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  1. General Chat
    I have been posting on my regular threads here in FV about the challenges of taking care of my elderly parents. Sometimes I am frustrated, sometimes angry, sometimes full of thanks..... It's an up and down bumpy road and I'm not always traveling it smoothly!!! I envision this as a thread...
  2. Family
    So my son is in intermural basketball (it's before "real" sports, where the lil guys just play against their own school in order to learn the game and how to play as a team!) We are at his game tonight and cheering for both teams because IT'S INTERMURAL!!! Anyhow there is a parent behind us...
  3. General Chat
    On Jan 14th I will be going to visit my parents in Scotland. I call them almost every day and speak and my father is always cheerful and there is no difference in his voice. My mom has said a few times that he is getting really thin and weak and she personally thinks that he doesn't have much...
  4. General Chat
    When I was little, my mom and dad went to my school and church programs, and clapped for me. When I was in high school, they came out to watch me march in parades and half time shows. They came to my plays and award assemblies. When I started teaching, they drove out of state to come watch...
  5. General Chat
    Some of you folks with a little age on you will apprecitate this. The author is unknown: GOD BLESS THE PARENTS WHO DRUGGED US.. The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical...
  6. General Chat
    My Dad is getting ready to retire this June, I'm worried. He is delusional about his finances. The man has never paid a bill or bought a single grocery in all his life. My mother has been begging him to wait but he just won't listen. Says he hates working and won't work a single day longer...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I have read that you should buy life insurance if you have a spouse and children (enough that the benefits could help pay their education). I do not have a spouse or children, but I have been thinking of buying a policy and naming my mother as beneficiary. I think she will struggle financially...
  8. Frugal Living
    We have talked about how not teaching your children about money or frugality can hurt them. See thread "Momma don't let your children grow up to be Greebo's" But on the flip side were you hurt by your parents frugality or have your children been hurt by yours? Share your story. Here is mine...
  9. General Chat
    My parents are elderly and their health is visably failing. They still live alone and independently. Dad can barely walk and spends most of his time sitting or sleeping. Mom is legally blind and has trouble walking and is mostly deaf. Dad doesn't hear too well, either. He has heart trouble...
  10. Find Your Kith
    I am just putting a shout out for other 'gentle' or 'natural' parents... I find it very hard find to any other parents that I have anything in common with. Gentle/natural parenting is just a label which I actually prefer not to use and I never aimed to be that sort of parent but it was just...
  11. Family
    So DD7 has started to lets say develop a little bit. Her legs have become real hairy as well as her arms. She has started to develop ummm an odur. I have started telling her that she needs to wash everyday, and have started getting her to put babypowder under her arms, and on her feet. Ok so...
  12. General Chat
    My son is severely allergic to peanuts, and my daughter to shellfish. I guess I am a bit disturbed at the vitriol I see on this forum towards parents and schools that are trying to keep these children safe. A peanut or tree nut allergy is not the same as other allergies. I really hope that...
  13. General Chat
    I want to talk with other folks. I don't want to post regular posts because it's not really a frugal topic, so I started a social group. Frugal Village Forums - Music families Come join and let me go on and on and on about our musical adventures and share your adventures with me. LOL
  14. Green Living
    So here I am starting my own garden, growing my own veggies and herbs, starting to learn about medicinal uses for herbs. And the DH got me a composter! I am on my way! No more chemicals, just nature at its best. So I am on the phone with my father, who can grow anything, who suggests "throw some...
  15. Third Agers
    Surely there are others here, who are like me, who have parents who need taken care of or have made the BIG decision to move to a nursing home..... My mother died 2 years ago, this coming summer of ALZ. I was with her till her last breath. She was able to stay @ home. But dad is another story...
  16. Frugal Living
    Every so often my parents do some major thing to help their kids out. They like to keep it private between us sisters but sometimes we do talk. :D For example they paid for major car repairs for my sister. The other sister, Lord knows what. I mean so needy. With me they treat me with a major...
  17. General Chat
    I know some people will think that this new tool is a invasion of a teens privacy. But i think its a great idea. In my book teens have a certain amount or privacy, till there 18 then they can have all the privacy they want. I hope the new thing will help with so many grown men chasing after...
  18. General Chat
    Have you seen this site? http://myparentswereawesome.tumblr.com/ I think it's cool. Maybe one day one of my kids will post our photo on there ;)
  19. Frugal Living
    I'm feeling guilty that our choices can't provided the same stuff as my parents choices did for me. Hubby and I chose to love a simple frugal life. I stay home and Hubby downsized his career (and salary) so he would be home nights and weekends. Lots of family time. The kids have someone to pick...
  20. Dave Ramsey
    I got them on a budget and sadly they can not meet basic living on their income (SSI only). so to help them my sister and I are giving weekly, but there is still no money to make min payments on their 4 credit cards (they was living on them, till maxed). I got them paying $25 a week to each...
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