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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2016, 10:27 AM
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Posted By mamabear0314
Texas has got to be the worst place to be low...

Texas has got to be the worst place to be low income. :/ I have to have after school care for my kids this semester so I applied for CCS only to be told that the state has stopped all placements...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2016, 11:18 AM
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Posted By mamabear0314
Back to school season. o_O My kids...

Back to school season. o_O

My kids backpacks were falling apart. Shoes had holes in them.

My parents bought the big kids backpacks and I got the 3 year old his for $20.

I got all 3 kids new...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-31-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By mamabear0314
http://www.divorcenet.com/states/new_jersey/imputi...

http://www.divorcenet.com/states/new_jersey/imputing_income_for_child_support
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By mamabear0314
I would go to court. He voluntarily changed his...

I would go to court. He voluntarily changed his income. In Texas he would have to pay a very similar amount and can't just leave a kid without insurance. I'm not sure where you are but I'd look into...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-29-2016, 08:29 PM
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Posted By mamabear0314
I think you did the right thing. I'd just say...

I think you did the right thing. I'd just say "Sorry, I don't have any money to spare." Period.
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By mamabear0314
He did say that he has already tried therapy and...

He did say that he has already tried therapy and medication but I agree that if he didn't give it at least a few months to work/try different meds he should try again.
Forum: Parenting   07-22-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By mamabear0314
*If any of the following sounds rude, it's not...

*If any of the following sounds rude, it's not meant to be. Just trying to cut to the chase.*

I'd say that you have two choices. You can either leave or try harder to be the husband and father...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-10-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By mamabear0314
I got more for it by selling it on craigslist...

I got more for it by selling it on craigslist actually.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-09-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By mamabear0314
I happily sold mine and wished the buyer better...

I happily sold mine and wished the buyer better luck. All my tears were spent before I filed, by the time my ring sold I was glad to be rid of it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-05-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,474
Posted By mamabear0314
We had a fun 4th! A friend got us into her pool...

We had a fun 4th! A friend got us into her pool for free which was having an all day swim and bbq thing. We ate and swam for 2.5 hours! Then we went to my parents house out in the country. My ex...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,474
Posted By mamabear0314
Happy birthday Mylie! As for me, a...

Happy birthday Mylie!

As for me, a craptastic day. I had to beg and harrass the ex to pay child support because my car is falling apart and rent is due. He finally does it. Except it's 40% of what...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,474
Posted By mamabear0314
Congrats on the job HappyHats! I agree that you...

Congrats on the job HappyHats! I agree that you shouldn't feel bad about going, you don't want to wait until your pantry is bare.

I was told this morning that my parents are going to let me and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-11-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By mamabear0314
Well I've already gotten my mom and the kid's...

Well I've already gotten my mom and the kid's other grandma's xmas presents. I have an idea for gifts from the kids to everyone ($10 snow globes at hobby lobby where you can put a picture inside, if...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,474
Posted By mamabear0314
Was able to finish my emergency fund and pay off...

Was able to finish my emergency fund and pay off the 2 credit cards this month. Of course, half of it was from a student loan refund so I'll have to pay it off in a few years but at least I'll be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By mamabear0314
So I've been following DR loosely for a while. I...

So I've been following DR loosely for a while. I have baby step 1 done, baby step 2 I just have the car left. I moved student loans to baby step 3c. 3b is a down payment for a house.

So I have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-23-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,474
Posted By mamabear0314
I started Christmas shopping today. For real. o_O

I started Christmas shopping today. For real. o_O
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,411
Posted By mamabear0314
Thank you ladies for continuing the discussion!...

Thank you ladies for continuing the discussion! I'm over here taking notes. ;) I'm glad I can benefit from those with more experience.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,474
Posted By mamabear0314
Actually yes, lol. We were sick constantly last...

Actually yes, lol. We were sick constantly last year so I made the box because I realized no one was around to help with the kids if I was dying on the couch. This year we've all been super healthy....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-08-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 33,474
Posted By mamabear0314
:( Last year I created a box in the pantry with...

:( Last year I created a box in the pantry with canned/dehydrated chicken noodle soup, pepto, ginger chews, gatorade and a $5 scooby doo movie with 4 episodes my kids have never seen. I figured if I...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-30-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,853
Posted By mamabear0314
I do think it should be an option for parents who...

I do think it should be an option for parents who want it but I don't think I would personally choose it. I'm interested to see what they come up with. I also wonder if they would separate the...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-28-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By mamabear0314
I think most people are on more of a spectrum. If...

I think most people are on more of a spectrum. If I ever had another baby I wouldn't do all of the baby vaccines and I'd delay some of them so I really fit more with sel/del but I feel like I get...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-28-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By mamabear0314
Thanks for sharing and nice to see you in here!

Thanks for sharing and nice to see you in here!
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   03-27-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By mamabear0314
I don't have strong feelings one way or another...

I don't have strong feelings one way or another honestly. People can still see it if they want.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,411
Posted By mamabear0314
Thank you for all of the ideas! I'm thinking the...

Thank you for all of the ideas! I'm thinking the $0.50/year of age is a good rate for my kids. I'm still trying to figure out how chores will be tied into it (or not). :)
Forum: Vaccinations   03-24-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 10,252
Posted By mamabear0314
I feel like as long as people continue to follow...

I feel like as long as people continue to follow the guidelines on being respectful it should be allowed.
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