A few ?s for those SAHM's

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2006
A few ?s for those SAHM's
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Thu, 06-25-2009 - 10:08am

I'm considering staying at home but have a few questions for those of you that do.


Approximately how much does your significant other make that enables you to stay home?

Can it be done with only


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 6:52am
in the garage the other day i found a tiny,very old TV.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 7:01am

we're in a "master planned community" but even homes that aren't in these have HOAs.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 7:06am

I have never ever lived in a HOA controlled environment. I have never experienced a "well manicured house that sits next to garbage".

Just because there isn't a HOA does mean that people don't take care of their homes.

Furthermore,"well trimmed" isn't the only nice landscape available. I love it when I walk by a yard where a pumpkin plant has taken over a patch of the lawn.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 7:45am
That's what I like about the area of TX that I live in HOA's are not as prevalent as in other areas that we lived in. Although as we grow they may become more so.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 7:48am
there are some things on my wish list i'd love.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 7:54am

there's something called,"pride of home ownership" i do believe in.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:03am
Yep, ITA with you on pride of homeownership. There is MORE to just owing a home. WHY would you spend so much money (probably the most you will ever spend on one thing at one time) on something and then not have up-keep on it?
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:11am

maybe that contributes to the crazy housing crisis.


ppl bought way more htan they could afford and can't keep them up..and who suffers?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2009
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:23am
Yep. One of our neighbors is fixing up their house and it looks GREAT. For YEARS the old owner just let it go. We work hard on keeping our house neat and clean and the reward is the compliments we get from family, friends, neighbors and total strangers who come by :)
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:17am

You are missing my point. I don't think HOAs are a prerequisite for having a neighborhood where people maintain their houses "nicely".

It has nothing to do with "pride of ownership" or whatever.

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