Don't let the financial stuff eat you up - just keep working at it until you find the right solution. Is it possible to take out a 2nd on the house to pay off the credit card? How 'bout selling some stuff on craigslist or ebay instead of giving it charity? Do have anything of value that you could really live without? Even something that is only worth a few hundred? Letting go of things that you can live without can ease the burden for another month until the big solution comes into focus. You mentioned all the kids books you have in storage - those sell big on ebay! as do toys and clothes that are in good condition. Too much "stuff" in the house can turn into cash in the hand if you take the time to make it work for you.
Good luck, Jenn --- getting the financial stessors out of your life will make everything easier!
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul