Money: Teddy Bears

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School Shooting :'(!

So I have been watching all day about the school shooting. Parker my son who is 4 seen some of it on the news and let me tell you that was a very stressful and heartfelt talk we had between the two of us. He was so full of questions that for once mommy couldn't give answers that satisfied him. He ask me, "Moma were those kids bad kids? Were they being punished." I told him "No lil guy they weren't bad kids and that's not any kind of punishment. He said "Did that man not love kids?" I said "That man was very sick. And most people aren't like...


Career or Baby

I'm 25 years old and getting ready to finish college. My husband is several...


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Tween Gifts for Friends - Budget?

Do your tween girls exchange gifts with their friends? What is the budget? How many friends do they exchange gifts with? I have a 7th grade, 12 year old daughter. We moved from a big city to a smaller town a year ago and it took her a while to find friends. Even though middle school can be full of cliques.... my daughter established a wide circle of friends.... none of whom seem to hang out with each other. So - although she has 7 or 8 friends with whom she is close.... they all have other friends (with whom I would consider ...


Financial Service Providers

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What to Get for Son's Preschool Teacher Who's Husband Just Died.

My son's preschool teacher's husband died suddenly on Thursday. My heart is broken for her and her kids. What should I send to her for her loss? Flowers, a card or something else? Also, She will not be returning for the rest of the school year (2 more weeks), so should we still give her a teacher appreciation gift? Should we get the new teacher a teacher appreciation gift? She will only have taught my son for 2 weeks. His teacher has meant so much to our family, I want to do as much as possible. Thanks!

Kids & Money

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Too Many Toys for Three Kids

hi everyone i am just wondering on what would be the best way to get rid of some of my kids toys. i have a hard time doing it belive me i have attempeted it at least 20 times now and got no where. i have three kids and they have soo many toys and when the time comes to where i want to get rid of some of them i cant do it because i think to myself well this person gave this one to them or that one has this meaning to it or i dont want this person to get mad if i get rid of it. anyone else have this problum? help! C.

Major Purchases

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Ways to Store Large Baby Items

Ok Moms. I am a very organized person, so maybe I am overthinking this. But I wanted to know if you have any good ideas on how to store the big baby items (swing, car seat, bouncy seats, exersaucer, etc) so they don't get dirty, dusty and ruined by the time you want to use them for the next baby a few years down the road. Unfortunatly I don't have a lot of storage in the house, so they will be stored in the garage. Please let me know what has worked for you. Thanks.


Baby Shower Favors

I am hosting my SIL's baby shower and need some ideas for favors. I do not...

Recurring Expenses

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Need Advice on Baby Shower Gifts...

Ok, so I know its short notice, but I'm kind of torn on what to do about gifts for a baby shower I will be attending Sunday. It is for two ladies that I work with. One is having a girl, the other a boy.... both of them have other children. I have no problems having a shower b/c every child deserves to be celebrated. My dilemna comes in the fact that I have agreed w/ another co-worker to go in together on gifts for each of them. Here's where the problem lies.... this baby shower was originally planned as a threebie shower. The gal I'm...


Giving a Baby Shower

Ladies I need some help. I am throughing my first ever baby shower for a...

Saving Money

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American Girl Dolls

I have a 6 year old (soon to be 7) DD. She wants an American Girl Doll for her birthday next month. I went online and looked at them and they are $100 plus dollars for the doll and book. I know they are the "in" thing with this age group but I have a hard time shelling out that much money on a doll. What do you guys think? Are there any good alternatives for similar but much cheaper versions and will she be ridiculed by friends/playmates because she has a "fake" and not the real deal? Thoughts and advice please? Thanks in advance!