I agree with cstewart - we've lived several places and finally settled in the town my husband and I both grew up in, 10 minutes from both sets of parents, near extended family. That is priceless. We have a built-in support network, and our children have formed deep bonds with their grandparents, whom they see at least once-a-week. We regularly see aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Proximity to family became our #1 priority when we started a family of our own, and it absolutely makes this town (a small city in Upstate NY) the right place for us to be.
What Do You Look for in a Hometown?
|4/17/13 11:34 AM|
The B's are always favorites:
Tell Us...the Best Gifts for Toddlers?
|12/6/12 4:20 PM|
Someone sent us a Honeybaked Ham meal when our daughter was born-- amazing! Also check out Zingermans and Edible Arrangements - both do healthy/yummy gift options. If you want to make something I think trail mix, granola bars, cookies (oatmeal cookies are awesome for breastfeeding moms), and anything that can be eaten one-handed would be appreciated. One last ideas: gift certificates for nearby takeout restaurants.
Ideas For Food to Mail to New Parents? Good Questions
|11/21/12 9:43 AM|
This magnet is hilarious and my toddler LOVES it - http://www.amazon.com/LeapFrog-Fridge-Farm-Magnetic-Animal/dp/B0001X0DR6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345209002&sr=8-1&keywords=barn+magnet
Fun Magnets for Kids? Good Questions
|8/17/12 9:12 AM|
We did a gender neutral aqua nursery (Behr's Tidal Pool, to be exact). Photos and details here:
Making an Aqua Nursery Gender Neutral
|10/4/11 9:35 PM|