Shannon "Kate" Delamare
Kate Delamare is a freelance writer specializing in content writing about personal finance, pets, and personal development.
What Marie Kondo Taught Me About Upcycling
There truly is an art to letting things go. If you're in the midst of spring cleaning and not sure if you're ready to let some of your old clothing go, you aren't alone.
Do Americans Move Too Fast?
Though Japan is one of my favorite places, Japanese ways of life don't always mesh with Americans. I experienced some amazing things while I was in Japan that will stay with me forever, for better or worse.
My Mother Was A Jewish Hippie
I've had the good fortune to have two mothers in my life. My birth mother, Dana, was the kind of person who gave you anxiety when you saw her number on your caller ID, but you still wanted to know what crazy thing she would say or do next.
Movies Your Spouse Won't Hate
If you are anything like me, you have scoured the internet for a movie night flick that passes the spouse test. My husband and I have a once-a-month rule where I can pick a romance movie to watch together. Over seven years of being together and I have seen him get up to go to the bathroom more times than can be healthy to avoid watching a movie with me that he does not enjoy.
How We Paid Off $8,500 In Debt Last Month
When I first met my husband his credit was very low. He was about to be evicted from his apartment and wasn't making a lot from his job. It was a situation all parents would dread for their daughter. A week into dating he was invited to live with me and my roommates. After a few months, our relationship had progressed and we moved into our own place.