Family vs No family
Joanna - posted on 06/05/2010
My husbands parents and sister live close by (about 10 miles away), and his grandmother and aunt are about 60 miles away. That's the only family we have here. All of my family is a thousand miles away. I fly back to see my parents once a year, and they fly down to visit about twice a year. Definitely not enough mommy/daddy time for me, lol. But thank god for Skype, that way we can see/talk to them whenever we want, usually once-twice a week.
Jessica - posted on 06/05/2010
Our families live pretty close, our parents are all about 30 mins away. BUT my mom for some reason will only take my daughter out. Usually the kids will stay at my hubby's parents house or my dad's, since they will take both. My hubby's family is way more supportive than mine though.
Charlie - posted on 06/05/2010
My sister lives across the road , my mum lives 5 min walk and my dad lives a 10 min walk from here , we moved back here to be close to the family as we were living in the city with no family and not enough nature to explore with our child :) its been fantastic they are VERY supportive , i feel very lucky .
Kate - posted on 06/04/2010
We live far away from family. And friends have been no help with the kids since l had the twins last July. As a matter of fact, the kids have been with me and David or just one of us since the babies were born except for 2x, once for less than 2 hours and the other time for less than 30 minutes. lt's been really hard.
My parents are 2 1/2 hrs away, siblings are 5 hrs & 1 a flight to Chicago (ha!), his bio-dad is 5 hrs away, his mom is crazy and lives in her car most times? I never know where she is!, his step-dad (who has his brothers) is 45 mins away...we have no support. My kids may see their grandparents 2-4x/yr. And then we're there no overnights, nights out, nothing :( My neighbors are real good friends, we have one man whose son lives w/him and his daughter lives next door, and then our other neighbor we've known for 7 yrs so we're all tight. My son stayed with the daughter when we were in the hospital overnight w/#2, but we don't like to abuse them and therefore never have nights out or nothing...especially since we had #2 :( My husband's lame!
My Mum lives about 5 mins away from here and about 2 mins away from Blake's daycare, and sees Blake about 2-3 times a week. My Dad is about 2 hours away, but still sees Blake about once per month, and my two brothers both make a point of visiting a couple of times a month. A very close-knit family!
Hubby! Kinda sad but had to be done when the economy took a nose dive.....he makes such great money and we need to dig our way outta debt! Shouldn't take too long hopefully and by next summer he'll hopefully be looking for something closer to home! Although, he's now tryin to convince me to just move out there and I REFUSE! Gah..
When my kids were little, we had no-one. Both our families lived a long way away. But we had terrific support from friends and the ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association, or the Nursing Mothers' Association, as it was called then.) They were terrific.
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