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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-25-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By kindofcrunchy82
I haven't been here much lately still busy...

I haven't been here much lately still busy adjusting to the new home and family. Our food costs are huge now. I am hoping now that we hit up sam's and have the bulk of the unpacking done I can start...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Food budget revamp how much does your family of 6 spend on food per month?

I used to spend about 300$ a month on all food/eating out etc for myself and 2 kids. Now living with DP and his 2 dd's has been eye opening!

We have no food allergies known but other minor issues...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
Stb step sibling teasing ds, tips to stop it

2 weeks into our co habitation and stb dsd 6 is taking out most if not all her aggression on my ds 8, She is not physically aggressive but is name calling and teasing alot and she also gets in his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
step kids sharing vs having own items

An interesting dynamic in blending families, what is offs limits to share vs what to share? Right now we all the girls toy mixed together essentially taking away any individual items but the t2...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 57,101
Posted By kindofcrunchy82
hi all, checking in since the move. We got...

hi all,

checking in since the move. We got it all done, but unpacking omg! there is so much stuff! My dp and I have already brought bags and bags of stuff to the thrift store but we will need to...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
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
Replies: 0
Views: 171
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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: 5,660
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: 341
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: 322
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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: 2,372
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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: 2,372
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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
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Views: 57,101
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: 1,704
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: 941
Views: 57,101
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: 710
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: 645
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: 184
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...
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