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Baby love, my baby love

The decision to have children, in- or out-of-wedlock, requires serious consideration.  It’s not enough to merely want children, you have to be willing to make the sacrifices necessary to raise healthy children.

  • Are you in a stable, committed relationship?  Will that relationship survive the stress of raising children?
  • Are your finances in order?  Is your debt on a payment schedule?  Have you looked at how much it costs to raise a child?
  • Are you on the same page when it comes to things like parenting schedules, schooling, discipline?
  • Are you ready to change everything from your social life to your work life to accommodate a demanding young life?
  • Are you willing to be the “bad guy” when you’re more concerned about their long-term future than their short-term future?
  • Are you having a child because you want both the joys and the sacrifices that go along with raising children?

Without a doubt, raising children is challenging.  There are no half-measures and you may never feel that you’re doing a good job.  Make sure you’re ready for it.

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