Bread Face wrote:
Breadwinner and Breadmaker wrote:
You’re right wrote:
My kids were born when I was 32 & 36. I wish I started earlier.
Same here, I wish I had kids when I was in my 20s.
Both me and my wife have rather demanding careers and delayed having kids until in our mid 30s. I have been both the breadwinner and a stay home dad. Staying home with the kids does not suck, I actually enjoy it quite a bit, for sure more than my wife does.
As other have mentioned, the rate of infertility (and genetic defects) skyrockets with age for men too.
Totally different here.
I had kids at 27, 30, 32. They turned out great but raising them while trying to move up in the world was pretty challenging.
Then I had kids at 54 and 56. It is so much easier this time around. I have no career concerns. Still working but the level of flexibility that I have now is 100x greater and everyone in the household benefits.
Does it bother you that there is a good chance your kids will be fatherless in their teens/early 20s?