Nichole Collins MacMillan

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Category Archives: Simple Lessons

Choice and Challenge

  Before anyone gets impressed by our accepting of a week-long SNAP challenge, it’s important for me to acknowledge some of the interruptions that have affected our family’s experiment. It’s Wednesday confession time. The temptations to stretch the budget started before the challenge ever began: Mother’s Day. That’s was the official start date of the […]

Feeding My Family Is Not A SNAP

Wholesome Wave Georgia is sponsoring a SNAP Challenge this week.  (SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the challenge is to eat on the average SNAP benefit of $4.17/person/day for a week.)  My family has decided to take part (well, really, I decided on behalf of my family).  I’m planning to write about our […]

New Year – New Rhythms

Over the past couple of weeks I have witnessed through social media and in person at Bare Bulb Coffee all sorts of people marking a new year with planning, prioritizing, and strategizing for 2015.   Most have done this with a cup of coffee nearby (as documented in their newsletters, Instagram feeds, and on their blogs). […]

Not a lily, but the message is the same…

This flower happened to me this week. My kitchen window is lined with tiny glass vases. I like the way they catch the afternoon light even when they are empty.   One is a tiny Patron bottle that holds the story of a birthday celebration with a friend. Another is a tiny syrup bottle from Cracker […]

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