I wrote earlier about going vegetarian and at that point in time didn't think that it was something that I could realistically do. Well, I watched Food Inc. over the weekend and am way more convinced to either go vegetarian or drastically cut my meat intake and start eating grass fed beef and free range chickens. The biggest problem at this point is that it is so expensive. We are a family of 5 on a teacher's salary. Not really conducive to eating that way. I have certainly cut back on the amount of meat intake that our family eats, now it is time to cut back even more. I need to start leaning how to incorporate more beans into our dinners. I think the other reason that I think that I can do the vegetarian thing now is because I have been cooking more things with beans as the main ingredients and I have been loving what I have made. I am becoming much more adventurous in my eating and cooking and that is a great thing. I really think that it is important to eat healthy foods and eat foods that are grown/raised in a humane healthy way. I have 2 vegetarian cookbooks and I also will be visiting more vegetarian websites. I am also hoping that along with health benefits, there will be benefits to our pockets also. Along with going vegetarian, I plan to do more with either buying clothes at consignments stores, yard sales, from other twin mom's and using less clothing. I don't need a closet full of clothes that the kids' won't be able to wear because there is too much. I also want to continue to do more with making my own things instead of buying them at a huge corporate store. I also want to try to use small stores more than the large stores if I need to buy things (if I can afford it or if possible). I want to do the whole reduce, re-use, recycle idea more. This will fit more into my philosophy in life. I need to actually act on my beliefs, not just have beliefs!