Money Talks

Back in college, I made $9.00 an hour. I lived off restaurant-job-bring-homes, peanut butter and bread. I paid my portion of the rent and bills, bought a couple books for the week and usually spent what extra I made on night’s out and Rice Krispies Treats. One time in my early twenties on a college…

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Upside Down Perspective

Our house has been contaminated with a cold. There’s sneezing, coughing, vapor rubs and tea going around. I got hit with it yesterday. I thought I could squeeze in an extra hour of sleep with Oliver being the last immune system standing and being home on a Saturday morning and all… I thankfully did sleep…

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Invest in Patience

Some mornings are made for running late, hitting the snooze button one too many times or well, not even hearing all four alarms go off at all. Some mornings are made of waffles popping out of the toaster, in your hand, and out the door dressed in the clothes you wore yesterday, crocs, eye boogers…

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Dear Five Year Old

You’re excited for Earth day and want to go, “to one of those places you put the gloves on and pick up the litter.” You think about things larger than yourself. You tell the other kids at school that they’re, “doing a really good job” on their crafts and tasks. You think about other people.…

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