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post #21 of 54
I just wanted to point out that sometimes if your income is a little too high to recieve wic, if the child has certain problems, then you qualify that way.
post #22 of 54
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I knew you got married, but I guess somehow I just wasn't putting the name OmahaMommy with the "froggyleg" story. Well then being another old-timer, I'm sure you appreciate that some times you just get tired of "arguing" and think "Why the heck am I bothering?!?"

I'm happy to hear everything is going well with you now. What is your job?? (If I remember right you changed your major a few times).
Thanks! I finished my bachelors in human services with a focus in victims survivor services. I am still working the same place for two years now with juvenile delinquents and I love it.

Yeah, I understand why you don't want to bother sometimes. One thing I have always loved about this board is that everyone comes from all walks of life and has a lot of different opinions. Some I appreciate, some I don't.

How about you aliadam? How goes it?
post #23 of 54
Thanks! I finished my bachelors in human services with a focus in victims survivor services. I am still working the same place for two years now with juvenile delinquents and I love it.

Yeah, I understand why you don't want to bother sometimes. One thing I have always loved about this board is that everyone comes from all walks of life and has a lot of different opinions. Some I appreciate, some I don't.

How about you aliadam? How goes it?
post #24 of 54
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Thank you for all of the opinions! I hadn't realized it would cause contention for some people! i really just wanted peoples opinions on what they themselves would do if in the same type of situation we are in. 4 kids ages 5 and under, qualifying financially, and trying to get out of debt. And i also wanted to know what you would do if not in the same situation. Also- we are young and bought our first house the month that we got pregnant again. our car broke a month after we moved in, and we also discovered that owning a home costs sooooo much more than just the mortgage payment. So i worked through 5 months of my pregancy- the first 3 months i was to sick to work, and then the last month i was to huge and sore to be on my feet all day. i was nursing to save money, but ds got thrush in his mouth and past it on to me, and it was to painfull to continue nursing, and that is when we switched to formula and signed up for wic. since i am not nursing, i am willing to go back to work part time, but i have gotten no call backs on my applications yet. If we had money to pay for the formula i would, but we don't right now, and although i don't feel completly right about using wic, i feel even worse using our credit card to pay for it. And yes, since we realized how much we would be relying on the credit cards to get by each week we have eliminated what we can of our "want" monthly expenses to be closer to living within our means.
post #25 of 54
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Originally Posted by soucyx6 View Post

So you would have no problem receiving funding that you didn't actually need just because other people were doing it?

no...i did not say that, nor insinuate it. i was simply stating to the OP that SHE should not be embarassed by her family's needs because there are other's that do not need it and recieve it. and i gave her an example of how i know it to be fact.

i personally do not take any help that i do not need. and i am not embarassed to take it when i do need it. and the OP should not be either.
post #26 of 54
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Thanks! I finished my bachelors in human services with a focus in victims survivor services. I am still working the same place for two years now with juvenile delinquents and I love it.

Yeah, I understand why you don't want to bother sometimes. One thing I have always loved about this board is that everyone comes from all walks of life and has a lot of different opinions. Some I appreciate, some I don't.

How about you aliadam? How goes it?

Sounds like a VERY rewarding job!!! Congrats to you on not only the job, but a job that makes a difference.

I'm the same...fat & sassy! My oldest (dd) started college this fall and my youngest (ds) is a HS sophomore. We're all doing well!!
post #27 of 54
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Sounds like a VERY rewarding job!!! Congrats to you on not only the job, but a job that makes a difference.

I'm the same...fat & sassy! My oldest (dd) started college this fall and my youngest (ds) is a HS sophomore. We're all doing well!!

HI JACKER!
post #28 of 54
I can only respond from my personal experience, as I was on WIC 20 years ago, and it was a good program at that time. We were young & newly married right out of college, and dh's first teaching job was in a small school district in the middle of nowhere in Nebraska. His income was barely above the poverty level, and we lived in a double wide, which was the only home available in this small town. Due to the rural nature, there was nothing there for me to do job-wise, but we were thankful to have a job at all, even if it wasn't ideal. WIC helped us greatly, and we soon moved for a better paying job in a better area, and no longer needed the assistance. I don't ever recall being looked down upon for it, and felt it would have been irresponsible to our family to refuse the help out of pride.
post #29 of 54
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there are plenty who do NOT need it, are getting it...and are NOT ashamed a bit!

Welcome to Mississippi! LOL
post #30 of 54
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Originally Posted by soucyx6 View Post

So you would have no problem receiving funding that you didn't actually need just because other people were doing it?


Really, I am wondering if you and I are reading the same posts from lovingthem? I don't see anywhere that she has said anything to insinuate this.
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