"Oh, how times have changed."  At least that's what our parents and grand-parents keep saying. 

For someone like me...still in my (late)30's, growing a family (wife+2 kiddos), maintaining a career (12+ yrs in real estate), and just having a life...this look at Non-Linear Life Stages doesn't look all that new or strange. Being part of the "younger" generation I've found that the path we take may not be as straight as it was for Grandpa and Grandma, but most of us still want and end up in the same place. A career. A family. A home of our own.