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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    You think young people don't say that?

    I totally miss the spontaneity factor! And totally did when I was in my 20s too.

    I mean really...we are making issues here where they don't exist. Missing spontaneity and getting to do whatever you want to is totally natural at any age.

    OH I know young parents say that as well, I do all the time. I was just trying to illustrate to Stacie that her examples could be countered by others experiences. I dont think age has anything to do with happiness, as I stated I think it really has to do with state of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    OH I know young parents say that as well, I do all the time. I was just trying to illustrate to Stacie that her examples could be countered by others experiences. I dont think age has anything to do with happiness, as I stated I think it really has to do with state of mind.
    Oh okay because the way your other post was worded, it sounded like you were trying to say that younger parents are happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    OH I know young parents say that as well, I do all the time. I was just trying to illustrate to Stacie that her examples could be countered by others experiences. I dont think age has anything to do with happiness, as I stated I think it really has to do with state of mind.
    If you reread your post I think you will see that really isn't what you
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    I did not take it that way at all. Stacy's post (IMO) was saying that generally in her experience that older parents are happier. Lisa's post (again IMO) was saying that in her experience it is the opposite.

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    Just reread and my post and it did come across that I think younger parents are happier, I apologize that is not what I meant to say. I think for every reason that one group is happier there is a counter reason that another group is happier. It all comes out to be pretty even in the end.
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    Or we could just conclude that people that have their children in their early 30's (not too early, not too late) are MOST likely to be happiest.

    Still young enough to be most flexible, yet have financial comforts (sitters and time away from kids matter to both a mothers sanity and a couples happiness, as shown in this thread and verified through study after study!), know who they are, and generally have a more stable support system. They are also more likely to be on a first marriage and to stay married.

    Ha I, of course, had my children in my early 30's, and yes, of course I am biased, just like Stacey and Lisa.

    And I am just kidding, after saying that those posts annoyed me. It is funny, though, and personally I do think that both extremes DO tend to be harder than a non extreme, just logically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Or we could just conclude that people that have their children in their early 30's (not too early, not too late) are MOST likely to be happiest.

    Still young enough to be most flexible, yet have financial comforts (sitters and time away from kids matter to both a mothers sanity and a couples happiness, as shown in this thread and verified through study after study!), know who they are, and generally have a more stable support system. They are also more likely to be on a first marriage and to stay married.

    Ha I, of course, had my children in my early 30's, and yes, of course I am biased, just like Stacey and Lisa.

    And I am just kidding, after saying that those posts annoyed me. It is funny, though, and personally I do think that both extremes DO tend to be harder than a non extreme, just logically.
    I will say, while i was not unhappy in my twenties...i sure do like my thirties.

    I think even if i had no kids, i'd enjoy my thirties more than my twenties.

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    I agree Kim. I love being in my 30s. I like how I feel about myself and how I care less about what others think of me.
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    I think it just really depends on where YOU are in your life. Like someone else said, if you are ready and know what you are getting into (and by you I mean both partners) I think you will be happier with kids. I think that the stats skew towards young people being unhappy with kids, because you are more impulsive when you are young and havent necessarily thought things through the same way an older person would. Of course that is a generality, but isnt that how this article is written? Generally, people with better support are happier, generally older parents are happier....etc.

    PS. Why do I always have to spell check 'necessary'? It is seriously the weirdest looking word to me and I cant spell it right to save my life!
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    I love my 30s too. But my pregnancy at 33 was way harder on my body then at 22. I dont know if it was because of my age or because it was my 4th pregnancy
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