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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.

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...

Why We Gave Up Amazon for Christmas (and Life)

The most controversial thing I can tell any mom in 2020 is “I don’t use Amazon.” We moms all experienced the terror that an international pandemic can do to our shopping trends. Not only...

To My Undecided Friends :: It’s Worth It.

Friends, I was you just a few years ago. On the childless side of this. My husband and I were at the beach, our whole family packed into a small and cramped two-story beach house....
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Teaching Moments at the Polls

While I am not one to share political opinions on social media despite my interest in current events, I’ve always been enthusiastic about encouraging everyone I know to vote. I’m sure it is attributed...

Missing Out: A NICU Perspective

When I had dreamed of having my baby, I imagined covered in absolute bliss, like the fluffiest sherpa blanket. After experiencing skin-to-skin and the first motherly act of breastfeeding, there would be an instant...