Anyone living with parents?

Sarah - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone! My husband & I have a 7 1/2 month old son and we are currently living with my parents. My hubby and I have been married for almost 3 years & we had been living on our own up until I was about 8 months pregnant. A month before I had my son, my husband and I made the decision to move in with my parents for the time being so we could save up some money.

And now 7 1/2 months later we are still here & it's actually working out better than I thought it would. My husband works full time in home remodeling & I quit my job as an Occupational Therapy Tech to stay home with my little boy. My mom and I share in the responsibilties of keeping the house in order, etc. My dad goes on month long business trips out of the country about 3-4 times a year & my mom feels so much better with us being here while he's gone.

While it's working out pretty well, I still feel like I'd love to have our own place. Sometimes it bothers me to say that I'm still living with my mom & dad. I did read something today about how more and more families are living this way. Is there anyone else in my situation?

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My-Thuy - posted on 05/06/2010

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Im living at home right now with my mother in law, husband and 6 month old daugther. Right now if it wasnt for her we would be homeless right now, so now we get a chance to get up on our feet and have a chance to save just a little and try and venture out on our own when we can afford it. I do wish we had our own place as well and to be just the three of us. but Nora gets to be close with her grand mother and sometimes we and the hubby get time alone or she will watch her when we need sleep. I think it can be easier to live with parents because without that, lol i'd never get enough sleep or time to myself and i enjoy nora being close to another family memeber besides her immdiate family. My mother in law also is a single woman so she gets a family to be around so she doesnt feel so lonely and she has help with the bills. but theres nothing wrong with lving with your parents. I think there are a ton of familes out there doing that. with the way the ecomney is right now and the lack of jobs it makes life just a little more stressful to have more support

Cheryl - posted on 05/06/2010

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Right now my husband and I are trying to sell our house. With the way the housing market is, not a lot of realtors/banks are accepting contingent contracts (ex. Need to sell our house before we buy new house). We haven't been looking to diligently for a house to move into. My parents said we can move into their house when we are between houses. We lived with them once when we were in between apartments. It was okay. My father is a worry-wart so he was constantly having to know where I was. My mother is the commander of the household telling everyone what to do. ("Don't forget to make your bed." "Did you call about . . .?" "Put this and that away." Etc.) I was somewhat glad to move into our apartment after only two months.

I can't imagine what this time will be like because now we have a six month old. He is their first grandchild. I'm hoping my mother won't be so demanding of me and my father will realize that I'm a big girl. I love my parents dearly but I like living on my own with my family.

The ideal situation would be to sell our house quickly and be able to purchase a new house without spending more than two months at my folks' house. I think if we spend more than two months with them, I'll go crazy. I guess we'll see.

Gina - posted on 05/05/2010

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When my oldest child was just over 1 yr old, my husband and i had to move in with my parents for 8 mos. Our daughter's 2nd bday was at their house. I haven't worked outside of home since she was born(5yrs). At the time, this was a great decision for everyone because my hubby worked,mom worked but my dad was inbetween jobs as a house painter. I was the only one home during the day so I kept the house clean,and we payed 200 dollars for rent that went to mom and dad's mortgage. plus i got my so important adult time with my parents .I can only take so many conversations about cartoons before my head wants to implode! It was great,I almost didn't want to leave.
Now my sister lives with my parents ,with her 3 kids, and rarely lifts a finger around the house...
my mom is always asking me when my family wants to move back in !

Kalynn - posted on 05/03/2010

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I was in your situation when my daughter was first born except we were evicted my boyfriend lost his job before she was born and we ended up moving in with his mom. it wasnt great for me at all his 2 sisters and people were in and out all the time. We got so fed up with that and the drama of his sisters and boyfriends that we ended up having to move in to my moms boyfriends house it was pretty much a horrible experience for me so i hope yours goes much better. Luckily its not a full house like this house was oh and i forgot to mention it was 3 of us 3 of them and our friend who was living with us at the time and his newborn as well living in a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house! As i said good luck and i hope your experience goes better than mine.

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