on the rise, I find I must really watch the spending (more so than in the past - even with husband's new job). That includes non essential trips & such. I find that we are doing less driving to keep kt "amused". Not that we ran her all over the place before but we found a Y that is a lot closer (a mile away), kt is walking to parks with her PCA to play, out on her scooter or bike & of late, walking Sally a couple of times daily (with walkie talkie in hand to stay in touch). I've gotten her semi excited about gardening (I've given her her own little plot to plant what she'd like to), & set up the basketball hoop in the backyard. (She's on the team at day treatment.) What are you doing to stop the continual run to keep your kids amused or are you still running? Just curious.