so grumpy just need to vent

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Registered: 11-28-2007
so grumpy just need to vent
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 6:29pm
I have been mia for a while. I used to post on here alot, but don't worry we have always been trying to be frugal anyway. We are a one income family.
Melinda (loving Jimmy for fourteen years, a mom to one angel Austin (02/05/03) and Jake (6) as well as Alora (1) if i could just figure out how to add a picture)
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Sun, 07-19-2009 - 12:13am

So sorry you are going through so much stress! If you were able to work out the school schedule and try to cut out some things such as the vacations and such for just a little while, wouldn't that help get you on a career track and bring in some good money? I don't know how old your child is, but could you look into a state funded program such as headstart to help you while you attend school? Is there any kind of grant you could get to use toward your child care expense?

I wish you luck and just keep asking around. Someone may know of resources to really help you.

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Mon, 07-20-2009 - 10:15am
Some churches have Mothers morning out programs.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 08-02-2009 - 9:21am

Sending hugs...

I think WIC can provide nutritional assistance to children up to age 5 so that might help a little with the groceries each month and relieve some stress for you.

I think it is great that you are learning a new skill! Is there someone in your church who might watch your son when you go to class in exchange for manicures/pedicures etc? Is there a friend that you might switch babysitting days with, if they work on different days than you go to class? Just trying to brainstorm some ideas...


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Tue, 08-04-2009 - 2:48pm
hello!! i understand where youre coming from-i manage the money in our house too and im constantly telling my dh what we're paying and how much we're paying, etc. he gets frusterated hearing about it too, but who else am i going to tell? also if i dont tell him and he asks what money we have in the bank-he'll then ask what did you spend it on?? like you, i try to trust