Recurring Expenses: Preschooler

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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...

Clothing & Accessories

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3 Year Old Will Only Wear the Same Clothes over and over...big Fights!

I have a 3 year old daughter who has always preferred to be in her underwear only. Now that we are entering the colder weather, the struggles to get dressed in the morning have escalated and it has become an all-out battle to get to preschool and work on time. She has favored a couple of skirts and shirts for the duration of the summer, and if I present these to her, she will happily comply, but now that I am presenting pants (always favoring tagless, zipperless, loose and soft over tight, stiff and constrictive) and socks (no seam across...


ADHD In 3 Year Old

We have been observing our 3 year old for the last year and 1/2 for signs of...


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Homeschooling a 3 Year Old

Any advice on starting a cuuriculum for my 3 year old. I'm a SAHM and our budget is slim, right now I can't afford to get him into half day preschool. The least expensive I've found is $95 a week. So I've been seriously thinking of homeschooling him. What advice, websites and curriculum can be beneficial and easy to teach. Thanks moms


Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old...


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What's the "Secret" to a Small Grocery Bill??

I have a small family of 4 (2 adults, 1 toddler and 1 preschooler). We do not have any pets. We live in central Indiana and eat moderately healthy. I'm a SAHM, and my kids do not go to school or anything yet. Our weekly grocery/household goods budget is $150. Plus we eat out once a week. I have a friend who has a family of 3, soon-to-be 4 (2 adults, 1 kindergartener, and 1 on the way. She has 1 cat. And she lives in the same area as me. Her budget is $200 for the whole month! She claims to eat healthy, too. She also says her "secret" is...


Cutting Grocery Bill

Hi ladies - I need some advice on how to save money at the grocery store!!!...


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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.


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Baby #2 Due in 3 Weeks- How to Talk to 3 Year Old About Being in the Hospital

Hello. I am due to have my second baby in about 3 weeks and have been trying to figure out a the best way to tell my 3 year old daughter that I will be in the hospital for a day or two giving birth. I am looking for suggestions on a way in which she will understand the "reality" of coming home with a new baby. She is very excited to meet our new baby but I imagine it is going to be different once the new baby arrives. She is very much our "focus" and we give all of our time and love to her now- which of course will be shared very soon....

Phone, Internet & Cable

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Drop Cable TV?

I am considering dropping our cable TV (comcast). Right now we have a bundle package of internet, home phone and cable. The cable is about $100 of the total bill. My husband and I watch maybe 3 or 4 shows religiously - most of which I think we could watch on-line (I have tried hooking my MAC up to my TV and the picture quality is not terrible). My 3 year old watches a few shows in the morning on pbs, nick jr or disney but I could either buy some of these on itunes or watch them online also. My biggest concern is sports. My husband...


Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old...


My 3 Year Old

I'm having a couple problems with my 3 year old, the most important problem...


ADHD In 3 Year Old

We have been observing our 3 year old for the last year and 1/2 for signs of...


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3 Year Old in a Sleep Study

Our 3 year old son has not had a full night's sleep in well over a month. He sleeps from about 7:30 to 1 and then wakes up again at 3:30 and 6. He is not napping and has been super hyperactive. I feel as if his hyperactivity is due to his slick of sleep. His ped thinks we should do a sleep study because we don't know why he issn't sleeping though the night all of a sudden. My husband and I are apprehensive because if he isns't sleeping well here what makes them think he'll sleep well in a different bed hooked up to machines??? Has...