Millennial Home Ownership with a Growing Family

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As we welcomed our little one into this world, our hearts and mind were instantly filled with love, happiness, and excitement. On that note, we also started talking about what the future holds for him, for all of us, as well as our upcoming short and long-term plans. As a millennial military wife, there’s no such thing as winging it. We have to prepare when we can. Or at least that’s how I learned to handle things from being married to my husband.

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Here’s the thing, we just finished preparing our home. Everything is how I pictured his nursery and play area to be. Yet, it’s not exactly perfect given that we have quite a flight of stairs to get to the second floor. While it may not sound that much of a big deal, you can imagine how unappealing this is for someone who just gave birth with stitches to nurse and heal. There’s a lot of things we would change if we could redo purchasing a town home. Which is also why when we move to Vegas in about 2-3 years, we’re going to opt for a single home.

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Thinking ahead would also mean securing a better life, sense of security, and financial stability. After all, we also have to set an excellent example for the next generation.

Looking for Expert Tips for Decorating on a Budget and Outfitting Your Entire Home? Check out my other blog post about Cort Furniture Rental – More Options for Home Décor, where I have pointed out a few tips and ideas how to make your home or home office YOUR own.

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  • Taylor Aube

    I am also a military milennial spouse! I love this post and welcome home to your hubby. Mine just got back from deployment in September 🙂 Your nursery looks so cute!

  • Krystal Butherus

    First and foremost, thanks to your husband for his service! I love the picture of your little family. It’s so beautiful. Congrats to you both! Looks like you’re using sound judgement on preparing for your next home.

  • Hannah

    I think thinking ahead is a great idea. Always good to plan ahead

  • Nayna Kanabar

    Many congratulation on the birth of your baby. As parents we all want to provide the best for our kids be it a decent place to live, financial security and of course in a loving environment.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    It sounds like y’all have things figured out ahead. Thinking about the downfalls of the stairs in your town home, and how you’ll opt for single family going forward.

  • Keki Cannon

    so cute and congrats!!! you are very blessed and look very happy. Enjoy your holidays and New Year.

  • Cassie

    Oh my gosh your baby is adorable and perfect!!! Congratulations guys! And beautiful and cute family photos! Sounds like a single level home is definitely the way to go next time

  • Laura @ MommyDearest

    Oh I feel you on the stairs. We have so many stairs to go into our apartment. Not only did we have to rethink gates when the baby came along but it’s a pain bringing groceries and a baby in a seat up and down. The nursery looks amazing.

  • Terri Steffes

    Welcome home to your husband, and thank him for his service from my family! You are right to plan ahead and think about what is best for your family. When the time comes, you will be ready!

  • Rhian Westbury

    I bought a flat just after university as I was keen to get on the property ladder and I’ve been there about 5 years now so I know a move in imminent x

  • Dannii

    I do like a little bit of an element of surprise, but I think it’s also important to plan for the future a little bit.

  • Kacie Morgan

    What a beautiful home you have, not to mention your perfect little family 🙂

  • Jessica

    Your baby is adorable! I truly love your photos! I am also a military wife and my hubby got back from deployment not to long ago!

  • kirsty

    Congratulations on the birth I know what you mean about stairs after giving birth, it does take a huge toll on your body! As long as you are all happy I think the rest will follow x

  • Elizabeth

    You can rent furniture there? How genius is that?! Makes more sense than buying something that won’t be used for very long…

  • kimberly lewis

    Please thank your husband for his service and congratulations on your super cute baby. I love your nursery!


    The trials and tribulations of being a military wife. My Mum was one and we moved two a new country every 2 years. I loved it as a child because it gave me a priceless education. I hope you enjoy moving also. You’ll be a black belt packer that’s for sure. 🙂

  • Rebecca Bryant

    what a beautiful honor you have here. Thank you to your hubby for his service. as a kid from a military family, i salute you.

  • Cindy Ingalls

    It’s very smart to think ahead before buying your next home. You need to know what you want and how it will work for your family in the future.

  • HilLesha

    I live in a single home and I love it! However, I’m hoping to find a new one sometime next year since my family is growing.

  • AnnMarie John

    Your baby is adorable and I love how you decorated the nursery. It’s really nice to decorate our home but it’s also important to prepare for the future and follow a budget when we can. If there’s anything I learned from starting a family, it’s to always be prepared when we can.

  • Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

    Congratulations! You have a beautiful family and home. Having a little one really does make you think about plans ahead…lots of luck on your journey 🙂

  • Jeanine

    Owning a home is a great investment and can be great for the family. Your baby is beautiful! Congratulations!! It’s great that you are thinking and planning ahead!

  • Kim

    I love a room with a good looking rug! Cory has some good ones. Your baby is so sweet!

  • Yona Williams

    What a beautiful baby! I love the nursery…it came out really nice. The color of the crib is fantastic.

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    We are also a military family. Finding the perfect home that checks off all of our needs and wants is hard to do, but looks like you are on your way!

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I wish I would have thought more about the future when my kids were babies. You are totally on the right track!

  • Lubka Henry

    Oh my!! Your baby is gorgeous!! Well done you two 🙂
    We are also considering our next home now that we have a baby girl.

  • Joanna

    I would love to be a home owner but unfortunately it is so hard for millennials to be able to raise the money the banks are asking for a deposit, in order to grant a mortgage. You have designed a really beautiful nursery!

  • Anonymous

    I love how you’ve designed the nursery, its so pretty! I love the picture of you all as a family, so beautiful! x

  • Rachel Evans

    Awwwwwww. Congratulations on everything. Your little one is so cute.

  • Jenni

    Congratulations on your gorgeous little one 🙂 definitely important to think about what will help in your next move. I can imagine going up stairs isn’t easy even when stitches have healed when you have pram and shopping to carry

  • Hannah

    Really interesting read, actually! Your nursery looks really cute 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Laura H

    Buying a home is such a big investment, you need to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want!

  • Jake Ferrer

    Oh! Congrats on your baby. You look so sexy again. Keep up it and enjoy your holidays.

  • Sarah Bailey

    I would love to own my own home one day, I’m not sure if it is everything something I will manage to do but I at least know I am fairly secure in my rental unless we do something silly, which is a plus, so no moving every few years.