Some days, your values just collide, and you have to choose between self-care and a competing value. Oftentimes, it is self-care vs. kid-care. Today, it was self-care vs. frugality. Frugality won.

This was my afternoon snack. Two half-eaten apples. Because I wanted an apple, but couldn’t stand to throw away randomly-bitten-but-mostly-intact apples I served my kids for lunch. They were 69 cents each, after all.

In retrospect, perhaps self-care would have been a better choice.