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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 04:33:01
ID: 2393
I went back to college. Grants paid for most of it because our income was low. Now we have full health insurance instead of paying out of pocket. We're making extra payments on the house and paying off the credit card in full every month. It was worth going back to school, and it is worth sacrificing things like being able to volunteer for field trips. Investing in yourself and your future is worth it.
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Posted by: lifesabeach
2014-04-11 04:11:32
ID: 2392
I need to shake this bad mood I'm in. I'm so irritated and I even feel a bit angry. And there's no reason why. No argument with DH, kids are nice and quiet, just one of those things I guess. Tomorrow can't come soon enough.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 03:48:14
ID: 2391
My 7 ear old's loose tooth is hanging by a thread. He screams like he's being murdered if I even ask to look at it but in all seriousness I could probably pull it in his sleep and he'd never know.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 03:34:12
ID: 2389
I don't believe in the five second rule. One second, maybe. Past that, no way!
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 02:54:52
ID: 2386
I definitely think it's not a good idea to go deeply into debt to go to college. I'm encouraging my son to do his best in school and to consider both college and trade school. He can live at home while he pursues either of those. We have two good state universities in the area within driving distance. He could go to community college and transfer. He might qualify for grants. If he wanted to study a trade, or become a journeyman or apprentice, I would support that too. I've made it clear that if he wants to live on his own while going to school that he would have to work to pay for it. He's ten years old but I am preparing him for reality, and the reality is that without some kind of higher education or certification, there isn't much out there. College isn't the golden ticket, but I am making it clear that, when the time comes, he needs to have some kind of realistic plan.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 02:23:24
ID: 2382
I went to my kid's open house tonight. The science projects were all on display. My son made crystals from ammonium phosphate. When I got there they were missing. Some little *$&#@ stole his crystals! He's keeping a good attitude about it. He told me he was "disappointed" but that it was okay. I'm raising a good kid.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 02:10:27
ID: 2380
I don't think college is really worth it anymore. I know quite a few people that I went to college with that are unemployed (as I am) or working jobs they didn't need a college degree for. All of us graduated with decent, worthwhile degrees (molecular biology, mathematics, nursing, marketing), but still either unemployed or minimum wage jobs.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 00:43:31
ID: 2369
You know what I HATE? When women imply that I didn't really want to stay home and be with my kids and that is why I work, "If you really wanted to you would find a way..." Well, if that way entails my DH working tons of OT and a second job and missing out all his time with his own children, then that is not a way.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 00:41:12
ID: 2368
It's weird but two of my former boyfriends have died already. I'm not old, either.
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Posted by: anonymous
2014-04-11 00:39:48
ID: 2367
There is nothign wrong with anyone wearing what they are comfortable in at the beach. However FOR ME it would be very uncomfortable to wear a bikini and have my rolls spilling out for all to see. No no no...also I dont' want to worry about slippage or wedgies. A comfy pair of swim shorts and a long tank top suit me just fine.
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