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Month: January 2015

A patch of sunlight

As the year in which our family would be away in Melbourne, 2014 had all the appearances of being a time of rest, relaxation, and replenishment for our little family. Personally, it was one of the hardest years I’ve had yet, as a daughter, and as a wife in my marriage. Today’s post is a throwback to something I wrote in May of last year, on my personal journal. Interestingly, it was the only post I had written there all year, and I had forgotten about it till I happened to browse through recently. When I came across it...

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Money doesn’t buy happiness

Ever since Noah’s birth, Galvin and I have been making decisions that privilege time together over monetary concerns. For example, Galvin resigned a few months earlier to care for Noah full time when I went back to work after maternity leave, and I settled for a ten percent pay cut in return for the flexibility to start work an hour late each day so that I could be there every morning when Noah wakes up. As I told a friend at that time, we reckoned that the drop in income probably wouldn’t have a noticeable impact on our lifestyle,...

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