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Katie Templet

Katie Templet
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A kid at heart, Katie loves all things writing, Harry Potter and musicals. At any moment, she is down for either a cup of coffee or margarita. Her passions are building and improving her community of Lafayette, where she was born and raised, and teaching her one daughter to have a British accent. (Not so successful at that last part yet). She spends her day as a credit union storyteller, believing that building strong personal finance habits can be the secret to a fulfilled life. She also contributes to the local finance and community-centric blog, the Meri-tea Community.

Unpopular Opinion :: I Love My Mother-in-Law

We were all warned growing up. Beware the mother-in-law. I can't remember where and when it started. Snippets from adult conversations. Books, movies, TV shows. Definitely Everybody Loves Raymond. I was in high school when I watched...
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Five Ways Local Credit Unions Can Help Your Family Crush Their Financial Goals

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Meritus Credit Union.  Five Ways Local Credit Unions Can Help Your Family Crush Their Financial Goals Credit unions. It’s a word that many find unfamiliar and at times, confusing...

The Pacifier Wars

It was all NICU's fault. To be honest, it was a relief. My baby had to spend four days in the NICU and among the magic that NICU nurses possess, it is getting a baby...

The Danger of Toxic Positivity

It was a few months ago. I was speaking to a friend on the phone who was struggling. She wasn't going to be seeing any family for Christmas due to the pandemic and vulnerable...

Finding Fitness in Mom Life

Before baby, it was so easy. While I had a weakness of margaritas and queso, and struggled a bit on always eating healthy, I could always count on my commitment to fitness. Cycling, bootcamp, Barre,...

Why Montessori? :: A Deep Dive into This Education Phenomenon

The most-watched TED talk ever recorded is “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” In this talk, speaker Sir Ken Robinson explains how the current school structure strives to educate children in a very narrow way, focusing,...

I Miss This Moment, Already

Some days, she is the opposite of easy. Her mouth is rebelliously happy as she repeatedly says the newly formed word: No. Other times it is “No, no, no, no, no!” It is a gamble...

New Year, New True Crime to Discover

If you’re anything like me, among the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you definitely made sure to take advantage of free time to binge watch true crime documentaries. With most things, the more...

Have Yourself a Merry, Minimalist Christmas

When I was six years old, I distinctly remember constantly re-writing my Christmas list to Santa. It was the same 5-6 items that I was asking for, my little and innocent mind changing the...

“I See You, Abuela” :: Virtually Loving My Grandmother in the COVID ICU

I had imagined this day for a long time.  My sweet, sweet Abuela lived a wondrous, abundant life. She proudly raised five children, nurtured thirteen grandchildren, and experienced seven great-grandchildren. She has lived in Puerto...