When I was in my early 20’s, I did all kinds of jobs. Good jobs. Shitty jobs. Jobs I loved. Jobs I endured. My least favorite job was at a group home for intellectually-challenged adults…..but it’s not what you think! I actually loved the residents who lived there and learned a lot from them. [Read more…]
It was 2009, and I was 7 or 8 months pregnant and working as the Family Services Director at the locally-owned funeral home. We weren’t living a life of luxury by any means, but we were happy, healthy, and extremely excited about having our first child. We were also bringing in about $90,000 per year, which is a huge chunk of cash for a small family living in the rural Midwest. [Read more…]
Please enjoy this post from Linda Evans. Linda Evans is an American in love with all things European. When she’s not globe-trotting she enjoys home life, baking, wine and friends. [Read more…]
Whether it is soul-crushing debt or not having enough money to meet our needs, few things can stress us out quite like financial problems. If you are like many people, your issues do not stem from true poverty, but rather from bad financial habits that are so deeply ingrained you don’t even realize the full extent to which they are affecting you. [Read more…]
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My daughter wiped her ketchup-covered hands all over her white shirt and rubbed it in.
In an effort to save it, I pulled the shirt off her tiny body right there at the dinner table and immediately started the stain-treating process.
Unfortunately, several rounds of bleach and Oxi-Clean yielded no results, and I was left with a white shirt with pink splotches. So I did what any other mom would do. I cut it up into dust rags and moved on with my day. [Read more…]