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  1. General Chat
    My husband and I have recently moved to a small town and we are working on rebuilding our credit and buying a house in a year's time. I am in graduate school and he is attempting to start a business. We have five children, I'm a stay at home mom right now and he works. I get child support...
  2. Frugal Living
    we went grocery shopping today after work and i can tell you i was shocked at how the prices have gone up.....i spent 108.00 and i realy didnt buy a whole lot....we payed and i looked at dh and said...i am gonna start having to being the food police around the house....seriously...I don't know...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    This month has NOT been a good month. Generally, my DH and I get 4 paychecks a month, 2 for him and 2 for me. The first checks go towards utilities and the house payment, the second ones go to insurance and savings. Our property taxes in Dec we paid out of our first 2 checks and now we are...
  4. Health and beauty
    well ive been running around like a chicken with its head cut off -been trying to stay busy canning ,garden,house work,even went to an auction -everything to stay active and try to keep my mind off food- im still down and i should be happy ive helped some of my friends with some things still i...
  5. General Chat
    Well, I have been so tired lately and stressed. Just work and some money stuff. But you know how you put the milk in the kitchen cabinet or something crazy like that? I brought my laundry hamper downstairs, pushed it over to the wood stove, opened it up and grabbed a big handful of laundry...
  6. General Chat
    I have my grandsons tonight, daughter and her hubs is in the resturant buisness and she works on Thursday night Fri morn,so they spend the night with us. Then Sat night To Sunday Morning. Well i think they have both come down with Croup. they both sound like seals. The 17m has a fever, the 5...
  7. General Chat
    just need to vent for a moment... The last few days of work have been horrible. I have had kids come to school with no coats, one with no socks and another wearing the very same shirt that I put on her the day before (mom didn't have the money to do wash and the ones she had washed out at home...
  8. Frugal Living
    I am SO tired. Of nothing at all and everything! I'd love to just run away for a week or so and not tell anyone where I am! Money has been REALLY tight for us lately. I went to work full time in April at a state park near us. I LOVE the job and I am darned good at it. I like working with...
  9. General Chat
    This is long but....little bit of history: My oldest DD who is a nurse is getting married in October to her best friend..a very very lovely guy who thinks the sun rises and sets over DD (as it should! he was her first bf when they were kids many years ago!)..anyway..they bought a beautiful home...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    went online to check our mortgage and discovered that instead of renewing it at 5.2% for a 5 year closed .. they did a 6 month open at 8.9%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I already left a message at the branch and called telephone banking .. how stressfull. I wont get any answers until monday. telephone...
  11. Question and Answer
    Just curious how many people here are money stressed and how many aren't? That is, is the financial situation in your life causing you anxiety or are you basically worry-free? I've read some of the hardship stories (and my heart goes out to those folks) but I also wonder how many people are in...
  12. Health and beauty
    It seems that the mantra of "Shop till you drop" is making people sick & depressed. Why? It ain't a natural state of being. http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/68043/ :coffee3:
  13. Freebies
    http://www.calmadvantage.com/ Free sample cards with 4 capsules each are available from most CALMadvantage retailers. Ask your local health food store for a sample, or email us at [email protected] with your name, address, telephone number and a very brief description of your symptoms or...
  14. Health and beauty
    Yesterday I burned two eggs I was boiling, today...you won't believe this...I was changing the cat's litter box and picked up the bag of cat FOOD instead, and dumped it into the litter box. To make it worse, I dumped the entire bag before my brain kicked in what I was doing! So I had to throw...
  15. Stay at home moms
    Dh took a new job this month. We thought it would be the best thing since it was a permanent job with benefits. Well, he got a pay statement for the check that is to be deposited into the bank on the 26th. All I can so is we are so Screwed it is not even funny. There is no way on earth that...
  16. Thanksgiving
    People get very stressed about providing the "perfect" feast for various celebrations, Thanksgiving and Christmas being near the top of the list. I just heard a chef on CBS this morning explaining that if you didn't have perfect stuffing, your family would remember your fiasco for generations...
  17. Careers
    ... To stay at work all day? Do you ever take a half a mental health day, or even a full one? I feel guilty, but sometimes I say I'm sick and I go home, or I say my son has a doctor's appt (rare, but only use that when it's obvious that I'm not sick). They don't count off for our sick days so...
  18. Support
    Yesterday I kept the daughter of a friend of mine who is a year older than Katie - 8. My friend was having trouble finding child care for a couple of days, so she asked me. I didn't have any problem with it because Katie and Claire play well together. Monday we went to Jeepers and the girls had...
  19. General Chat
    As many of you know, we have alot of work going on here. Well to be more presise...not going on here. The concrete pad in specific. It was supposed to be poured Tuesday. they showed up late. It wasn't framed till wednesday...just between two huge rain storms. It rained yesterday and it wasn't...
  20. Health and beauty
    http://www.healthexpressions.com/stress_busters/index.shtml
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