"My childhood was spent in southern California, where condos were much more the norm. When we moved to Nebraska, we lived in a spacious, maintenance-free apartment," wrote local mom Shea Saladee. "I grew accustomed to apartment living. My husband, however, did not, and has let me know that since we moved in together. Now, we’re finally in a place where we can own our own home, and I’m excited — and slightly terrified."

A few weeks ago, my 5-year-old son dumped his entire toy box out onto the floor of his room. Sam was trying to find something. It wasn’t the first time this happened nor was it the first time I told him to put it all back. But the ensuing attitude and tears of misery finally pushed me to say, “Enough is enough.”