37 responses

  1. MommaDub
    October 25, 2012

    I've been avoiding reading this for a while. Your wifey has shared it and you have too, and I just knew it was going to be hard for me given our circumstances. But I'm glad I read it this morning. What a precious gift for your baby girl, when she's old enough to read and appreciate. What a precious gift to your wife! You guys are going to be amazing parents and I am thrilled for you both. Can't wait to meet the little gal.

    • URFinanceSimple
      October 25, 2012

      Thanks for reading Erica. I was surprised how easily the words flowed. Hopefully, when she gets older she will enjoy it. I figure this would be a tough read for some people. I\’m sorry for your loss…

  2. Ted Jenkin @ YSMM
    October 25, 2012

    Great article from the heart! Congrats and best wishes to you and your family!
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    • URFinanceSimple
      October 25, 2012

      Thanks TED!!!

  3. Sarah
    August 15, 2012

    Just saw you b/c Mrs. MM follows you on twitter. I loved the post. I came here looking for a discussion of, as parents, How much do we do _for_ the child vs. how much do we make the child do himself, re: earning money. That's something we'll have to figure out as parents (mine's 9 months), and I'd like to read some various views.

    • URFinanceSimple
      August 15, 2012

      I'm glad you liked the post. I'm a fan of the learn to ride a bike approach as it pertains to kids and money. Give them training wheels, then take them off.. they will fall, but they will learn. On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM, YFS <yourfinancessimplified@gmail.com> wrote: approve

  4. L.S
    July 31, 2012

    Get ready for the late night/early morning trips to the store for pickles and peanut butter lol

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 31, 2012

      Fortunately she isn't having any weird food cravings :-)On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:23 AM, YFS <yourfinancessimplified@gmail.com> wrote: approve

  5. L.S
    July 31, 2012

    CONGRAAAAAATS :-) :-) :-) :-)

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 31, 2012

      Thank youOn Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM, YFS <yourfinancessimplified@gmail.com> wrote: approve

  6. @prairieecothrif
    July 30, 2012

    Congratulations. I am so happy for you. I love this article too. Gosh you are talented and I can only hope to express myself the same way when I start a family.

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 30, 2012

      Thank you miss T.

  7. Live Well Simply
    July 27, 2012

    Congrats on the new member of the family! You've inspired me to do the same.
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    • URFinanceSimple
      July 27, 2012

      Thank you.

  8. Camille
    July 27, 2012

    Ok, I cant get enough of this letter…. I'm showing everyone… words cant express, I wish my dad wrote me a letter! tears amazing

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 27, 2012

      Thank you Camille. If I'm still blogging, I'll try to capture his or her reaction and post the reply. On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM, YFS <yourfinancessimplified@gmail.com> wrote: approve

  9. 20's Finances
    July 25, 2012

    Congrats! It is well written and I am happy to see someone else think about their maturity before jumping into a big commitment! Exciting!

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 25, 2012

      Thanks Corey, I appreciate the compliment.On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM, YFS <yourfinancessimplified@gmail.com> wrote: approve

  10. SPF
    July 25, 2012

    Awesome article Dom. I wish I had written something like this prior to lil' SPF joining our world/reality/lives 10 short months ago. You have written all of the things I had been thinking about.

  11. SPF
    July 25, 2012

    Awesome article Dom. I wish I had written something like this prior to lil' SPF joining our world/reality/lives 10 short months ago. You have written all of the things I had been thinking about.
    I remember MJTM doing this a few years back and I really enjoyed his article as well.

    You sound like you are going to be a fantastic father, Dom. The joy the little one will bring to you and your family will be unmeasurable and quite simply the best part of your lives.

    Congrats
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    • URFinanceSimple
      July 25, 2012

      Thanks SPF I appreciate the kind words.

  12. Lena
    July 24, 2012

    Genial! I mean, I really like the idea of this kind of letter, I just love your style! I think your child will be really happy about it when she will read it once… beautiful words, your baby is going to birth to the best place.
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    • URFinanceSimple
      July 24, 2012

      Thank you!

  13. Rachel S
    July 24, 2012

    WOW! Congratulation!!!! A baby is always a real joy!!!

  14. Julie F
    July 23, 2012

    I am so proud of the Browns. Dominique, I so understand where you are coming from. It is wonderful to know that you have grown and your beautiful wife, my hero, played a big part in doing so. It has been a pleasure watching you guys (from a distance as I too was a bit stand-offish) grow and blossom so lovely. You will make a great father because you know what it is to yearn for one. I am so proud of you and Congratulations on the extension of your family, a true powerhouse in the making. Stay Strong and Stay Blessed. :-) I can't wait to see what sorts of things I will have to write to my unborn child when that time arises :-) So elated for you both!

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 23, 2012

      Thank you Julie

  15. Lauren C.
    July 23, 2012

    In tears. Super awesome. Very proud of you cousin, Mr Father-To-Be. Cant wait to meet the little one.

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 23, 2012

      Lauren aww… don't get emotional :-)

  16. retirebyforty
    July 23, 2012

    Congratulation! We waited until we were in our mid 30s to have a baby. I think it's good to be more mature so you can deal with the adversity. A baby is a lot of work and I think many young parents (I mean early 20s) aren't really ready.
    Having a baby will change your world. Congrat!
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    • URFinanceSimple
      July 23, 2012

      Thanks for the well wishes Joe. I agree with you that early 20 somethings probably aren't ready for children.

  17. Dave Hilton
    July 23, 2012

    Such raw emotion! Thank you for sharing such a personal and intimate thing with us.

    My recent post Why Can’t Everyone Communicate Like Me?

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 23, 2012

      Thank you for reading

  18. Jana@DailyMoneyShot
    July 23, 2012

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! If this letter is any indication, you are going to be an incredible father. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

    Second, that announcement is awesome! I love it!

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 23, 2012

      Thanks Jana I hope to can live up to the standards of incredible. Lord knows I'm going to try.

  19. Mslici
    July 23, 2012

    Awesome! Well written, heartfelt, and honest. Congratulations to you both!

    • URFinanceSimple
      July 24, 2012

      Thank you

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