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The Brisbane home that looks small but has a lot going for it

first_imgLike the TARDIS, it seems bigger on the inside.Outside it a large pool area surrounded by greenery. “The pool is actually higher than the park, so if anyone walks by they can’t see you,” she said. Modern comfort.Owner Carolyn Adams bought the home a decade ago so that her family would have a good place to stay when they visited her. “My son and his wife were working overseas with a new baby and I thought if they needed to come back unexpectedly then there should be somewhere nice for them to come back to,” she said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago 11 Scarba St, Middle Park.LOOKS can be deceiving when you see the house at 11 Scarba St from the outside. From the front of the house it looks like a cosy,but small home that would only be suited for one or two people.What you cannot see from the street is how the uniquely designed home is built around the hill and the modest looking home is a lot larger than it seems.Split over two levels, the ground floor is built below the entrance to the house to fit in with the hill at the back of the property. It overlooks a council nature park.She made a few changes in recent years, including new carpets and sliding doors, but overall the home has remained the same since the day she first walked in.She was selling up to be closer to family, but she hoped that a family would get enjoyment out of the expansive home. “It has been a wonderful grandma house but for anyone with young children it would be fantastic,” she said. Bigger from the back.The home had more than enough space for her extended family.A downstairs level that faces a park has four large bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate ensuite in the main bedroom.Upstairs is for socialising with a rumpus room, kitchen dining, lounge as well as a patio that overlooks the neighbouring parkland. last_img read more

Most Americans say children are better off with a parent at home

first_imgPewResearchCentre 10 October 2016Family First Comment: We’d be interested to see if the view is similar in NZ. Think so. In nearly half of two-parent households in the U.S. today, children are raised by parents who both work full time. Yet most Americans say that children with two parents are better off when one of them stays home to tend to the family, according to a Pew Research Center survey.The survey, conducted June 7-July 5 among 4,602 adults on Pew Research Center’s nationally representative American Trends Panel, found that 59% of U.S. adults believe that children with two parents are better off when a parent stays home, while about four-in-ten (39%) say children are just as well off when their parents work outside the home.A Pew Research Center analysis conducted last year had found that both parents work full time in 46% of two-parent households. By contrast, in 1970, only 31% of these households had both parents employed full time. The most common arrangement at that time, among two-parent households, was a full-time working father and a mother who was not employed.Among those who think children are better off with a parent at home, about 53% say it doesn’t matter which one stays home, while 45% say it’s better if the mother is the parent who isn’t employed outside the home. Just 2% say it’s better if the father is the parent who stays home.Men are more likely than women to say that children in two-parent households are better off when a parent stays home (63% vs. 55%). But among those who think a parent should stay home, roughly similar shares of men (46%) and women (43%) say this parent should be the mother.The view that children are better off when one parent doesn’t work outside the home is particularly common among older Americans. But even among those under age 30, fully 54% hold this view. And younger men are far more likely than younger women to say children are better off with a parent at home (62% vs. 46%).Blacks are less likely than whites and Hispanics to say that children are better off with a parent staying home. Some 45% of blacks believe that children are better off when a parent stays home. About six-in-ten whites (59%) and two-thirds of Hispanics (66%) feel this way.READ MORE: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/10/10/most-americans-say-children-are-better-off-with-a-parent-at-home/?utm_content=buffer3dcdd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferlast_img read more