bumping above all the spam!
post #61 of 142
5/22/07 at 10:32am
I feel like advertisments, both in TV and in magazines, and embedded in movies, work to twang our insecurities and make us unhappier.
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have you checked out the tv free tribe?
any mamas want to send me a couple of their old copies of Hip Mama or Brain, Child. i would love to check them out and am pretty sure they don't have them at our local library (although i could be wrong). Are they less ad-based?
The granola recipe sounds so good - can't wait to try it. I've never thought about making my own granola before...duh!
Kelly, I don't think that cutting back a shift so that you qualify for Medicaid is immoral or unethical. You have more of a responsibility to your children than to the government, you know? We're all without insurance right now, and I feel like it's immoral and unethical of our society to allow so many of us to be uninsured. We're moving to ny in a week, and I'll be looking hard for a job that offers affordable insurance for our family, or we'll be applying for Medicaid. DH works in the restaurant industry and any insurance he's been offered in the past has been too expensive for us. I really hope that changes for us soon. :
hi again ladies,
just came to rant real quick before i go to work-
i missed a credit card payment. it was 3 days late. i've NEVER been late on it. i called immediately and payed $80 more than the minimum payment and guess what? they raised my interest rate from 10% to 32 freaking %!!!! i've been crying about it for 2 days. the balance on the card is almost $6,000. and it pisses me off so bad that everything we've used it for was medical bills, or groceries.
Cross-posted this in a discussion about SAH "welfare moms" in SAHM:
I work part time out of the home for 20 hours a week. I make $9.50 an hour which makes my take home pay about $700 a month.
With me not working, we got over $500 a month in food benefits.
While I am working we get about $100 in food benefits.
With me spending $35 a week on a babysitter and $70 every two weeks to fill up my gas tank plus the loss of food stamps, I am losing money to work, basically. I mean, if you count food benefits.
I am only open to working part time because I am in college full time, and I have very young children.
Should I quit my job?