Recurring Expenses: Child

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Living on Credit Cards

Financially we are quite a mess, and at odds as to what to do! So please, any advice would be helpful. Our credit score is excellent, we manage to pay things on time, because we keep borrowing from our credit cards. We are over 115,000 in debt, and that does NOT include the large mortgage. We are an average family, we don't make a lot of $, we bought a home too expensive, and had debt going into it, but now it's way worse. We are not upside down, just have more going out then whats coming in. We'd like to keep good credit, because...

Cell Phones

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Websites for 6 Year Old

I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old. I am looking for some suggestions for websites that are age appropriate. We already go on Playhouse Disney and PBS. Are there other free websites for my children to visit?

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Too Much Texting

My 13 year old 7th grader cant stop texting! He would text 24/7 if he could...

Childcare Expenses

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What Would You Pay for Childcare?

Hello, I was hoping to watch a few kids this summer (about my sons age) 5 or up..... My house with a pool/would take them to fun events, summer activities, watch them for an 8 hour day. What is a fair charge for this? (I will only be watching two children, so legally it would be considered babysitting-not childcare) Thx!

Clothing & Accessories

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Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Girl

Two weeks ago my family moved to a new state. We have only had a chance to meet a couple of our neighbors. One of which invited us to her 5 year old daughter's birthday this coming weekend. She thought it would be a great chance for us to meet the other neighbors. The birthday is a come and go as you please party in their yard. They will also be inviting other neighbors from the surrounding few blocks. I also think this is a great opportunity to become part of our new neighborhood. I have only one child, a 22 month old son, so I have...

Entertainment

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Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Girl

Two weeks ago my family moved to a new state. We have only had a chance to meet a couple of our neighbors. One of which invited us to her 5 year old daughter's birthday this coming weekend. She thought it would be a great chance for us to meet the other neighbors. The birthday is a come and go as you please party in their yard. They will also be inviting other neighbors from the surrounding few blocks. I also think this is a great opportunity to become part of our new neighborhood. I have only one child, a 22 month old son, so I have...

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Birthday on a Budget

My daughter is turning 10 and I need ideas for a fun birthday party (on a...

Food

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How to save on Grocery Bill

Can anyone give me some advice on how to save on our monthly grocery bill? I have a hard time keeping it under $500-600 a month and that's just for a family of three! We have another child on the way and I may not be returning to work, so we are trying to cut corners and expenses everywhere we can. Our grocery bills just mortify me. Any advice?

Gifts

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How Much to Spend on Gifts?

Hi, Moms. Just wondering how much each of you spend on birthday gifts for preschoolers and elementary aged children. I have a 3 year old and he is starting to receive birthday invites from friends at school and in the neighborhood. Just don't want to break the bank, but don't want to be stingy either. Any advise would be great. Thanks.

Insurance

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Pregnancy and Insurance

My sister just got insurance in October however it does not become effective until November 1. She is now 6 weeks late on her period. If she was pregnant would this be covered or considered a pre existing condition? Should she wait to take a test until Novemver 1 so she can say she didn't know she was pregnant? She has been very late before and doesn't think she is pregnant but we were just wondering how this would all work. Thanks ladies. Update: This will be through my husbands company. I had insurance through my company until my...

Phone, Internet & Cable

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Websites for 6 Year Old

I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old. I am looking for some suggestions for websites that are age appropriate. We already go on Playhouse Disney and PBS. Are there other free websites for my children to visit?

Transportation

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5 Year Old Is Having Headaches. Should I Be Worried?

My 5 y.o. has been having headaches at the base of her head (right above her neck) off and on for the last few weeks. She occasionally complains that her neck hurts too. I called the pediatrician today and the nurse said that headaches in this region (back of skull) are typically due to stress or tension but that it's unusual in a 5 year old. She said if my daughter were older they would talk about stress relief, etc. but at this age they will probably want to do an MRI to rule out any underlying problem. Should I be worried?? I asked...