I agree. My grandmother is in her 80s and still lives in her own house. She does have help come over and doesn't drive but she's relatively healthy and is no where near ready for a nursing home.View Thread
I agree on not giving up on daycare. DS was in daycare for a year and was only taken out when DH lost his job. Currently, both kids are in daycare twice a week and with my parents twice a week. They're in a private home instead of a center and they both love it.View Thread
We started right away because we had already discussed having kids right away.
My cousin adopted and she and her husband decided to wait a few years after getting married to adopt. HIs reasoning was that if she were to get pregnant (unlikely due to hormone issues) they would have 9 months to get ready but if they adopted, they would get a call and have to be ready for the baby in a few days.View Thread
Yep. My DH was separated from his now ex when we started dting. He also has four kids from that marriage. We've been together for almost 11 years and married for 9.
Divorce at a young age wouldn't necessarily have been a dealbreaker for me. I mean, what if both people were very young when they got married and then realized it wasn't working out and they parted on good terms? Birth control has been known to fail so why would that be held against someone? And as for an incurable STD, what about herpes? It's the most common STD out there and many people don't know they have it.View Thread
I was close to both my brothers growing up even though one of them was 12 1/2 years younger. My younger brother, he's 3 years younger, and I would sleep in the same bed for nights on end or I'd sleep in his room on the bottom bunk. My "little" brother got me interesting in hockey and that's how I met my husband. I'm not as close to my younger brother as before because he seems to have changed and his wife agrees. He seems to criticize more, especially how I'm raising my kids and the fact that my parents watch my kids more than his. He lives 2 hours away so it isn't as convenient for my parents to watch his kids as it is mine since I'm in the same city as my parents.
My little brother currently lives in Germany and is actually in town for the next month. I miss him when he's gone. This is the 2nd time we've seen him since 2008 when he first left to travel.
My SO loves getting together with my family. He's one of two siblings and they weren't close for a long time because his ex and his sister didn't get along. DH's family is smaller and he got overwhealmed a bit when we first met everyone one Thanksgiving.
I'd love DD and DS to be close. They already are and I hope they stay close.View Thread