I get 526 in FS 257 in cash and my rent and utilities are paid. My SO/BD doesn't live with us so he has to pay 145 a week in CS. I get 100 of that a month. He works and goes to school full time. To be on welfare you have to go to a program and put your kids in daycare(I pay 50 a week). I wanted to tell you ladies what my week is like. Mon-Fri. I wake up at 6am get myself mostly ready wake the kids at 630 leave the house at 745 I don't drive so i put my 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 year olds in the stroller (rain or shine) and walk 40 min to their daycare/preschool. I spent 2-3 hours walking/riding the bus to job interviews, job fairs, walking in and asking if people are hiring (i have to show proof of 3 hours of job search a day). i need to be to my program by 12 and leave at 5. I "volunteer" (i don't really have a choose) at a place with special needs adults. I spend 3 hours answering phone calls, and other secretarial duties then the other 2 hours working with the clients. i walk an hour to the daycare pick up the kids around 6-630. get home between 7-730 and eat watch a show or give a bath put the kids to sleep at 845-9 and cook dinner for the next night and if i could only do 2 hours of job search that day i apply for jobs on line. On Sat. SO comes over he stays till Mon. morning (he also comes one day in the week and takes the kids out of daycare at 11 and picks me up at 5 eats dinner with us and puts the kids to bed) i go to work cleaning rooms at a motel normally around 8 hours a day 930-6 but some Saturdays i get out early and we all spend the day at the park! i make between 70-120 a week.
My so is in his last semester of college he goes to classes 3 days a week works 3 days and sometimes sat.
I DON'T JUST SIT ON MY A**
I was kicked out at 17 for having a myspace with a pic on it. finished high school living at a few friends houses. Went to basic for the army when i was 18 right after high school was there 6 months trying to fight my medical discharge (same reason i dont drive). lost moved close to my SO working 2 full time jobs got pregnant and was told i had to quit both jobs for medical reasons. moved with my sister had DD got an under the table job for an insurance agent moved on my own got pregnant again had my ds we were doing great SO was working as well then my job ended my boss didn't tell me he was doing bad and just one day told me not to work that week turned into ever.....