By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published May 11, 2008 at 5:07 AM

Plenty of procreators move to the suburbs, but for those of you who choose to raise children in the city, was this a good decision? 

Since it's Mother's Day, we thought we'd ask a mom-related question, however, dads are invited to chime in with their thoughts on whether or not the city of Milwaukee is a good place to raise kids.

Sound-off, Milwaukee, and then call your mother.

Milwaukee proper is a great place to raise kids. I think Brew City offers my kids so many rich experiences that are not available in the suburbs. I appreciate the museums, the schools, the parks and the diversity. In the future, much of a person's success will come from the ability to coexist -- and communicate -- with all different types of people, a skill that is best honed in the city.

Raising kids in Milwaukee is a bad idea. There are more people, crime and violence in the city. Plus, the schools are a lot better in the suburbs. It is a parent's job to protect their kids, and this is difficult to do in the city. I grew up in the suburbs and want my kids to have the same privledges. Or, I did not grow up in the suburbs, but wish that I had.