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Families Stand Together

Posted by Patience on September 9, 2009 at 6:55 AM in family finances
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Money, money, money. I thought it wasn't polite to talk about money but somehow the subject has found it's way into many a conversation at our house. My husband had an unexpected job change last year, a month before we had our fourth child. This mixed with some other factors sent our family into a very difficult financial time that we are still recovering from.

There were:
Days we had to decline outings for lack of cash.
Moments when I questioned if I really needed to take the sick toddler to the doctor quite yet.
Hours spent wondering if our kids were feeling our stress.
Sleepless nights due to the unknown future.
Months of constantly calculating to try to figure out how we could make it work.

It seems almost once a day, I talk to someone who has lost their job or knows of someone in that position. This leaves lots of people trying to navigate a really difficult situation with their families, especially kids, wondering what will come next. How do we answer their questions? How can we come together as a family?

Al Roker and Deborah Roberts along with the Sesame Street crew will host a special primetime show called Familes Stand Together which chronicles four families coping with difficult financial circumstances.
With lots of help and expert advice, these families have found a way to strengthen their family bonds, even in tough times.

PBSparents has also put together a site with tips, resources and even a place to share your story
I know sometimes it's nice to know you aren't alone.

Familes Stand Together will air tonight in many places but you can check your local listings here.


stephanie writes...

thanks for this patience.

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