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*ClaudiaYvette*
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   Posted 7/5/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
 Im feeling so overwhelmed at not being able to provide material items for my sons that I just want to start working. what would you do ? if you were me? I am 25 years old my boyfriend is 32 he brings enough to cover only half the utility bills so im on wefare. I finished college to slide in entry level in the business field. i would like to do what im encouraged to do is to attend a differant college for my bachelors dagree.i feel lie im drowning it a luxery to even buy desent cleaning pro ducts I was offered a job as a receptionist but I havent accepted it becaouse I need to pay about $400.00 to get my car running. The bus is like a nightmare with up 112 temp its hot. On top of this im tryin to control my depression and anxiety. any feed back would be appreciated. thank you! 

Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/6/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Every parent feels as you do hun and sometimes it is not possible at the time to give them eveything but I truly believe that
The best thing you can give your child is YOUR TIME AND LOVE

NOw as for material things there are goodwill or second hand stores Churches will help you out I am sure .......
DO NOT FEEL GUILTY.......you are doing the best you can and at least your B/F is not just laying about the house I am glad for that and so should you be
Can you sew at all?? If you are able there are so many easy patterns out there to make childrens and adult clothing ...
I did all my sons babay stuff cuz I love to sew and went on a preggars rampage lol to get it all done

Be proud of the fact you have come here and ASKED you will never be judged and this is a great place for ideas to be thrown at you ya know
YOU dont have to listen to all of them but some might help you out ........

Desserts can be bought and made very cheaply as well
Does your son like Peanut Butter??
There is a very good recipe that calls for a cup of peanut butter a cup of sugar and one egg ...mix all together and bake at 350 for 6 8 minutes
Then you have some nice soft PB cookies ......
Cake mixes can be bought and you can add things from the recipe
Jello ..........little jeelo pops work well and kids love em
Even taking juice and freexing it like ice cubes or popsicles is alot cheaper to do .......

Hoping you stick around and get the support you so deserve ...I am sure Kitt who has GK's and kids will have some ideas too as well as many other moms dads and Grandparents

Get son involved in helping you ......

I started out a long time ago with making my daughter an Easter bunny cake and it took 3 round cakes to start
Use one for body
One for head and
Take a cup or small glass and put in centre of 3rd cake to get the tail and the use

The rest to make ears for the bunny get some red licorice use for whiskers and smarties for eyes ect ......

Your son thinks the sun rises cause of you and sets cuz of you they love us unconditionally hun so just do the best you can and not feel bad for what you cannot do at this time

I am proud of you for coming here and asking this .........Email me if you would like info under my name at side ..... LYN
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stkitt
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   Posted 7/6/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning, this is Kitt,

Wow what a great post from Lyn, she is very savy and covered your concerns well.

I was a single parent for a short while and had 3 young children so I know it can be tough.  I took a factory job as it paid better however I was trained for office work.

I would agree that looking to the food shevles and community service agency in your area is a good place to start.  Cleaning products, shop Walmart and just pick a couple of good muti-purpose products is what I would do.  I use cut up old tee-shirts for dust cloths, you don't need the pricey boxed swifer dusters.

Popsicles, jello, graham crackers, Walmart has family value items such as animal crackers that go a long way. Mix them up.  Peanut butter is a great stable and you can make cookies from that too.

Churches are good about donating things too, so look at all your options........

IMO at this point I would try to get stablized and work a bit before going any futher with school.  You are stressed enough right now. yeah


I had a 2 year degree and it took me far, never did get my bachelors. I went to school after I remarried and had 4 children............so you can go back to school later, your never to old.

Welcome and please keep posting.


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Kitt
 
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   Posted 7/6/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
GREAT input Lil sis

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