You need it more than you think

We are a society of stressed-out people. There’s no doubt about it. Granted, a global pandemic hasn’t helped our stress levels. As a society, we put in a ton of hours at work and often come home exhausted. …

We never painted by the numbers, baby / but we were making it count

Taylor Swift singing into microphone

The name Taylor Swift conjures up all different emotions. At times, she’s been known for who she’s dating as much as her music. Taylor’s been in and out of the news in recent years. She rose to popularity as a teenage country star, and at the height of that popularity…

Tips and tricks to save money on your gifts from a seasoned retail associate

I’ve worked in a variety of different retail positions in my life, some seasonal jobs, and some long-term part-time gigs. Over the years, I’ve learned some useful money-saving tips. You don’t have to pay full price this holiday season. Seriously, you shouldn’t pay full price, especially around the holidays.

1. Look for opportunities to get free shipping.


The many ways Scout shows she cares

When you think of ways cats show their owners they care, number one on the list is almost always the offering of a dead bird or furry critter left on the doorstep. If you’re really lucky and truly loved by your feline, they’ll carry the gift inside the house.


That my other cats don’t do

Much to my two cats’ frustration and consternation, I adopted a blind kitten. It was right before the pandemic and I hadn’t expected to adopt another cat, but I fell in love with her. She endured a lot in her short life including a life-saving surgery to remove her eyes…

Nancy Parish

Writer, Midwesterner, Amateur Cat Herder, Nap Enthusiast. Previously, Contributing Editor for CWIM.

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