Tanya - posted on 02/24/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hello rural moms!!!
Living in a rural community can have it's ups and downs, but let's face it, anywhere you live has it's ups and downs. While you may have to travel farther to get your basic necessities there is likely less violence in a rural community and there is bound to be more community in a rural community.
Rural living has its advantages over urban sprawl and big cities. Families are moving to smaller towns and out of the city at alarming rates, many with the same reasons. The following are just a few of the reasons why it’s good to raise your kids in the country. Of course, it's my opinion! :)
Whether you have an acreage or a farm or living within a lake community, the country offers peace and quiet you can’t get in the city. Sit outside on the porch or looking through your window, you will be the audience to nature playing its tune. You hear crickets chirping, birds singing, possibly a cow mooing or a rooster crowing or the gentle hum of the Bees. And one can't forget about the wildlife! Amazing!
Life in the country means your home isn’t packed on top of your neighbors. Your children have room to run, play, jump and be kids without worry. Families can spread out among their properties and give everyone some elbow room. For people who love gardening, the space of living in the country allows them to get creative with the size of their garden and what to include. Parents appreciate the space that comes with living in the country, being able to send kids outside offers a piece of mind that the kids have plenty of room to grow.
Families that live in the country have the benefit of having clean air. Sitting outside at night and being able to view the stars and moon in all our glory is clear evidence of the air quality in the country.
Rural moms have a special lifestyle, enjoying the peace and solitude of country life from sunrise to sunset.