• Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    Wants vs. Needs: A New Mum’s Perspective

    You would think that the difference between wants and needs would be ridiculously obvious. But in reality, most people these days live their lives without really differentiating between the two. We seem to feel like we need things that we really could easily live without: the internet, caffeine, our iPhones, a vacation. We live in a world where consumerism is inescapable. It is impossible to go anywhere these days without seeing a logo, an advertisement, hearing about a promotion, the latest tech, fashion trend, celebrity gossip. It’s on the television, on our phones, in our ears, on our clothes, and in our food; we can’t avoid it. When I became…