Tag Archives: SNAP

I didn’t drive anything anywhere…I’ve always had SNAP.

Recently there are two stories going viral about getting welfare. One was written by a woman who drove her Mercedes; the other by a woman who took a bus. In both cases the women talk about the shame of poverty. … Continue reading

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My Poor Mind: Poverty on the Brain

I recently saw a video on Upworthy.com and it really got me thinking. The video is talking about the mental health and overall well being of middle class, and upper middle class, women and how stress effects their minds and bodies. This doesn’t … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation: The case of the missing nutrition

The oldest girl unlocked the “obtain a high school diploma” achievement. The youngest leveled up with honor roll and citizenship bonuses. Nothing to do now except sit back and coast into the next school year. Nope. For families like mine summer … Continue reading

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Let’s change the wage conversation

Over the past several weeks I’ve been looking into ways to find common ground between those who hate how many people are on food stamps, and those who don’t want to fucking be on food stamps. So I started a … Continue reading

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Stop Poor-shaming, we don’t need your help to feel ashamed!

If you haven’t heard, a Utah school district recently decided that it would be a good idea to just dump lunches of kids with backed up accounts. Let’s keep in mind that these are elementary school kids. These kids don’t … Continue reading

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A Selfish Decision

Yesterday, while I was at the grocery store, I spent some money rather selfishly. I know how tight our budget is but I honestly couldn’t resist this. I bought three cold chicken tenders from the deli. Over the past three … Continue reading

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Why is “Living Wage” a Bad Word?

At 5am, on my little blog, I posted that I was awake since 3am crying. I had also just gone to bed at 12am after crying myself to sleep. Why? Because I posted an article on my Facebook page in … Continue reading

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