Way to go, ladies!!
mommy2boys, there is a great thread here
with a plan I thought sounded really "doable" for paying off debt. you might want to check it out.
i don't know how student loans work in the US, but in canada the interest you pay is tax deductible, and they are really good about allowing you six months off from payments if your financial situation gets tough. the interest rates are very low (i'm paying 5% on mine) and they are quite flexible with payments. It's the last debt we will pay off b/c of that.
vegmom: that is so great that you came up with that extra money. buying a car for cash is SUCH a huge accomplishment - really, you should be very proud that you are going to do that, even if it means not being able to apply that money to current debt. most people finance cars, so you deserve to feel proud!
georgia: that's awesome about your car. That is definitely one way to get some extra money. have YOU checked out that thread I linked to above? it might be a good way to put that extra $150/month to use. and aren't mothers grand?? my mum was here for two weeks and got me so many things I needed (a hairbrush, some maternity clothes, and lots of diaper money for my newborn stash!).
Jess: fearless leader!!! have you seen what someone did under your username? gee, wonder who it was???