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The Bargain vs. The American Dream: Small Business Ownership

The Bargain vs. The American Dream: Small Business Ownership

Stories and names used in this post are fiction, though they are based on real life experiences. Every so often, I see someone really excited about the thought of opening their own cloth diaper store, or other small business. I get it. It’s “The American Dream.” I’ve also heard complaints about product prices, talk of buying well…anywhere but from small businesses, and references to brands as “big” when I know for a fact that they are not. Ex: “They’re a big business, they can afford to cover return shipping.” or “They’re a big brand, they can afford to honor this price mistake for everyone.” Starting a business isn’t that easy, and the successful stores and brands have worked incredibly hard, and taken risks to get where they are today.

In the past 7 1/2 or so years, I’ve seen a lot of businesses come and go, I’ve seen a lot of struggles, and I’ve vowed to shop small even more than I already did. So what exactly is “small?”

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I Had LASIK! Here’s What It Was Like for Me

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I paid for this procedure myself and was not compensated for writing about it. If you click a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, thank you. The day I had my LASIK consultation, I made the appointment to have it done. I thought I’d share what it was like and whether I’d do it over again.

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What a LASIK Consultation Taught Me about Myself as a Mother

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After I had my LASIK consultation and made the appointment, I had a rather unexpected side effect. My kids freaked out (especially my youngest) and my feelings about it surprised me. This is rather personal and that’s always a bit scary, but I chose to share it in case any other Moms are feeling the same way. If you are, you aren’t alone. I don’t think my situation or my feelings are that unusual for a Mom.

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My LASIK Consultation Experience

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I paid for this procedure myself and was not compensated for writing about it. If you click a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, thank you. I’ve wanted to have LASIK for at least the past 15 years, when I went to a seminar at my job at the time. I was a little worried about the safety but mostly, it just wasn’t in my budget. I’ve been thinking about it more and more in recent years, and I finally decided it wouldn’t hurt to go for a consultation.

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Judgement in the Natural Parenting Community

The judgement of moms, especially in the natural parenting community

This is going to be one of those ramble-y posts. One of those things that has been rattling around in my brain for a long time and I need to get it out. Moms (and people in general) love to judge other moms. In my experience, it seems to be compounded in the “natural parenting” community. There’s this idea that if you cloth diaper, you must fit this other mold of what “a cloth dapering mom” is. Moms are made to feel guilty if they don’t fit this picture perfect, “crunchy” mold.

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