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January 4, 2018
Money Resolutions for 2018

Coming into 2018, I am facing some challenges in regards to my personal finances. I have the standard added expenses of 2 additional children; and with Toddler L., I did not need daycare. Now, I do. I also moved (which always costs more than you anticipate), desperately need to buy a car, and my main […]

December 23, 2017
Stating the Obvious: Jerusalem Is The Capital of Israel

Earlier this month POTUS made the announcement that the U.S. will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Now, this actually is not a recent development. The U.S. Congress voted to do this back in 1995, but previous presidents have signed a waiver that would delay the implementation of this act (called the ‘Jerusalem […]

Donald Trump making America great January 21, 2017
Multicultural Parenting in the Trump Era

It is official – Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Given his highly divisive campaign and approach to politics, this fact has many American minorities wringing their hands in worry. However we need to keep things in perspective. While Mr. Trump may have been a star in reality TV, that does […]

working while pregnant January 17, 2017
How To Take Maternity Leave When You Live Paycheck To Paycheck

When I found out that I was expecting, I started looking into my company’s maternity leave policy right away. Why? Well, because I did not know the details. Of course it was listed as a benefit in my hiring paperwork. But who looks at that stuff if you are not pregnant or if you are […]

barnyard baby shower invite graphic December 28, 2016
How To Have A Fabulous Baby Shower And Not Go Broke

When I graduated from college with my BA, I learned an important lesson: celebrate life whenever you can. At the time, I was a 29 year old nontraditional student. I was just happy to have a degree in hand. But my mother implored me to have a graduation party; especially since I was the first […]

Barry December 18, 2016
The Movie ‘Barry’ Was A Soft Letdown

Ever since I saw the trailer, I really wanted to see the movie Barry on Netflix. I have yet to read any of the books that Barack Obama published on his life, so I was eager to see a bit of our current President’s formative years fleshed out on film. Well the movie didn’t really […]

November 12, 2016
Afterthoughts of a Third Party Voter

This past Tuesday I patiently waited for my boyfriend to get off of work so that he could watch my 3 week old baby so that I could go vote. It was 3 p.m., and I was the only voter at my polling location. Two gentlemen were there to support the campaign efforts of local […]

August 11, 2016
A Poor Woman’s Cable: Streaming TV

About 10 years ago, I ditched cable TV. Initially it was because I was hardly ever at home, I had a decent DVD collection, and of course, it just cost way too much. About 4 years ago, I signed up for Netflix (I used to do their DVD-by-mail service, remember that?) and I haven’t looked […]

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