good morning mamas!
Originally Posted by sewsew
Thanks for setting this up!
Iam really struggling with our finances - moreso than ever. I *accidentally* bounced our checking account on Wednesday. Alright noone ever does it on purpose but still......... Bounced check fees UGH!!! All cuz I forgot that the cell phone bill is directly debited - UGH UGH
I'm so embarrased and upset all at the same time.
I joined the Feb No Spend Challenge thread. Hopefully I can get myself on track.
Well thanks for listening to me whine!
ah, the check fees
i can't live without my account, but there have been a few months recently that i've paid more in fees than i have paid in bills....really freakin scary.
Originally Posted by justmama
Hey ediesmom, I've been mia a bit because of my computer issues but how's the shoulder feelign???
aurakitten, sorry to hear about your baby. that's so scary. I think not being able to breathe is possibly THE scariest thing in the world.
sewsew, I had a rubber check a few months ago and the fees just TOTALLY screwed me. It sucks to not only bounce a check but lose money on the fees too.
momof4sweeties, I hear ya on the taxes. if my ex and I file jointly like we did before(we are still married technically) we have to pay in. i'm not sure how to actually GET a refund back this year. i was really counting on that money so I totally know how frustrated you must be.
As for us, it's the first so we went grocery shopping. ex is taking the two bigger girls to the petstore for a new fish for each of them(tank is at his house) so that's a small break for me today! woohoo!!!!! bus driver has been picking Mady up in front of the house in the mornings (even though she could get in trouble for it) so I dont' have to walk to the bus stop with them and sit in the cold with the baby. she's a really really sweet woman!
Grace is doing well gaining weight. She's going to be one month old in a few days and she's up to 6lbs!!!!! Big chunker! So that means I have just over 2 weeks left of maternity leave.
I'm sad because I really do want to keep Grace with me and I'm worried about pumping at work(they basically told me no) but I am working short shifts for the first few weeks so I can nurse right before her daddy takes her and he'll give her one bottle, and I'll be back to nurse her before I get too engorged and start leaking like crazy. BUT it's still nerve-wracking to leave a 6 week old who isn't at her due date yet.
I can only hope that her daddy will keep her at my house away from the smoke from his mom and step-dad.
the shoulder is okay....hurts, but i have hope
there has GOT TO BE a way to figure all this out.....housing subsidy?
and DEMAND that she be kept away from the smoke......really, it should be a no-brainer for him
Originally Posted by Daniel's Kitty
Wow a new month!
My husband may have a buyer for a house. If he does we won't qualify for any help. We are in waiting for a foodstamp appointment but I can live with not having that. We may be getting unemployment money ($200 a week). I can't wait until real estate takes off! When we get out of this hole, I am going to build our savings up enough that we can live for a year!
We have good news though.
My MW found a copy of the info that was sent in with the birth certificate so we don't have to buy a copy to get that fixed.
My FIL fixed the truck for cost of materials $50 instead of $500
I gave the baby some tylenol for his teeth last night (he has been in a teething nightmare for a while) and it stopped the pain so he slept. I know so many people think this is bad, but I remember needing something when my wisdom teeth were coming in.
tylenol for pain sounds perfectly reasonable, mama.....don't second guess yourself.
and...YAY!....on the truck
back from my ani weekend
i have a girl-crush
got to take the pooches to the low cost vax clinic
: stella can't be groomed without a rabies vax.....this pisses me off..but, she REALLY needs grooming. don't know how i'm going to physically handle the two of them with one functioning arm....but the clinic is only once a month and she lookes like absolute hell...and shes filthy. actually f'ing gross. and i can't do it myself
and low cost
okay mamas....see you soon
welcome to the new mamas! thanks for being here! (i need all the support i can get