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Starting a Family

10 Things I Never Thought I'd Say Before Becoming a Parent

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Parents
Chelsey Wilson

I assumed this concept was fairly self explanatory. However, only after many tears and a monumental tantrum was my little man finally able to deal with the disappointment he faced when realizing that what he discovered in his diaper was, and would never be, approved by either Waldorf or his mom as a proper sensory toy.

New Study Estimates The Best Time To Start A Family

LiveScience | Jessica Samakow | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents

More and more couples are postponing having children as they try to balance their careers and other life goals with their desire to have kids. But, at...

Why I'm Not Rushing to Have a Baby (Even Though I Really Want One)

Kira Wyatt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Women
Kira Wyatt

My life is far from perfect and I haven't yet accomplished all that I hope to. Even so, I'm starting to realize that I don't have to be miserable about that... even when life challenges me in unimaginable ways.

City vs. Suburbs: 5 Tradeoffs to Think About When Starting a Family

Lori Rochino | Posted 04.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lori Rochino

The benefits of the suburbs is you get more bang for your buck in terms of living space. Your kids will have room for toys and play dates. Plus you can have your own back yard with a garden and plenty of space to entertain. The cost of living is lower as well.

Wanted: One Sperm Donor -- Must Be Financially Secure

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

A woman I'm friendly with showed me her personal ad. I was surprised to read what she was looking for-- someone who wanted marriage and kids and who was financially secure enough to support her in an upscale lifestyle. Everything was about money, marriage and kids.

The Trigger Shot

Selvaggia | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

The fertility center doesn't have a sperm bank so you need to bring your own. It reminds me of the restaurants where you can bring your own bottle of wine and they charge you a corking fee.

The Question You Should Never Ask A Woman

Mary Kate Sheridan | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Mary Kate Sheridan

Tell me, complete stranger inquiring into my baby-making plans, do you want to hear my deepest fears and concerns about bringing a little one into my life? Even if you did, do you really think I'd want to tell you?

'I Don't Want To Have Children'

Salon | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women

"I was hoping for something more than a baby receptacle." That's what one of my 32-year-old male friends said to explain why he was dating a woman sev...

This Website Encourages Women To Freeze Their Eggs

TIME Healthland | Posted 06.01.2012 | Women

Brigitte Adams has chosen baby names for her future son or daughter. She's already got a copy of Goodnight Moon to read to her unborn child. But that ...

The Great Baby Debate: How Do Children Fit Into the Lives of Young Professionals?

Jennifer Kushell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Kushell

Although I spend most of my time talking about getting ahead in your life and career, for a lot of young professionals, there's a big white elephant in room any time career plans come up: What about starting a family? Whether you're a man or a woman, it's bound to be something you've discussed casually or pondered, if not completely obsessed about for years. Either way, with so many young people starting families or beginning to think about it, I thought I would address the other side of the work-life balance spectrum (and what tends to tip the scales the most): Babies!