Hi. I’m Nicole. I’m 35 years old, and I live with my parents. That may sound depressing to some people, but for me it’s completely awesome. The fact that I found a man that’s willing to save money and live with my parents is incredible. The fact that we all get along is a miracle. The fact that Sofie gets to spend time with her grandparents daily makes me so happy. In fact, she’s never been cared for by anyone but a family member. That’s a true luxury!
According to a Pew Research Center, approximately 51 million Americans live in a house with at least two adult generations, or a grandparent and at least one other generation. As we look for houses, we are looking for another multi-generational home so that we can care for my parents as they get older. This concept is so foreign in our culture, but I see why other countries do this consistently. Having a baby can be lonely and hard. I have felt supported the entire time. Yes, some unsolicited advice and/or irritations happen, but the positives far outweigh these inconveniences. I know it’s not for everyone, but I just want to weigh in that multi-generational living is amazing for us!
Ok, Universe! I’m declaring that we want a multi-generational home in Newcastle, Bellevue, Mercer Island or Renton. My dreams look like this:
Thanks so much in advance, Universe!