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Dancing on a Tightrope

Dancing on a Tightrope

by Monica Palmer “Those people don’t need free food; they need to learn how to manage their money.” This past week, a man made this comment during a discussion about the recent easing of the federal guidelines for free and reduced price lunches at school. This person...

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

by Monica Palmer Last Christmas, I did something naughty. I started with good intentions; I volunteered to wrap presents which would be delivered by a local charity to children in need. My task was to take the bags of donations given by generous community members and...

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Protein Pusher

Protein Pusher

by Monica Palmer   Most mornings around my house, I’m known as the protein pusher. I’m always trying to find ways to get my kids and husband to get more protein in their breakfast.   I’m a big believer in starting the day with a protein-packed breakfast,...

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Mr. Fix It

Mr. Fix It

by Monica Palmer   Downstairs, in the unfinished part of our basement, there is a shelf. We call it the “fix it” shelf. All things that can be fixed with duct tape, glue, or fresh batteries, are placed on that shelf, and my husband fixes them. Sure, I could...

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Choosy Givers

Choosy Givers

by Monica Palmer “Beggars can’t be choosers.” I remember my four older siblings hurling this phrase at me any time I complained about getting tossed the scraps of some treat we were told to share. It used to make me seethe at the injustice. This phrase popped up the...

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