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Love this post! So very true: I like how you mentioned that "accepting" circumstances doesn't mean that we have to "like" those circumstances. It is true that when we realize what we are grateful for, those
....fade to black. Our circumstances do not make up who we are as people!
Finally, I'm a big fan of writing goals down. When we write our goals down, we can see the progress we've made on those goals and measure where we may have run off track in the attainment of the goals we have yet to meet.
Great, great post!
in response to dare2believe... Great!
It'll be nice to see what you come up with! We use freecycle and several other recycling places to donate and volunteer time too. Those resources helped me out so much when I had a need, so I'm just grateful that I can pass it along to help someone else! :-)
If you are struggling to buy quality, affordable food for your family, I have a great option for you!
Did you know that you could buy discounted groceries for as little as $10 and 1 hour of volunteer service a month? There are packs for meat eaters and vegetarians/vegans and you can pay for your packs in a variety of options, INCLUDING state food assistance cards.
Make sure you visit www.prairielandfood.com to see if the program is in your area. Also, be sure to check out how they define volunteering, as it really highlights some of the ways that you may already be helping others!
For Kansas, contact:
Prairie Land Food ~ Communities in Action
firstname.lastname@example.orgEat Healthy for Less with Prairie Land Food
Because you serve others, we serve you
June will work with you to help your family get the food it needs!
Are you a single mother who'd like to room with another single mother to save on expenses? If so, check out www.co-abode.com. This site is a resource for single moms and their children who have/need housing. Just sign up (free), enter your information and fill our your parenting profile in the database to see who has housing to offer and/or list your need for or desire to host, housing in your area! Great resource for moms and kids!
I'm interested in meeting other parents in Wichita, Kansas who have a need for low cost (affordable) childcare. The need is there, however the resource isn't for those of us who are not on assistance. If you are interested in participating in a low-cost child care pool, please send me a private message, as I'm developing one for Wichita. The pool will be open to all children 12 and under, which should help those who also homeschool. Blessings!
You can check out www.freecycle.org. They offer recycled items, sometimes new as well. Just enter your location area and the recycling site for you will pop up. You can also list items on there that you'd like to keep out of the landfill. Let me know how this resource works out for you. Congrats on your baby girl!
Congrats on your weight loss and getting out of that violent situation. Do you have a Catholic Charities or Salvation Army within your area? They help with rent/mortgage and utilities. I know you are not looking for anything "free", however, both of these organizations always have a need for volunteers. I'm sure they would welcome your willingness to turn around and help another. Let me know how those resources work out for you? Also, check out www.freecycle.org. They have recycled items and sometimes new items for people who need/want them. Just go there and enter your location in their search to see what is available. Usually, your local site will list any barter/trade opportunities as well. Let me know how that works out for you...
in response to dare2believe... Hey, Lady!
Have you checked out Freecycle yet? Most on the site is recycled, but sometimes people offer new things. Just go to www.freecycle.org, enter in your location, then sign up to offer and/or receive things. Let me know how this resource works for you?
This site is wonderful for helping single moms connect with other single moms who need/have housing. The goal is to help moms pool their resources together, to make life easier: www.co-abode.com. Just go in, find your area, make a profile in the database, and connect with other mothers. Please let me know how this resource works out for you?
This site will help you get just about anything you need: www.freecycle.org. I'm a huge fan of recycling and bartering. Just type in Cleveland, Ohio in their search and you will see what they have. You would not believe how much needs get filled with this one site alone! I'd try them...Would you please let me know how this resource works out for you?
Great job on the postings! ^5! :-)
Have you considered joining or starting a baby sitting circle with other single mothers? It is something I'm working on here to help other moms who are trying to work. Maybe that is an option?
Let me know...