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I sure hope that a village isn't a requirement to raise a child because we live far from all of our family. It would be nice to have some help and support, but we do alright without it. WE'll see if I'm singing the same tune next year with 2 kids
Wife to sweet husband Jeff and mother to 2 beautiful girls: Emily (2) and Jocelyn (1).
I think having a "village" helps turn out a more well rounded child, but I don't think it is necessary.
We have had very little support. When Greyson was really little my mom was involved in his life a lot, but the novelty of having a grandchild wore off once he started to grow up so she kind of disappeared and now doesn't really want to have anything to do with him. Now she has her "new" grandchild since my sister had a baby. Whatever. Gerame's family is great, but up until right before we moved we didn't see them much.
Click on my blinkies!!
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and to CupcakeJamie and Niamh ૐ for my blinkies!!**
with our oldest dd it sure feels like it but i dont think so since i am the one raising her alone most of the time...its just me and morgan that take care of her so if we can do it with two of us then i dont think so. i do wish he was home more (stupid work hours) so if he was home more it wouldnt all fall on me most of the time but eh what can you do he has to work so we can survive.
Nessa proud married working mother of three kids in Washington state. Trying to raise our family of five as LDS. Taking life one day at a time. Jordan - 6 yr; Stan - 4 yr; & Tyler - 2 yr.
For my family, I truely believe that jake has benefited from having extended family around so often. My parents are like a second set of parents to him, and they are very close. He is crazy about my sister. i think that his relationship with each of them has given him different perspective and has definitely made him more confident and more aware of other peoples needs.
Its possible that jake could have all those things without the extended support, but I'm definitely happy we have it! especially when jake heads off to my parents house for his sleepover once a month!