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Having a talk with my husband about what things were like for us growing up. We are from different upbringings. My husband’s family was single low income and they worked hard for what they had. Both my parents worked part and full time, we had all that we needed growing up. A lot of the decisions we have made for our children is a combination of the two. I am a stay at home mother because it was what my husband wanted for our children and because I know I would have like my mum to be able to just be a mum without having to work too. We want our children to earn what they get, our 3 year old and 2 year old both have a list of things to achieve, simple tasks like putting their washing out, packing up toys and helping put away dishes, passing pegs when I hang washing etc. Things we both remember doing as children too. We are not even 30 yet and already using the line ‘when we were young’. I thought that only came with age but apparently I am older than when I was young. But for two people that are from similar moral upbringing but different financial upbringing we are coming together and I think we are going a good job with our children.


Posted by nicole_pfeiffer, 25th August 2013


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  • My husband and I made the same decision when we had our daughter – we were going to bring her up similarly to how we were brought up. So far we think we’re doing a good job.

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  • My husband and I made the same decision when we had our daughter – we were going to bring her up similarly to how we were brought up. So far so good.

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  • were young

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  • I am sure you are

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  • That’s great you are on the same page in regards to family morals

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  • You are both very level headed and family orientated, your children will have a great upbringing. You are young parents so take time out to enjoy yourselves along the way.

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  • your never too young to learn about earning money. the problem nowadays is, a lot of children get everything they want without having to earn it. this just makes it harder for them when they get older. if they get everything without earning it, when they get older they dont learn to value things as much.

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  • & it sounds to me like you are very focused. Good on you, it’s not always easy but finding a happy medium is so important. I also don’t think they’re is a too young an age for bubs chores. Thank you for sharing your story :)

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