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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2014, 04:12 PM
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Posted By kindofcrunchy82
help starting a preschool co-op

I have talked with the children's pastor at my church and she is very interested in co- hosting a preschool coop at the church. I had the idea since I didn't plan on putting dd and dsd in preschool...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-28-2014, 04:08 PM
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Views: 88
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
We are blending!

So I posted a while ago DP and I were thinking of moving in together and decided to wait a year, but we ended up finding a place and are moving to a bigger (much bigger) place for us. We have 2...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Gratefuls: 70$ refund from the dr., (not...

Gratefuls:

70$ refund from the dr., (not sure what for but I will take the check!)

DP and my 2 kiddos went to eat last night at applebees, they forgot DP's meal so while it was 10 minutes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
My DP and i got the rental house! We move in...

My DP and i got the rental house! We move in August 1st. I have already talked to my current landlord and he is super nice about letting me go on short notice and not paying for the week of the move...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,350
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I have been struggling with this ton lately. I am...

I have been struggling with this ton lately. I am transistioning into a totally weird, yet not weird situation. I will be moving in with DP in a couple weeks and we have discussed I should continue...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
yes! Getting one on one time even with my own two...

yes! Getting one on one time even with my own two is difficult, yet needed at times. It is more difficult with ds 8, but even have a small conversation with him while dd naps helps me feel more...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I think people need to respect your boundaries. I...

I think people need to respect your boundaries. I have been slower to warm up to DP's dd's than my ex's DP has to my own kids, because I am with my own two kids almost 24/7. I have tried to warm up...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
we want to buy soon too, ideally in a year to 2,...

we want to buy soon too, ideally in a year to 2, I hate renting. Even 8 yo ds was disapointed we aren't looking to buy the house we looked at lol but that is because there is a no pet policy here....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
so I haven't been on much the past couple weeks....

so I haven't been on much the past couple weeks. Kiddos went on their big cruise with the exh last week and I was able to spend time with my DP. We stayed around town and have a little staycation,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,160
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
July 1st: no unbudgeted spending for me today. I...

July 1st: no unbudgeted spending for me today. I made payment to the student loan, and rent check is already mailed out for the month. Tomorrow will be ds's 8th bday. I have 41$ cash that I plan to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I have found an interesting program near me. It...

I have found an interesting program near me. It is 5$ to start and then for the duration of the program you either pay 3$ or donate an hour to work the ministry and you have to meet once a month for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,160
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Here are some new ways to challenge yourself...

Here are some new ways to challenge yourself using this thread:

1. My goal for this month... To stay within my budget for the month. I have Ds's bday party soon and a host of other family...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I used to be a couponing queen before I had dd....

I used to be a couponing queen before I had dd. Once I had her and went to 2 kiddos and then my marriage fell apart I never got my couponing mojo back. I was one of those people with stockpiles and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I get the family crap all too well. I am just out...

I get the family crap all too well. I am just out of distance to be a needy single mom, but I see the treatment my sister gets, she asked my grandma to babysit for her and my grandma said no because...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
yep, it has taken me years! to make new friends...

yep, it has taken me years! to make new friends since my separation. And I still don't have a really great, close friend or anything to confide in but I do have some people around me. Going into my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,403
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
What percent of income do you spend on housing?

I have been trying to get my budget back on track and realize there just isn't much I can do atm other than just live the way things are.

I watched and read about how much housing should cost and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I have went over my budget again and again and it...

I have went over my budget again and again and it looks like I have depleted about 300$ of my savings cushion this past month. I just cannot get ahead and save more and it is frustrating me. I am not...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Check your parenting plan and divorce documents,...

Check your parenting plan and divorce documents, usually there is a 30 day notice he should give.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I agree, there must be a compromise. All our...

I agree, there must be a compromise. All our children that have gone through a break-up/divorce have been through rough times, some rough than others. It isn't fair to those that handle it well to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Anyone a sahm to bio kids and step kids?

Anyone doing that? My DP and I have bounced the idea around and are heavily leaning toward that in the future. We have 4 young children, 2 that are in need of full time care. His 2 kids live with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
the birthday party thing may need to change. My...

the birthday party thing may need to change. My ex and I had a year where we attempted him coming to the parties, but that was short lived once we both started new serious relationships. My kids...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 47,541
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Hi all, this is babybird. I forgot I had made a...

Hi all, this is babybird. I forgot I had made a new account when I was going through my divorce since my ex had been snooping on me online. Anyhow, I plan to switch to this account and start over...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-30-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
it sounds like a great idea to me. I don't...

it sounds like a great idea to me. I don't follow a lot of the same lifestyle choices as you, but for me, the main thing is to respect others beliefs and that is a great starting point, imo. I too,...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
okay a couple things that stick out to me,...

okay a couple things that stick out to me, firstly, your stbxh and GF haven't been dating very long, and using the word love does not guarantee their relationship will last. I agree with you, the...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I am a long time user of mothering, but needed...

I am a long time user of mothering, but needed to post under different name because of my DH. anyway, all the drama unfolding, he had an affair for well over a year, gave me an ultimatim about not...
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