Join Date: Jul 2006
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I think the first thing I would do is contact legal aide (whomever in your area provides free legal services) and work on an extension on your court date. With a doctor's note you will more than likely not have to go right now, but you need to start working on this right away. Since it has already been taken care of and was just driving without a license, you may be able to take care of it by mail even.
After doing that, I would find the nearest food pantry. Do you belong to a church? Often times they are great resources in times like these. They may even be able to provide transportation for you to get to the food pantry. Even if you don't belong to one, you could call around to different churches. Plus, it wouldn't hurt to try food stamps. I know in Illinois they are set up to provide immediate short term help in cases like yours. I would hope Texas has a similar program.
I agree with the idea of providing part time "babysitting" (I tend to think of "Child care" as more permanant) to friends/DH's coworkers during the holidays. I bet you could make a ton of money just by watching kids overnight on New Year's Eve.
It may not seem like it to you, but it's almost fortunate that this is happening at this time of year. Although a lot of food pantries run out of food during the holiday season, many, many orginizations come forward to provide food baskets, winter coats, children's presents, etc.
I wish you luck and a healthy pregnancy.