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I have to vent somewhere. So my MIL decided not to buy a house because her husband thinks its the end of the world and there is going to be a revolution and no one can go to grocery stores to get food.
YEAH. So....we are now looking for a rental. With 3 kids living with us (a fourth on a way..and two part time kids), a dog, and two cats, it's really hard finding something. Can't get my husband to give up the dog I guess he cares more about her than compromising our standard of living. So, everywhere we look we are going to be sacrificing something. If we go with reasonable rent, we are of course sacrificing space. But if I go on short term disability with this pregnancy we need the most money efficient house we can find as far as basic rent goes. But there is NO WAY we are going to find a 4 bedroom or possible 4 bedroom (i.e. office), in our price range. So then the problem goes to where to keep Ethan. In my 3yo daughter's room? The older boys share a room..and I REALLY don't want to move him back into our room.
I'm so stressed right now. If we go with a more expensive rent, then most likely they won't allow pets. And while I could probably talk someone into a reasonable deposit for two cats, a great dane puppy sort of ruins the whole deal.
So, I just don't know what to do. I'm stressed, depressed, and anxious. I don't need to be anything of those things right now because I'm pregnant. But I feel like no one in their right minds would rent to us....and we can't go through a property management company because our credit S-U-C-K-S. I may have good income, but that doesn't seem to matter to the big guys.
I'm sorry. That's a lot of stress and it sounds like no one is there to really help you with figuring it all out...I can't even imagine trying to balance it all while pregnant. I hope it all works out for you soon!
@~Alicia & Don~ proud parents of Keira, Kaila, & Kellen~@
We only ever got the dog because we were going to be living in our own house. Now that's not the case. And while yes she is a nice dog my standard of living and having a healthy, safe, place for my kids to live is more important! I'm seriously ready to leave him over this. I may be pregnant and emotional but I've lived with someone who put other things first before his family and I feel he's doing the same thing with the dang dog.
I guess I am kinda on your side....find nice homes for all the pets and get a nicer place. And, yes, I am an animal lover to the max so I would just put extra effort into finding good homes for them. So sorry you are struggling with this. Have you thought about possibly buying? Perhaps entering into a rent to buy option where you rent for the first few years to build credit but then some of that rent pays down the mortgage price. It's a tough marketmto sell in so many people have gone to that option to cover their mortgage while having a plan in place to sell.