So much for the second time being a charm!
Oh, mommy bloggers, how do you do it?
I want to blog, but between being a full time stay at home mom, working from home, cooking, cleaning, and errands, I don’t even have time for my art, never mind my blog. Well, let me rephrase that. I do have time, I just don’t make the time. I am exhausted, and so I have gotten into the very bad habit of plopping down with a blanket and some Netflix.
All of these mommy bloggers out there seem superhuman to me.
I am certainly not superhuman, but there will be some big changes happening in my life. Will I make the time to blog about them? Maybe. But I do plan on spending much less time in front of a screen.
Maybe it is the spring. The sunshine and the warm weather. But I am feeling motivated. Physically, creatively, spiritually. It is definitely time to look closely at what I am doing with my life and what matters. I want to set a good example for my son.
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Herb makes his home in the forest of Nogard, where he spends his days happily tending to his vegetable patch. Meanwhile, Meathook and the rest of the Norgard dragons spend their time nomming on fair maidens, crunchy knights, and unsuspecting villagers.
Eventually, a bunch of knights gather at Castle Dark and decide enough is enough. They plan to capture the dragons and make them walk the plank, one by one, where they will end up as dinner for some very hungry gators. Poor Herb ends up in their clutches. Meathook offers his help, but at a price: Herb must eat some meat.He refuses and is just about to meet his doom when Nicole, a village girl who has befriended the gentle giant, yells out in protest and vouches for Herb’s veggie ways.
When Meathook shows up, he is given an ultimatum. He must convince his fellow dragons to stop devouring innocent villagers, or else risk an all out war between men and dragons. Herb is certain that peace between everyone is possible. And as it turns out, it is. The residents of Castle Dark, Meathook and his gang, and Herb, the lovable herbivore, discover that just because we don’t agree on everything doesn’t mean we cant live in harmony.
Herb the Vegetarian Dragon, written by Jules Bass and illustrated by Debbie Harter is a great book for teaching vegan children that they can get along with people who live different lifestyles. I wouldn’t say that it is a “meat positive” story, but some parents may want to skip this book if they are looking for a story that pushes the veg-agenda a little further.
My favorite part about this book is the illustrations. They are so bright and busy, and your child will want to take their time to view each page and take in all the fun details. There is also an accompanying cookbook full of easy, kid friendly recipes available, which I have yet to read, but think is the cutest idea. I am not sure if it is vegan friendly.
At any rate, I give Herb the Vegetarian Dragon 5 out of lucky number 7 carrots.
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Well, I started this blog when I found out I was pregnant with my son, but after he was born I abandoned it. He is now over seven months old, and it has been a crazy seven months! I won’t really get into it now, but there is no way I could have devoted any time to blogging during that time. No way, no day. But now things are winding down, looking up, and I finally have a little bit of mommy time. So I thought to myself, “What the hey, self! Why not start again?” So, here I am. I figured I might kick things off with a book review. I think I will do a series of reviews on books for vegan children, which if you ever visited my blog in its past life you probably would have seen back when. I think I will also do some reviews on mama books here from time to time as well. So, here I go, off to write a book review!
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