I grew up in a small city, in a neighborhood that had all of the social opportunities of the suburbs with the diversity of an urban environment. In retrospect, it was the best of both worlds. I lived in a fairly safe community that offered the freedom to roam. I had lots of kids to play with. But I was also exposed to different kinds of people, learning acceptance and equality. Ultimately, I became a city girl but I’ve certainly lived through circumstances that have tempted me to pack it all up and head for the ‘burbs. So which is a better place to raise a family? Here are some insights into the age-old debate.
Finish up your to-do list while getting in some quality time with the kids.
You weathered the pregnancy and survived the birth. Now that baby is happy and healthy at home, it's time to get back to real life. Unfortunately, that means hearing the not-so-welcome thoughts of friends and strangers alike.