Work and Finances


A Window into this Dad’s Life on Father’s Day and Beyond

I don’t know what I’m doing. There. I said it… Are you happy, world??? This dad’s life is basically a series of hot messes that I’m desperately trying to contain with Kirkland brand disinfecting wipes. Shout out to Costco for always having my back, and probably way too much of my disposable income. I tried […]

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Living My Middle Class Vermonter American Dream

According to CNN’s middle class calculator, my family lands firmly in the middle class for Chittenden County, Vermont. I checked other sources as well, and sure enough, it appears we are a middle class Vermonter family. Well… pop out the champagne glasses, folks! It appears we’ve made it. But, have we? Being middle class Vermonters, you […]

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Government Shutdown: How it Could Impact My Family

My husband works for the federal government. When mention of a government shutdown due to the inability of Congress to agree on a budget starts circulating, we pay close attention. News related to this event becomes monumentally important. We start planning together for the impact on our family. Ironically, our relationship began shortly after the […]

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3SquaresVT Challenge: What Our Family of 4 Learned Eating on $99 for a Week

Food insecurity, or the lack of resources, often financial, to acquire nutritious food for every meal on a consistent basis, impacts one in ten Vermonters. The federal government sponsors an entitlement program, known as food stamps or the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals and families struggling with food […]

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