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Celebrating success

Celebrating success

Ever had a day where you feel FIT? Today I did, thanks to a kind woman and some hard science. The lesson of today: The power of suggestion — of confirmation — is an amazing thing. When I saw my pre-surgery X-ray, actually saw how there was something even a lay person could recognize as … Continue reading

Focusing on what is

Focusing on what is

We got together with the vegan MeetUp group tonight and the “vegan baby” was show stopper yet again. While the Little Guy and I were stilling with one of the event organizers, she asked me if my husband and I wanted more children. The question is coming more and more as our son grows. “We … Continue reading

Our vegan baby

Our vegan baby

We attended our third Meetup group meeting tonight. The group is a vegetarian/vegan/raw potluck and it has been great to meet other vegans in our community. Each time we’ve gone, someone has been absolutely taken with our “vegan baby.” I’m not talking about the standard “What a cute baby” type stuff. I’m talking about, “Oh, … Continue reading

Lessons from my son

They say a parent is a child’s first teacher. I hope that proves true for me and my 11-month-old son as he grows. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately because I’m about to start work on a master’s degree. (My first class starts in about 30 minutes.) What I can say for sure … Continue reading

A vegan diet for infants is not dangerous

I received a comment today on my post A plant-strong life from a guest to this blog. Although the tone of the comment was neither kind nor constructive, it brings to the forefront a concern that many of our dear friends and family have expressed. I wanted to post the comment and my reply here, … Continue reading

A plant-strong life

A plant-strong life

On Nov. 21, the day before the Little Guy turned 10-months old, our family hit its six-month anniversary of being plant strong. Since May 21, 2012 we have eaten a whole food, plant-based diet with no added oil or white sugar. In that six months, my husband lost 46 pounds. I have returned to a … Continue reading

Empty and full

Empty and full

I have a confession: I’m no longer a breastfeeding mom. But I am still a Mom. And I will soon be a healthy one. It has been more than two weeks since I last breastfed my son. We began the process of weaning on Aug. 24, the day I had pelvic reconstruction surgery to repair … Continue reading

Shots – again

Shots – again

If it weren’t for my twice daily shots — blood-thinners to keep me healthy while I’m banned from using my legs — I think I would be pretty comfortable with my situation right now. Shots suck. Before I was discharged from the hospital after surgery to repair the diastasis symphsis pubis I sustained during the … Continue reading

Proactive healing

Yesterday I started taking a zinc supplement in addition to my daily multi-vitiman. My husband did some research about wound care and the necessary minerals and zinc is essential. So, we stopped by Whole Foods and he got a supplement. (I stayed in the car with the little guy.) I told my mom about the … Continue reading