Money: Toddler, Safeway

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21 Month Old- Misbehaving

My son Nick is 21 months old and I have been having a few problems with him and I am looking for some ideas to control the problems. First off, like many kids his age he is hitting. I have tried hitting him back (lightly) to show him how it feels, that only works sometimes, I have tried the time out thing, which at his age I don't think it's really worth trying yet, I have tried pretending to cry when he hits me-that doesn't work either. I'm getting fusterated, because nothing seems to work. He also pulls on our dogs legs and ears(we have a...


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Budget of 1000 Dollars a Month?

Hi, I just really went through our transactions and realized that we spend almost 1000 US dollar a month on groceries (including diapers for the youngest one)! We eat meat and I almost always try to buy organic milk and produce if I can, we almost always shop at Safeway in the Bay Area. it feels like a lot of money, just a curious question: How much do you spend? What is average? I am not crazy about Costco and think it is insane to drive 40 minutes to get cheaper diapers...but, maybe I should. What do you do? Would love some input on...


Recurring Expenses

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Monthly Cost of Groceries Comparison

I'm trying to find a way to cut back on expenses. One of our biggest monthly expenses is our grocery bill. We shop at Target weekly and a Sam's Club every other week. I try to budget our weekly spending at about $200. Which means we're spending $800 a month on groceries (food, toiletries, and pet food). So my question is: Is $800 a month a reasonable amount? What is the average spending on groceries?

Saving Money

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Money Saving Ideas?????

Hi there ladies, I came here because you always seem to have great ideas, ideas that other overwhelmed moms can't think of because of everything else going on in life. Anyway,I am needing money saving ideas. My husband had a brain aneurysm and stroke just over a year ago, and brain surgery 6 months ago. He is 37 years old. He got SDI for a year and was cut off of that a few months back because you can only be on it for 52 weeks. They failed to mention that we should have filed for SSI at the same time, and now the wait for that could...