I spent the first eleven years of my life being parented on an island…
…the famous island of New York City.
And then my parents moved our family to the south. The deep south.
Ahh, the home of sunshine, beaches, and sunblock.
But we didn’t move to a coastal beach town or tourist prone Orlando.
No, we moved to the country side of Florida. The part that’s full of sand, snakes, black bears, oak trees, needle palm trees, and has smelly well water.
But we love it!
As I got older, I realized that my life would have been much different had we stayed in NYC. After I had kids of my own, I thanked my mom for moving us out of the city. I cannot imagine ever raising my children is a bustling metropolis. I feel like had we stayed there, I would have lost myself.
Since living here worked well for me growing up, my husband and I choose to settle and raise our family here. Here are a few of my positive reasons for country parenting:
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