I am a 27 year old, married, mom of 3 little girls ages 2, 3, and 7. I am a full time student working towards my bachelor's in business management (concentrating on marketing). I am partnered with a friend to do in home pet sitting when she isn't available, usually once a week or so, and that brings in $20, and I do odd jobs cleaning people's houses and re-selling items for people. But that doesn't bring in enough money to pay our bills. I also volunteer at my oldest daughter's school once a week and help her teacher get things done. I love animals and we go as a family to the local humane shelter at least once a month just to love on teh critters.
My husband has been unemployed for most of this year. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, as an Army National Guard soldier. He was in car sales and when the economy tanked, he switched dealerships a few times but none of them were doing well and they all had to let several salespeople go, including him. Since then, he's worked as a janitor in PetSmart until the company that they used went out of business. He applies for jobs nearly every day, but, nothing. He does do odd jobs for people like moving, painting, yard work, and snow removal.