Tomato Soup for Kids, Advice for Expecting First-Time Parents, Green Juice, Mike Tyson, and more!
Hi! Here’s what’s new, exciting, and thought-provoking from the Life is NOYOKE world.
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1. A blog post worth sharing
Good morning from Minneapolis!
Hope you had a nice week. 🙂
This new post is for three sets of people:
- Expecting, first-time parents
- Friends, family, and neighbors of soon-to-be first-time parents
- Fans of our work who want some insight into our first two months as new parents
2. New YouTube video we’re enjoying
We got some positive feedback from our first kids video we made for toddlers.
We expected to hear “so cute.”
We expected to hear “make more like those!”
But we didn’t expect to hear this:
In response to my question, “On a scale of 1 to 5, five being extremely likely, and one being extremely unlikely, how would you answer the following question: How likely are you to recommend this video to a toddler?
We got a few threes and a couple of I-don’t-want-to-answer-because-it’s-not-the-answer-you’re-looking-for looks.
Invariably, though, those people answered a question we did not ask.
“But to a friend of mine? 5! I’d absolutely recommend this to a friend.”
So while the goal was to make videos for kids, maybe we’re doing something right?
Anyway, here’s the latest:
3. Classic recipes we’re re-showcasing
Have you tried our everyday green juice? (Keeping our fridge stocked with it, along with taking out the garbage, is one of my responsibilities at home.)
+ We enjoyed the heck out of this Bright Blue Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing three times last week. Highly recommended.
4. Vitamix deals for those considering
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5. Links to things we’re thinking about
It’s at the bottom of this newsletter.
But this last section is usually my favorite.
- A product we’re loving lately.
- A quote that made us think.
- And sometimes, an article that can help reframe this lifestyle (for people that are on the fence). Hey, Dad!
With that, here’s a 2013 clip from the always fascinating Mike Tyson. “Everything I do now is around the structure and development of my life and family.” Here’s what happened once he switched to a plant-based diet:
Okay, all for now.
Thanks and good things,
Shalva and Lenny
P.S. Shalva is really hitting her stride and showing her true colors on our Instagram. If you comment on her posts, she sees them immediately, and it makes her day. I enjoyed the honesty of the caption on this one.
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And then, catch up on the last few week’s week-in-review: