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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.

“I Won’t Dress My Daughter in Frilly Clothes” … and Other Things I Had...

As a married person without children, it was really easy to see how other parents acted and think to myself very proudly, “Oh, I wouldn’t parent like that.” Okay, let’s be honest, I was...

Beach Guide 101 for Littles :: What You Need to Know and Bring

FINALLY! It is here - summer 2021. Truth be told, it has felt like it has taken two years to get here since my family didn’t do any vacation celebrating in 2020, but that...

Mom’s Survival Guide :: Navigating the 2021 Dumpster-Fire Housing Market

It’s rough out there, house hunters. In the beginning, it was fun. But all of a sudden it has become a blood-bath, an intense winner-takes-all championship. As soon as a house is listed, there...

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...