Why Renting with Kids is Our New American DreamFour years ago, we owned a home. It was our first, built from the ground up to our liking and with our specifications. We were over-the-moon in love with it. It was the home we first brought our daughter Bella into, and it was near our families -- so perfect for the three of us.
When we sold it and moved to an apartment in a larger city, I missed my house dreadfully at first. All I wanted was to be back in a home of our own. After all, no one I knew was renting with kids.
Then my husband rejoined the military. Bella grew up -- her little messes becoming bigger messes. We adopted pets. We rented a home, and inside I wondered if we would ever buy again.
At one point, I flew to New Jersey to a town I'd moved from 20 years before, and had never been back to since. Turning the corner to see my old house sitting there brought back a flood of emotions I didn't even know I still felt. I bawled. It was the first home I truly remembered as a child; I loved it so much that it had haunted myRead More »from Why Renting with Kids is Our New American Dream