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    We have been talking about moving further out to afford a better/bigger house but we just feel that adding that commute time would really impact our quality of life.

    Also, don't underestimate the value of having your support network around you for minding kids etc.

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    60 minutes can easily turn into 90 mins if you have to pick up/drop of child, detour or have any traffic. Finishing work at 5pm, will mean lucky to get home by 6:30, trying to then cook dinner, bath, get kids to bed needs to be taken into consideration. Just to get up and leave home again super early to repeat the whole thing over again and taking out time out from spending it with your kids.

    If you think 5 years ahead when you've got school, your child would have to be in before and after school care and you'd be lucky to get back in time by the 6pm pick up time.

    I personally wouldn't trade being close to work, family, day care and schools for a bigger/ nicer house.

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    No way in hell I would move 60 minutes drive away. Life is too precious to be spending a minimum 2 hours per day in a car. That's time that could be spent with the kids.

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    Following. Going through similar discussions. Will post properly later when I can concentrate!

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    I hate travelling, I'm an extra 15 mins away and really don't like it

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    Stay put for sure. Commuting is awful

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    Hmm its tough. Pre kids I used to drive an hour each way to and from work. It sucked but I had always done it so just coped.

    But since havinf kids, no way. Im too tired, I dont want to waste time sitting in a car. As it is my DH commutes 45 minutes each way. He absolutely hates it. But we moved to where we are to be closer to family and in a good school district. It really truly sucks for my DH though.


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    I would stay closer to where work is. In my previous job it would take me 1.5hrs to get home and after picking up DS from daycare I never got to spend much time with him before he had to sleep.

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    No way.

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    I quit a job after just two weeks because I HATED the 45-50 minute drive. I've found one that's 20 mins from home and I'm much happier. I'd stay put if I were in your shoes.


 

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