Hello and welcome to my everyday.
I’m Stacey Roberts, and I’m one of those people Ricky Gervais says are clogging up the internet “doing websites” about themselves. I write about my life, the things I like to eat, vegetarian recipes, travel tips, life with kids, things to do in Melbourne, crafty bits, and other fun stuff.
I like British comedy, American politics, and Japanese stationery. I am nostalgic for the 90s (so I created the pop culture podcast Sweet Teen Club), and I’m recovering from babies who don’t sleep. Ever. Which explains why I don’t make much sense.
I’ve been vegetarian for 10 years, and it seems you can turn a committed carnivore into a lentil-loving freak with a minimum of fuss. Just don’t ask me to love tofu.
I live in Melbourne, Australia, with a husband (aka Lunchbox, my hetero lifemate) and two kids who are the cheese to my macaroni. Biggie is five, and Smalls is four. They are hilarious. And I’ve no idea what I’m doing, but I’ve realised I am a hardcore CTFD mum. My style of parenting is best described as “Half Attachment, Half Everything I Learned While Watching Roseanne”.
I love bento, cats, and stuff that smells like vanilla. Including vanilla.
What will you find at Veggie Mama?
- food (vegetarian recipes, kid food ideas, lunchbox baking, unhealthy treats, and stuff with chia seeds in it).
- stories (usually embarrassing)
- kid stuff (activities, food, games, items, and stuff I would like but could never afford)
- travel (With or without kids, I’ve been thrown up on in three countries now)
- things on the internet I find amusing/useful/interesting
- Sneaky Wayne’s World quotes and references from Kevin Smith films – see that one time I interviewed Jason Mewes in my car on the side of the road.
If you’re on Instagram, I post yum stuff I eat under the tag #veggiemamafood, my kid’s lunchbox items under #vmlunchbox, podcast stuff under #sweetteenclub. I also document #veggiemamatravels, #veggiemamamakesstuff, #veggiemamaeats, and #veggiemamareads.
If you like laughing and eating, I share stuff to help you do both pretty regularly over on Facebook, and pin delicious treats every day on Pinterest. I also do Twitter, if you like, and that’s where you’ll find all my blogging/ProBlogger related stuff.
Welcome aboard! If you have any questions (or funny memes, those email days were the best), you can catch me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Veggie Mama is where I write about the things I love – good food, travel, books, my family, 90s pop culture, and stuff that makes me laugh (mostly all of those things combined).
I started Veggie Mama in 2010 when I was working on starting a family and wondering what to do with my journalism degree when I went back to work. I figured I liked food and writing – why not start a food blog? It would serve as both a searchable database of my favourite vegetarian recipes, but also an online portfolio of my food writing to go alongside my old-school articles-in-plastic-sleeve-binder news portfolio.
Instead it became its own income stream as I began collaborating with brands to create sponsored content and serve ambassadorships over the next few years. I’ve collaborated with brands such as Uncle Toby’s, Woolworths, Cenovis, SunRice and Big W, Tourism Queensland, Destination NSW and am currently a Netflix Stream Team Ambassador. It’s been a total blast creating conversations across all online platforms.
I was selected as a Kidspot Top 50 Blogger in 2012 and also a Kidspot Hall of Fame Blogger in 2013, 2014, and 2015. I was the number-one Food Tweeter in 2012 (those were the days!), nominated as a Mamamia Most Clickable Woman in 2013, and has been seen and heard on news.com.au, theaustralian.com.au, ABC Radio, 97.3 FM Brisbane, sunshinecoastdaily.com.au, Regional Foodie magazine, as well as being the cover girl of Peppermint’s Summer 2011 issue, where I remain a regular contributor.
This blog and the freelance work that has come with it has segued into speaking at conferences and workshops around Australia, and I regularly host online webinars.
Now I need a nap.