Events: Simplicity

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Name Dilemma... Running Out of Time!

I am having a dilemma regarding my son's last name. My son's father and I are not married, but are in a relationship of sorts, although a somewhat unconventional one. My son has both my last name, and his father's on his birth certificate, in that order. They are not hyphenated, simply first, middle, my last name, his father's last name, in that order. Early on, I used my son's father's last name when referring to my son (at the doctor, etc.) But in recent months, my son somewhere picked up on the fact that my last name is different, so...


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Invited to B-day Party for 4 Kids

Hi! We were invited to a birthday party for 4 siblings ranging from 13-8 years old. I only know 2 of the children (they were in my Sunday School class), and my daughter said the youngest is in her class as well. As a mother of 4 myself, with private school costs for all 4, and out of pocket college tuition for me- I don't want to seem 'cheap' but must maintain a reasonable budget in life- and yes, that includes shopping for gifts. Should I do gift cards for 2 children? All 4? How much? Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!


Twins 1St Birthday

My twin boys will be turning 1 year old on Thanksgiving day. Due to the fact...


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Broke Mom Planning a Wedding.

My daughter is getting married in June. I need help with cheap finge foods that I can serve/ prepare ahead or easily that day. Without looking like a cheap scate. She graduates in May and marring in June, Off to college in August, I am really Broke ! Also any great idea on decorations,etc any money saving tips would be appreciated. Thanks


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Over What Are You Nostalgic?

I miss having neighborhood mom and pop stores, having friends who 'dropped by', and I miss the simplicity of home cooked holiday meals--now my extended family 'orders' turkeys...