This is not for me, but I have been put (kinda) in charge of figuring out how to deal with this, let's see if you can add some input, ideas, budgets, etc... Single mom with two kids- One in kindergarten (needs no daycare), One who does need daycare, works FT during school hours, paid once per month. It's a school job, so she gets paid for all 12 months, so it's budgeted into check. Money from check will pay rent, part of daycare, part of utilities. It does not cover insurance. Mom is on food stamps, but no other assistance is available. No child support. No one to care for kids to take second job. How does she do it? I am all out of options.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by tropicalmama at 9:22 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Answer by ggiovanni at 8:27 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Cut out all unnecessary utilities (cable, netflix, internet, etc.), use coupons and bargain shopping tactics, walk or bike as often as possible, use public transportation (if available) instead of driving, get items for the house and the kids off of freecycle.org & craigslist, find a trustworthy and reliable child care provider outside of a daycare center (many SAHM's take neighborhood children into their homes and babysit for a fraction of the cost of daycare)......
Answer by ktok2009 at 8:28 PM on Oct. 9, 2009