My Mom's Advice
When I was about 10 years old, my mom sat me down and told me "don't ever have kids, they really mess up your life".
Mom always did have a way with words.
She continued...."I love you kids, I really do, but I want you to realize how much having kids really changes your life...and if you decide to have kids....make sure you think for a LONG TIME about how your life will change afterward".
I do love kids, I just enjoy being an Aunt rather than a Mom....my sis & her hubby had 2 (unplanned) kids, which has prompted mom to say that "being a grandmother is MUCH more fun than being a mom".