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Things are hard right now. Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4167 posts
2nd Dec '12

I feel like giving up. :(
Our financial problems are becoming too much.
I made a huge mistake and put too much stuff on layaway for DD. I can't even pay for it with just our income, my mom is helping us. I tried to go back and take some stuff off but she insists. I just feel like a piece of shit right now. We've been really low on food, DD ran out of body wash, and of course diapers is always an issue. I keep putting in applications but nobody is hiring. Ugh.



I just want to scream and cry right now. I feel like a failure as a mother.

Shibby. 2 kids; Mississippi 8169 posts
2nd Dec '12

I'm sorry, I know it's rough.. Last year we made like 15k total for the year and we were horribly broke. I had to accept help from my mother. Things slowly but surely got better. I know how stressful it is to have kids and worry about providing for them. It almost made me nuts!

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4167 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting Shibby.:" I'm sorry, I know it's rough.. Last year we made like 15k total for the year and we were horribly broke. ... [snip!] ... but surely got better. I know how stressful it is to have kids and worry about providing for them. It almost made me nuts! "


Yeah it sucks :(
I'm used to not having stuff for myself, but not being able to get DD stuff makes me want to off myself.

justwanttodelete Due July 23 (girl); Switzerland 1021 posts
2nd Dec '12

im sorry..i can assure you your not alone. im right there with you. your not a failure. you just have to try and keep your head held high and dont give up. it will get better

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46210 posts
status 2nd Dec '12

Do you have a budget? If not, make one immediately.



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*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
2nd Dec '12

I'm sorry to hear what you're going through. We JUST got ourselves out of a 6 month financial funk.. Well we're not cleared yet as we owe out $ but we're starting to pull ourselves out of the abyss. I know exactly how hopeless and frustrating it is. Something will eventually come your way, just hang in there!

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4167 posts
2nd Dec '12

Thanks everyone. It just really gets to me sometimes.

Claire&Analeigh Due September 29; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Grande Prairie, AB, Canada 1089 posts
2nd Dec '12

I know exactly how you feel! A few months ago DH got laid off from a great paying job at the worse possible time as we had just purchased a new vehicle. He got another job real quick, but it was a pretty major pay cut and its been a huge adjustment to our new financial situation. I had a major break down yesterday and bawled on the phone to my mother,, but it made me feel better to get some of it off my chest.

WHATEVERR.♥ 1 child; California 1248 posts
2nd Dec '12

We are in the same boat because MY doing..I got in some legal trouble long before my son and we are still paying it off now as I complete it! :/ We barely even get by each pay check and knowing it's because of ME sucks..So I go without clothes, socks etc so my son can get what he NEEDS! Luckily we will be out of it come April when DS is a year old.



I have had a few break downs and my husband picks me back up even though I caused this mess before my son..

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4167 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting WHATEVERR.♥:" We are in the same boat because MY doing..I got in some legal trouble long before my son and we are still ... [snip!] ... DS is a year old. I have had a few break downs and my husband picks me back up even though I caused this mess before my son.."


That sucks :( DH has had a few fines himself. Yeah, I haven't had new clothes since last year when got our tax return. Next time we have to look for a cheap car so we can't get anything else.

WHATEVERR.♥ 1 child; California 1248 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting jordan.ℓeigh✿:" That sucks :( DH has had a few fines himself. Yeah, I haven't had new clothes since last year when got our tax return. Next time we have to look for a cheap car so we can't get anything else."



Yeah, I got like two things after DS was born because nothing fit from before him couldn't get pants over my ass lol..
Oh taxes will be paying off all MY debt and then OUR debt so I cannot wait for that..I won't be done with my legal shit but having the $$ part of it done with will be 3908490328902lbs off of me ya know?



Ugh when I get my license back I don't even wanna think about getting me a car.....