My MIL and I have been debating about this for quite some time now especially since we're considering leaving our surburban life for the city, specifically NYC. Every phone call I receive from her, she is always pitching how the city is NO GOOD for children and for me to stay right where we are. And in return I say the same reasons why we are leaving which agitates her even more but it boils down to what's right for our family.

For those in a similar boat, did you also get this kind of push back from your parents, inlaws, etc? Also how has your experience raising kids in the city been? Do you wish for more space in the burbs or happy right where you are?