- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
Somehow I voted yes when I meant no. Durrrr.
To me it’d be kind of middle of the road. Not YOUNG, but not “old” either. Most of my friends and family had kids a little older (early 30s), but I think of a young mom as being <25.
I would say you’re ‘young’ as a person at 27 but not necissarily young as a parent. If you consider there’s a lot of mums at the age of 16-18 then 27 isn’t young in comparison.
Every situation is different but if the generalization had to be made: under 21 is very young. 21-24 is young. 24-32 is normal.
I think it’s pretty middle of the road. Most of my friends have waited to have kids (I’m 28) so to me, a young mom would be early 20’s.
I voted yes. I don’t feel that its “too young”, but I consider a 27 year old mom to be a young mom. I don’t mean this in a bad way. But I’m very close to that age, and I like to think of myself as young.
I’m hoping to be done by the time I’m 30, so I think 27 is a great age to start having kids
Depends where you are. I’m 28 and not ready to have a kid, so yeah, I think it’s fairly young. Most of my friends aren’t even married yet, though. It’s not ridiculously young in general.
@MissGeeBee: I voted no- because my son was born when I was 27. But I don’t really think there is a yes or no answer to this question. It’s when you’re ready– relationship wise, career wise, etc……
Most of my friends started having kids when there were a lot younger- but they were married, and have lots of kids (one of my friends has SEVEN kids!)
People who are career driven will probably be more likely to say 27 is young. People who more driven by family will likely say no. In no way do I mean that people who are career driven are less “family driven”- I just mean some people are more focused on having children than having a career- so naturally they’d be ready earlier.
Definitely not in my neck of the woods. Half my friends have kids and I’m not quite 23. I consider 24/25 and up to be ideal timing in perfect situations, but of course, how often does life go exactly as you plan it?
No, definitely not young. I don’t think it’s “old” but it’s definitely older. I’m 28, and have yet to start trying. I always wanted to start having kids by 25, so for me personally at 28, I’m feeling old to start having kids. Almost all of friends have already finished having kids. :/
It’s young, but I wouldn’t classify it as too young. I am currently 27 and not even close to being ready to procreate, so that was my justification. Being a young mom isn’t a bad thing, though, especially when it comes to having enough energy to raise a kid.
I will be 27 by the time my little one comes, and I feel like its just about the perfect age for me! And I think I want to wait at least 4 years until I do it again.
I´m 26 – and I’m actually starting too see a ‘babyboom’ on my FB much to my surprise! I think 27 is a good age to have kids if you’re ready (I don’t think 21 is a good age, even if you are ready – I think a little more life experience serves you well before parenting). Depending on education and where you live, it might be early or late according to statistics, so whatever. Do what’s right for you 😀 Personally I’d prefer 28-29 but it wouldn’t be a tradgedy if I’d fall pregnant before that at this point in my life (financially stable, in a good relationship, plans to marry – the important stuff.)