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Old 06-02-2010, 07:53 PM
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Wow Elan those are some nice thoughts. You're exactly right about providing for your family too. Sometimes it's not money. We've considered a lot of different avenues and it seems at this particular time moving to Dallas is going to be the most practical decision. Thanks for being so encouraging. Everyone on here is great.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:58 PM
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Best of luck on your decision. We moved to the Fort Worth area for my husband's job and although we really miss our old home, I never regret the adventure of coming here. New Mexico is not going anywhere and you can always return if you feel like you are missing too much being outside of NM. However, give it your best shot while you are here and make the most of it. Moving is tough but it is also very enriching to one's life. If I had a great opportunity like you are describing, I would have always wondered "what would have happened had I taken that job?"
Personally, I would rent first and really get to know the area and the communities before you take the plunge and buy. That way, you have kept things somewhat open-ended while you adjust. It is great fun entertaining friends and family from home if you can lure them to visit the wonderful metroplex as well as taking trips back and forth until a network is established here. It has been helpful for me to maintain the past connections to home and still feel like I am part of that world too.
If the job is a great opportunity, it will be a great resume builder for future possibilities no matter where you end up.
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:20 AM
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This area has a HUGE stay at home population! Tell your wife to get involved with a moms group (google there are many). Join the Newcommer club, etc...the Libraries and rec centers area great place to get to know others.

I have moved several times with kids of all ages... Mom's groups and playgroups were a lifesaver when they were little. One of our Newcommers clubs in PA even had a babysitting co-op! I made lifetime friends fromn that group of ladies!

Having your wife be able to stay home and enjoy your baby, NOt stressing about money, Having a little extra FAMILY time is HUGE now days.

And as others have mentioned NM is very close...1 days drive.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:08 PM
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Those are encouraging thoughts dmorris. We've decided to move and I'm nervous but very excited. I think I would've alway wondered that same question too. How are you and your husband getting used to living in Fort Worth?

5stones--Thanks for helping me to see the non-tangable fact in having my wife stay home with our baby. You really can't put a price on that now days. I never knew they had mom groups. That's awesome. As soon as we get there I'll look into those clubs. I continue to be grateful for all of your thoughts and suggestions. Take care
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:14 AM
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go to dallas. nm is still an impoverished place pyschologically, I've found people here settle for too little. the international city of dallas is light years ahead even as a southern town... learn something about the outside world- however, make sure you end up w/corporate sponsored housing. Keep going.
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