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…"
"Whats this metric your using to say so many people have pulled themselves by there bootstraps? By American standards the majority of the world still lives in poverty. People love to regail anecdotes of there great grandparents who came here with…"
"Thanks Shane for the statistics you gave me. You'll see from the earlier part of this post that I found a lot of statistics from Wikipedia, which another member suggested.
This isn't about what I think about your country, but what you…"
"I suppose one could look at the level of consciousness I described and consider that a type of privilege. But that privilege is not dependent on race, gender, or wealth.
As for the bootstrap concept, what makes you think its a myth when so many…"
"Just an update:
My new work laptop will be 17". I may need to move up to a something like the large saddleback thin brief. I guess I'll just wait until this fall once I have a few more paychecks in the bank."
"Yes, I think that is part of the equation as well. A friend and I were discussing this over lunch the other day and my friend brought up the observation that Trump doesn't apologize for some of these things that are "beyond the…"
"One further thought on that. GOP establishment candidates, plus Fox News, Berke Breathed, and MSM, did indeed try to put Trump beyond the bounds of polite society. Not understanding that he was already outside polite society, and…"