thread!

I had been enjoying the monthly veg mamas threads a while ago but it seemed like it petered out. I missed it b/c I got most of my recipes and dinner ideas from there!! I thought they had tried many times to get a tribe started but it kept not happening for some reason.

I'm a relative newbie- o/l vegetarian for about 3 yrs now, since I was preg. with my first- dh has been veg for several years now and I was cutting down on meat, but then I read info from this organization, Compassion Over Killing , and watched the Perfect Storm (where they're killing salmon) and that did it for me for good!!

Ds has growth problems and egg allergy so he gets a little free range/organic meat just b/c he doesn't eat anything or grow so he needs protein and fat and more of a range of food choices- however, I don't plan to continue that once he gets a little bigger and eats better. It makes me really sad when he says 'chicken' and makes chicken noises! That really upsets me

And I have to brag, I have had the healthiest pregnancies ever, despite the fact that many in the medical profession (of which I am in!) say that veg. is incompatible with pregnancy and nursing. My bloodwork and iron levels have always been great. People always ask me the protein question, as well! To me, it is much UNhealthier to eat all those hormones and mercury in meat and fish and expose your baby to diseases!

anyway, hope we can get some good meal ideas going here...I am looking for good things to freeze for after the baby comes!
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