After two years of marriage, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton is finally talking babies with Marc Mezvinsky. UsMagazine.com reports that in the September issue of Vogue Clinton shares that starting a family is “certainly something that Marc and I talk a lot about.” But the couple is in no rush. “Marc and I are both working really hard right now, but I think in a couple of years, hopefully . . . literally, God willing. And I hope my mom can wait that long.” Clinton is coincidentally the same age as her mother, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was when she gave birth.
How do you know when it’s the right time to have kids?
After marriage the idea of having kids can be exciting, but you have to make sure you are settled in your life before taking on a whole new adventure. Here’s how to make sure the timing is right:
1. Financially secure: You want your kids to have the best life possible, and if you’re having money problems your child will be negatively affected. Having children is all about love but don’t forget that you also need to be able to support them.
2. You’ve spent enough alone time in your marriage: After your big wedding day, spend at least a couple of months in the honeymoon phase of your marriage. Get to know each other as a married couple and enjoy your intimate alone time before you add a plus one.
3. You know what you’re getting into: The thought of having children can conjure up images of love, playfulness and happiness, but you need to be prepared for all of the difficulties behind the positives. You need to read up on what to expect during pregnancy, how to care for newborns and then some. It would even help to get advice from other families. No one knows exactly what to expect when starting a family, but it’s good to be knowledgeable about the basics.
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