Welcome to The Fat Vegan Baby!
The Fat Vegan Baby was launched in 2014 after the birth of my son, Macaulay, who is referred to as FVB throughout the blog. He also has a little brother, HVB (hefty vegan baby). If you are a vegan parent looking for practical advice for navigating parenting in a non-vegan world, you’ve come to the right place! If you are a non-vegan parent looking for motivation and inspiration to go vegan, you’ve also come to the right place! If you are neither a parent, nor a vegan, but you enjoy reading about the various struggles and triumphs that come with parenting, YOU’VE come to the right place! Here at The Fat Vegan Baby, my goal is to entertain and inspire you, by sharing stories, tips, and resources. I hope that every reader who visits the page finds something helpful, enjoyable, relatable, or thought provoking.
If you are new to the blog, you may enjoy this post, which will give you a general sense of my feelings on vegan parenting. Or, if you are looking for something a little more light hearted, you may enjoy this post, where I discuss toddler parenting in all it’s (stubborn) glory, or this post where I discuss how crazy people are. If you are hungry, you may enjoy this post, this post OR this post. And finally, if you want to know about my journey to veganism, go here.
So who am I, anyway?
I am Chelsea, and I like to think of myself as a writer. I grew up in western New York, and was raised a vegetarian. I loved (and still love) reading and writing, and eventually went to college for too many years to earn a teaching/English degree. After graduating with my master’s in Literacy Education, I decided to take a break from the real world and move to Colorado to work on a ranch as a housekeeper. I stayed there for several years, where I later met my husband (lovingly referred to as hubs). We left our ranch jobs in 2009, and I finally put my teaching degree to use, and taught both pre-school and kindergarten in the Denver area.
We got married in 2010, moved to the suburbs of Denver, and welcomed FVB into our lives in April of 2014. After almost 8 years of living away from my family and the WNY area, I convinced hubs to pack up all of our stuff and move across the country to live in the town where I grew up. Hubs works from home, and I stay home with our two boys, FVB (fat vegan baby) and HVB (hefty vegan baby).
Both our boys have always been vegan. FVB was a pretty chunky baby, and people were constantly commenting on how healthy he looked. They were often shocked when I told them that he was surviving on vegan breast milk alone (and later, vegan food). After realizing that most people don’t really believe that veganism is a practical, healthy way to raise kids, I was prompted to launch my blog detailing my experiences as a vegan parent.
Connect with Me!
The Facebook page for The Fat Vegan Baby is a place where you will find photos of FVB eating the various vegan foods that I serve him. He is the “moderator” of the page, so he’ll be the one telling you about his likes and dislikes as he explores vegan food. Stop by and say hello to him, he loves getting new page likes!
If you want to send me or FVB a message, Facebook is the way to go!
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