I dont mean to come off as heartless, I just feel these women are taking MAJOR advantage of Magie. I also doubt very much that this woman went all weekend without eating. Offer places to go for help, like Belinda said. WIC, Food Stamps, Angel Food Ministries. I also know all about doing without. I lived without running water for my first 5 years, managing on other ways. Also in my earlier years I only had an extention cord as my electric. Yes, My life is better now, (thank you Jesus). But learning how to budget is key. Does this woman know about FMLA? (family leave) so when her son is sick, its an excused absense, but she could never get fired. Wishing you the best Magie.