Sunday, September 13, 2009

Student Accident Insurance

I used to think insuring your child was morbid. I wondered who would want to cash in on the possible death or dismemberment of their child? I would throw out the student accident insurance forms as soon as they come home.

This year I realized that it had nothing to do with "cashing in" or benefiting from your own family's misfortune. Do you know how much income you would have to give up to care for an injured child or how much time you would need off from work if you were grieving? What if your child required long-term care?

I know for those of you with healthy children and uneventful lives, these things are unthinkable. And so they should be. But I also know that you cannot predict what the future may bring or keep the unthinkable from breaking through. If you're like I was and have been unwilling to consider the necessity for insurance, maybe look at it this way. I don't call it student accident insurance, I call it family care insurance. Your family can be taken care of so you can take care of each other.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Real Reason

OK. The real reason why I didn't follow through with vegetarianism was that I was newly pregnant. And not because I don't think you can have a healthy vegetarian pregnancy, but that this baby wants MEAT.