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Monday, June 4th, 2007
9:24 am
Moving to DFW
Hi all - I'm considering moving to DFW in a few months and as a single mom with not so great credit (thank you post divorce spending habits) I'm looking for a place to live that won't break the bank (~1200 monthly). My son splits his time between Dad's place and mine (me in the summer so schools are not a major concern)

I'd be working in Las Colinas and would prefer to stay w/i a 20 mile radius of there, but for the right price I'll definitely drive further :)

I'm specifically looking for a house to rent from an idividual rather than a faceless company who makes decisions solely on credit ratings. I have a great job and pull in a decent income, but have debt that I'm paying off and it leaves the belt pretty tight. I'm pulling myself up by the bootstraps basically.

I'm hoping that some of you may have some suggestions as to where to look for housing.

Friday, February 16th, 2007
5:15 am
Consignment Sales
Because I know how expensive it is to have a child and because these sales are just around the corner....

Just Between Friends

Divine Consign

Both of these sales offers a "first time mom" presale, and the Divine Consign sale has multiple locations. I've heard nothing but good about these, both as a shopper and as a seller, but I've never been to either. I have been to a Kid to Kid which is somewhat hit or miss, but you can find good deals if you hunt.

Crossposted to texas_moms.
Thursday, December 21st, 2006
9:54 pm
I'm a paranoid mom, and I am not ashamed.

I found the sex offender registry for the great state of Texas.

In just a few clicks, I came up with a list of all 19 sex offenders registered in my zip code. I was shocked to see how close to me some of them live. I was able to see pictures of them, what their offense was, risk level, whether or not their registration is current or if they are unverified, what age their victim(s) was(were), and map their addresses.

It ALMOST made me feel sorry for them.....

But like I told my husband: "If you don't want someone to come to your house and beat you up, then don't be a sex offender!"

*As a side note, if you want to find the sex offender registry for any state other than Texas, do NOT register with childsafenetwork.org. They will spam you like it's going out of style, and you will NOT get to see the sex offender registry like they promised!

So, with no further ado, here is the link to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry:

Something ELSE you will find on the TX website is this link:
Which I have not investigated, but it claims to be a sex offender search for every state in the US.
But the Texas State site was great for me, so I didn't look into this national one much :D

Go there, search for your zip code or city or whatever, and be informed!
Oh, and just another paranoid reminder: Just b/c someone has never molested a child before doesn't mean they won't start now, with YOUR child. Be paranoid about everyone, NOT just previous offenders!
Monday, December 18th, 2006
3:16 pm
Pediatrician in Dallas?
Hi, I'm Miranda, my 8-month-old is Jack, his dad is Tim. Wish I had time for a good intro....

But we just got the letter in the mail that Jack has medicaid! Yay!

So, it's time to pick his pedi. My only requirements are
*Must listen to the child's mother, not blow her off when she KNOWS something is wrong with her child. I have a degree in biology, I never went to med school but I am pretty well-informed in the medical field, and I do NOT appreciate being blown off by my son's doctor.
*Must be breastfeeding-friendly.....and I don't mean just "friendly", I want a boob-nazi doctor. I don't want to have to argue with my son's doctor that breastfeeding is the best thing I am doing for my son's health!

If you have ANY info on ANY doctor you know of in the Richardson area, I'd LOVE to hear it!

Thanks so much!
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