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Where are the best places in LA to live with a family?

You're considering a move to Los Angeles for a job in Irvine. You and your (stay-at-home) wife are both in your early 30s, and have two young (under two years old) children. You were raised in the midwest, and prefer the suburbs. You want to live in an area that has lots of other young families and easy access to eating and shopping and preschools and other things like that. You don't want to spend more than 30 minutes or so commuting. You want to spend about $3,000 per month on rent for a 3+ bedroom single-family-home (or condo, you suppose). What areas of Los Angeles do you focus on?
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2013 - 25 answers

Get Busy Livin

I'm pretty sure it's not a mid-life crisis. Help me rationalize/forget about my burning desire to quit my job and change my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2012 - 31 answers

Very nervous about my upcoming move!

Is it normal to be petrified about a move? Wondering if what I am feeling is normal fears/doubts or a sign that I am making a mistake? [more inside]
posted by mdn31 on Aug 26, 2012 - 13 answers

I need a time machine

A little more than a month ago, I started a full-time telecommuting job that I thought was my dream job. When I took it, I was working part-time (and had been since my son was born two years ago). This is my first full-time job since becoming a mom. I now think I made a big mistake. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Aug 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Quitting a new job after 2 months...please hope me!

I just hit the two month mark at my new job. I am miserable, due primarily to doing the work of about 3 people and the company culture (it's a small, family run business, and the two sons who are taking over the company in the next 2 years ran down the public hallway cursing each other out and hitting one another yesterday, to the point that one of them left with his face bleeding and we had to talk a tenant down the hall out of calling the cops). I've decided to leave, despite not having another job lined up. a) What's the best way to do this, and b) How do I spin it to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by firei on Mar 27, 2012 - 21 answers

panicking over a lay off

Husband laid off in time for Christmas, now what? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Dec 5, 2011 - 31 answers

Quit my job, no new one, bad circumstances

I just quit my (bad) job and have no new job to go to. I know I need to be proactively seeking work but I'm suffering from confidence problems and bad personal circumstances and finding it difficult. Any tips or similar stories? [more inside]
posted by Franny26 on Dec 8, 2010 - 14 answers

It's not that I'm flaky, it's that here isn't right.

What to do about multiple job offers when you've accepted one, and are a special snowflake. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

There must be 50 ways to leave your employer... right?

Should I get out of this uncomfortable job? Complication: nepotism. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Best use of my americorps award?

2 parter...1) I have an americorps education award thats around $4200. Should I use it to take some courses, or pay back student loans? I'm jobless, back at home, deciding between working and saving money, or taking prereqs for grad schools. 2) Going crazy and want OUT of home asap...job or school? [more inside]
posted by shinyshiny on Jul 21, 2009 - 7 answers

How do you make money when you arne't allowed to leave the house?

How can my 18-year-old sister make enough money to move out on her own when she has no car or license, no job experience, and unsupportive parents? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Apr 27, 2009 - 34 answers

Can I help my 19yr old brother with little hope for his future?

Can I help my 19yr old brother with little hope for his future? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Apr 20, 2009 - 43 answers

They left us alone. Now what?

I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 27, 2009 - 37 answers

Want to move, feeling trapped

Help, need relationship/life advice... I'm staying at home for the time being to help out my family instead of jetting off to another city to be with my boyfriend. Target move date is in January but we're both getting insanely antsy and we have the same conversation every day about me just going there NAO. My question is about what I should do, cause I really have no idea. Stupid details follow. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Oct 12, 2008 - 18 answers

"So you've decided to ruin your life"

I've decided that I want to take a year to go backpack around Europe. Now what do I tell my current employer and my family? [more inside]
posted by sperose on Sep 30, 2008 - 18 answers

I don't trust my gut

Should I take the job or hope I get another offer? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Aug 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Working with my father is killing me. What can I do?

Working with my father is a nightmare. Should I quit? How do I deal with the repercussions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2008 - 47 answers

Give the Socially Awkward a Chance!

Help my bf's sister get a real job, so she can be as independent as she wants--and he doesn't have to worry about her as much. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Can it be that it was all so simple then?

I am 28. I have a wife and an 11 year old daughter. I am going through a minor, yet stubborn crisis. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2007 - 32 answers

what next for my family/how to get out of here

Due to safety concerns, my family may need to leave our home and employment situation. Our lifestyle is rather bizarre. where should we go and how should we do it? very long and rambling-- sorry, but I'm somewhat confused at the moment. [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Sep 10, 2007 - 24 answers

How can I help my dad who has begun to lose all hope?

How can I help my dad who has begun to lose all hope? My father has gone through a string of major life setbacks lately. I'm worried about his health, his mental state, and his future. And I'm wondering how best to help him turn things around. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2007 - 9 answers

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