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You know you're poor when...

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
You start skipping meals/snacks so ur kids can have enough food to eat for the week.

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Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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Grumpylilpixy
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:22 AM
When everyone would get dressed up because the foodstamps came in with your government check and you waited around nice and pretty for the mailman for.
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Val99
by Ruby Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:30 AM


My kids have fantastic jobs and still talk about how they loved that welfare cheese I got after their dad died.

Quoting tastelikeyum:

 Lol those are my memories and Im glad I can look back and say Wow look how far I've come!! People joke about being poor or being raised up in the ghetto, but from people who lived it, it can bring back some good memories. You didn't see drinking out of jelly jars as a bad thing when growing up. You just wanted the biggest one to get your kool-aid in lol. Wearing your older cousins, sisters, mom or your grandma nightgown and damn near tripping on it because it was to big for you. We played with rocks and sticks and made mud pies. Im not ashamed for one minute from where I came from because it has brought me where I am today!! Government cheese and all lol!!

 



tastelikeyum
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 2:56 AM
That government cheese was no joke. It would stick to the roof of your mouth or teeth like crazy but it was good. Especially when my great grandma made cheesy grits or grilled cheese sandwiches. OMG!! I have to stop now lol!!

Quoting Val99:


My kids have fantastic jobs and still talk about how they loved that welfare cheese I got after their dad died.


Quoting tastelikeyum:

 Lol those are my memories and Im glad I can look back and say Wow look how far I've come!! People joke about being poor or being raised up in the ghetto, but from people who lived it, it can bring back some good memories. You didn't see drinking out of jelly jars as a bad thing when growing up. You just wanted the biggest one to get your kool-aid in lol. Wearing your older cousins, sisters, mom or your grandma nightgown and damn near tripping on it because it was to big for you. We played with rocks and sticks and made mud pies. Im not ashamed for one minute from where I came from because it has brought me where I am today!! Government cheese and all lol!!


 




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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:26 AM
No actually we aren't but thanks. ..

Quoting Anonymous:

Then you're doing something terribly wrong



Quoting Anonymous:

We have jobs....





Quoting Anonymous:

Time to get a job...

GypsyMom2012
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:30 AM

You know you are poor when you have a yard sale just to pay the electric bill or put gas in the car or feed your kids.

3mommyandwifey
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:50 AM
Have you done all these?


Quoting Anonymous:

  • You steal all your toilet paper from public restrooms and use napkins from pizza places as Kleenex.
  • Your diet consists of dumplings, Ramen noodles, and the sandwiches you buy right before the store closes that are half off.
  • You have had to make the choice between buying cigarettes and buying food. Cigarettes won.
  • You say that not having cable is a "lifestyle choice" and you "don't watch television anyway" but you go over a friend's house to watch True Blood or the Real Housewives.
  • You drink water at the bar on the 14th of the month and then run to the ATM at 12:01 once your direct deposit went through. Then it's time for a real drink.
  • You take the bus.
  • You know when things go on sale at the thrift store.
  • A career in porn/escorting/stripping is a serious consideration. (Yes, your mother will find out.)
  • You plan an entire weekend around drink specials and open bars.
  • All of your furniture is from Craigslist.
  • You net more money from eBaying your possessions than from your actual job.
  • You cut your own bangs and you think they look good. (They don't.)
  • Your mattress is on the floor.
  • You have gone out on a date with someone unattractive for a free dinner.
  • You spent more than 17 seconds trying to figure out your neighbors' Wi-Fi passwords so you don't have to pay for internet service.
  • You don't live in a loft, you sleep on one.

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3mommyandwifey
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:52 AM
Oh no.


Quoting Anonymous:

When your teacher takes pitty and buys you an outfit that actually fits.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 26 on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:53 AM

Been there. Until recently I only ate one meal a day, and went 5 or 6 days every month without eating. That's what it takes sometimes to make sure the kids have food. :(

Anonymous
by Anonymous 27 on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM
We were kinda poor growing up but I loved every minute about it...late nights in the streets. Running around all dying not a worry in the world. My dad tried his hardest and that's all that matters.
Nicollynne
by Bronze Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 3:56 AM

I have used a wet washcloth when I couldn't afford baby wipes.

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