Diana Oplinger reads a book to her daughter Rachel, 3, in Rachel’s room in their Blaine home.

Do not buy a home with the master bedroom on a different floor to the children’s bedrooms. We did that, not even realizing it would be 
a problem, and as a result we have been sleeping in the guest bedroom for the past four years. The downstairs master suite is 
used only by the pets.” 
Diana Oplinger, Blaine
Diana Oplinger reads a book to her daughter Rachel, 3, in Rachel’s room in their Blaine home. Do not buy a home with the master bedroom on a different floor to the children’s bedrooms. We did that, not even realizing it would be a problem, and as a result we have been sleeping in the guest bedroom for the past four years. The downstairs master suite is used only by the pets.” Diana Oplinger, Blaine PHILIP A. DWYER THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
Diana Oplinger reads a book to her daughter Rachel, 3, in Rachel’s room in their Blaine home. Do not buy a home with the master bedroom on a different floor to the children’s bedrooms. We did that, not even realizing it would be a problem, and as a result we have been sleeping in the guest bedroom for the past four years. The downstairs master suite is used only by the pets.” Diana Oplinger, Blaine PHILIP A. DWYER THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

How to ... Buy a kid-friendly home

July 09, 2007 12:00 AM

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