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…"
" JB - The point is that with self-service gas stations, who pumps gas, washes windows, checks the oil & tires, etc, etc, etc is no longer a gas station employee. It's the gas station customer.
An indirect societal cost of…"
"Recent book called "Shadow Labor" points out that self-service gas stations are part of the "bean-counters'" cost cutting menu. What has happened here is that the fuel distributors have managed to shift the cost…"
"I work in PA, where I pump my own, but rarely do cause it's so much cheaper in NJ, so I fill the car up here.
It is odd, but whatever. It's fun to needle my wife, or any woman for that matter, on the creating pump your own in NJ. Freaks…"
"Generally the Stay Still, Stay Quiet picture is correct: Danish and Swedish are VERY similar still, Norwegian is a bit more broken off (due to hiding in the western fjords across the mountains), Icelandic is ancient and unintelligible to the…"