A little background my self and my family. I am just about 26 years old, and my wife is 24. We have a 16 month old daughter, and a second daughter due in a few months. Our current home is a small 2…Continue
"I think it's here that I read that a shorter commute means greater happiness, statistically.
I'm about 15 miles from my parents and see them about once/month. I work long hours, and my husband and I plan outings well in advance. My parents…"
"Lots of tradeoffs, to be sure. I can make a few observations:
* I'd guess that the difference of being 15 min away from family and 30 min away, say, is not big. You'll not see them w/o some planning, but planning is minimal.
"You should not look 10 years out in terms of school. When my daughter was in kindergarten they were using creative spelling; spelling words like they sound instead of the actual spelling. The teacher was writing words on the board like this and she…"
A little background my self and my family. I am just about 26 years old, and my wife is 24. We have a 16 month old daughter, and a second daughter due in a few months. Our current home is a small 2 bedroom house built in 1946. We bought it in 2008, and have lived there since. The house has a cottage kind of feel and was a good starter house for use while we started our lives on our own and started our family.Now that our family is growing, we are considering moving to a different area. My…See More
"It's an interesting idea. Though the problem is, they are not any more useful than other bills. The real benefit to using them is as a conversation starter. I have seen this work for a couple people. Trading 2 ones for a $2 bill, or using it at…"
"What you are talking about is pretty typical. It sounds like you are both in what I call an infatuation phase. Being in love at this point in a relationship is like a chemical addiction. There is no good way to balance without being in at least a…"
"I actually just started a similar blog. Mine is focused in general on the problems and benefits of starting a family young. My wife and I were 21 and 22 respectively when we got married, and our first daughter was born when I was 24.
Once my blog is…"
"That is true, and many times they are not forthcoming with the fact that they are masters of the art. We ended up making friends with one of the masters from Hawaii who moved here, and he agreed to train my brother and I. I have found I prefer soft…"
"Ok, first of all I am not trying to make him some kind of Rambo outdoor survivalist guy, I just want him to try camping. Second, I am not going to have a huge problem with him if he decides he doesn't want to, and have not been bugging the hell…"
"this is a early 80s Montgomery ward tool chest I picked for $40. The quality is 10x a modern craftsman (I know because I own one and its junk). When I finished refurbish, I had a guy offer me $500 but I couldn't sell it. I never get rid…"
"this was a yellow craftsman ratchet toolbox I found. I paint matched it to my truck and made it my car emergency tool kit. everything I need to fix most car problems. I have an affliction for old toolboxes"