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May We All Raise Dollar Tree Children

May we all raise Dollar Tree children.

I think that statement alone is gonna garner a plethora of reactions, which will probably run the gamut of “Heck yes!” to “Uh, heck no.”

Still, I’m gonna lead with it ’cause it’s a bit brazen, just like spending a dollar on something when you could spend $4 on the same dang thing elsewhere.

You rebel, you.

And may you be raising little kind, budget-conscious hellions who, like you, see the value (see what I did there) in being financially prudent and less name-brand obsessed.

I’d be lying if I said that I don’t shop other places like the holy land known as Target or Publix, where shopping is a pleasure. Still, when I’m not paying out my biscuit for gluten-free, vegan cookies, my favorite peanut butter protein bites, my high-waisted leggings or vintage-style graphic tees, I’m taking my arse along with my three extra appendages to dollar heaven when we can spend a little more liberally and feel a little less bad about it.

While I’m not the biggest fan of DT toilet paper, I do enjoy not having to spend upwards of $6 on a greeting card, water bottle, solid color t-shirt, coloring book, birthday balloons, or even plate and drinkware.

Listen, I ain’t fancy.

 

Nicole Merritt
Nicole Merritt
Nicole Merritt is a mother of three, a freelance writer, co-host of I Am The Worst Parent Ever Podcast and the Owner and Founder of jthreeNMe; an imperfectly authentic peek at real-life marriage, parenting, and self-improvement. jthreeNMe is raw, honest, empowering, inspiring, and entertaining; it’s like chicken soup for those that are exhausted, over-stressed and under-inebriated, yet still utterly happy. Nicole's work has been featured by NBC's TODAY Show, Love What Matters, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, CafeMom, Popsugar, Motherly & many others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe.com and as @jthreeNMe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

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