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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 01:58 PM
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Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -I was gifted 3 boxes of cheerios. ...

Gratefuls:
-I was gifted 3 boxes of cheerios. My kids are psyched.
-free lunch program.
-Rice and beans til the cows come home!!! Cheap food rocks.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By justmama
Rhu, that's incredible for your son! I'm so...

Rhu, that's incredible for your son! I'm so happy for him!


Gratefuls:

-we had our appt at the food pantry today and feel SO much better about the state of the pantry/fridge/free*er

-with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-13-2014, 08:42 AM
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Posted By justmama
Just reading. Don't have time to comment but...

Just reading. Don't have time to comment but I'll come back tonight or tomorrow. Weekend is great. Super busy. Love to all. :love
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2014, 03:10 AM
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Posted By justmama
No, my income will be too high once I begin...

No, my income will be too high once I begin working. I wish it was going to put me in a better spot financially but I have a bad feeling that I'll be over the daycare assistance guidelines by like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By justmama
We don't qualify for WIC. My youngest is 6. :( ...

We don't qualify for WIC. My youngest is 6. :( We don't even qualify for food stamps anymore. Our income as a family of 4 qualifies but because my youngest is 6 and I'm in a training class and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By justmama
I tried to quote but it wouldn't let me. ...

I tried to quote but it wouldn't let me. :serious:



Mylie, you didn't say, how's the job hunt going? I'm SO glad your rent was paid and you have a little breathing room. I was really really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By justmama
Exhaustion. Total....total....exhaustion. ...

Exhaustion. Total....total....exhaustion. Clinicals is going well. My patients are mostly kind and grateful and the one dude that isn't is starting to come around. I heard he can be a bit cranky...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -3 lovely hours at the beach...

Gratefuls:

-3 lovely hours at the beach today with a friend and her girls.

-the ability to pull together a snack plate of a dinner when there's not much left in the house.

-2 more weeks of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-04-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By justmama
*hugs* I know how scary it is to go from a...

*hugs* I know how scary it is to go from a seemingly safe neighborhood in a house to a bad neighborhood in an apartment. I'm telling you though, it's a lot less stress. We lived in a duplex in a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By justmama
Exactly. My dinner was the leftover bits of...

Exactly. My dinner was the leftover bits of romaine lettuce, half a cucumber, some scraps of wilty broccoli, hummus, a hardboiled egg, and a homemade dressing from dijon mustard, honey, and a splash...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By justmama
frugalmama, forgive me but your house sounds like...

frugalmama, forgive me but your house sounds like it's COSTING you more than it's helping you. Every other month or so you have leaks in your plumbing or broken this or that. I feel like you would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By justmama
What about salvation army for rent assistance? ...

What about salvation army for rent assistance? Local churches? There's a church here that helps with utilities and rent every Friday if you get there when they open. I've never been but I have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-30-2014, 05:16 PM
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Views: 1,046
Posted By justmama
I live in HUD housing thankfully now so my rent...

I live in HUD housing thankfully now so my rent is a flat 30% that varies if my income does(I quit my job recently to do a housing-sanctioned CNA training class so they adjusted down). But before I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 01:19 PM
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Views: 2,616
Posted By justmama
We are eating out of the pantry and free*er...

We are eating out of the pantry and free*er lately. I'm buying VERY few groceries at the store. Tonight is a simple pad thai: http://vegweb.com/recipes/easy-pad-thai We've had it before and it's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By justmama
happyhats, I want to be your best friend. I'm...

happyhats, I want to be your best friend. I'm moving out there to be near you. :love You are too cool.


I had a little running mishap with a stick that hit my shoe JUST.RIGHT. on the trails...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 05:34 PM
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Posted By justmama
some great ideas! I've taken my lunch...

some great ideas!


I've taken my lunch every.single.day. for the last 4 weeks to school so that I don't go out every day with the other students. Big money saver there.

Likewise, I've been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By justmama
Rhu, I'm keeping you in my thoughts for this new...

Rhu, I'm keeping you in my thoughts for this new opportunity. That would be great. Sounds like a great fit for you!!!

frugalmama, I'm sending you thrift store vibes. Hopefully you find a few...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-24-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By justmama
happyhats, you are ON FIRE lately! :thumb I...

happyhats, you are ON FIRE lately! :thumb I can't say I've been even close to that diligent. I mean, our bills are down a bit, I'm packing lunch every day, staying out of stores, etc. But nothing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-21-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By justmama
did you try *ennioptical.com? We've ordered from...

did you try *ennioptical.com? We've ordered from them twice and my mom has ordered once and we've been thrilled all times with the quality and the price is incredible. I got a pair for my oldest...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By justmama
I've been very quiet for a long time. :grin:

I've been very quiet for a long time. :grin:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By justmama
Congrats wolfcat!!! :love *sigh* I'm...

Congrats wolfcat!!! :love


*sigh* I'm trying to get the childcare sorted out so I can stay in my program but it's not easy. I'm crossing my fingers right now.

And my best friend just got...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2014, 06:36 PM
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Views: 761
Posted By justmama
That's weird because they say soap nuts are so...

That's weird because they say soap nuts are so natural and gentle and stuff but my kids with sensitive, ec*ema-prone skin reacted to them like cra*y too.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By justmama
She's going to be 14 next month but I'm not sure...

She's going to be 14 next month but I'm not sure I'm comfortable leaving the little two with her from 7am until 2pm. She would be okay home alone since it's only a month but keeping the young ones...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By justmama
Ugh. I just got a denial letter from child care...

Ugh. I just got a denial letter from child care assistance after my program coordinator SWORE UP AND DOWN that they are approved for that and I'll definitely get daycare assistance. I'm feeling so...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-15-2014, 12:20 PM
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Views: 44,343
Posted By justmama
Gratefuls: -a free trip to the *oo(ya know,...

Gratefuls:

-a free trip to the *oo(ya know, that place with all the animals??) Lol. Stupid keyboard.

-homemade pi**a in the oven right now. My parents are coming over for dinner.

-it's a...
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