A large part of parenting is coming to the conclusion of

                  “what works for most or some, might not work for me”

We learn not to care what other people are doing and decide what’s best for our families. Before I became vegan, I didn’t understand why people were choosing to be so “abnormal”. Everyone eats cheese and loves steak, why be so strange? Call it a blessing, but I had a few vegan friends and the way Instagram’s algorithm works. I started seeing videos from slaughterhouses, dairy farms, global warming research and I quickly worm-holed from being dairy free (due to my sons allergy). To being completely free of all animal products. I have never felt so at peace with myself since becoming vegan. And it’s a community where I feel like I continuously try to better myself after seeing shared statistics and studies. The biggest motivator for me besides my family’s health is for the future of the planet. Things are looking very bleak for our children and grandchildren, even now we carry the burden of past generations mistakes. This statement from The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says it all,

“A new report from FAO says livestock production is one of the major causes of the world’s most pressing environmental problems, including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.”

Humans are causing the destruction of the planet for hamburgers. It’s not just the large areas required to raise the “grass fed” beef, meat-eaters who are health conscious.. It’s the dairy industry, pork, poultry, lamb, fur, honey industries, and all other animal production. Where we are literally killing billions of animals and the planet. For me it was an easy choice, I could never go up to an animal and kill it with my bear hands. Honestly I would consider someone who could, not very sound of mind. So I’m not going to pay someone to do it for me. To create ridiculous amounts of pollution, waste tons of water and resources at the same time. My family is vegan, for our health and for the planet’s future. Check out ‘Surviving Toddlers’