I was 24.
I was 24.
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19 with my first. I thought I was ready. I was a good Mom but not perfect. Who is at 19?
My second baby came at 31 and my last at 33. I was way more ready for the both of them.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
I was 32. We got married when I was 30, my first, her second. We only had the one and she had her tubes tied when he was born.
I finally gave up on trying to convince her to give it back so I told her she could keep it as a Christmas present.
I got pregnant with our first at age 22. Neither one of us were finished with college. We had gotten married before we knew we were pregnant. Eight months and a couple of weeks later we were parents. In those days they didn't know that antibiotics interfered with birth control pills being effective. But we went on until it happened again two years later when we were both surprised to find I was pregnant with our second. One of us had to get their degree so he continued working and going to school while I took care of the kids and started a cake decorating business from our home. It was a success and brought in a lot of needed revenue. When the kids started school I went back to school and ended up managing a chain of beauty salons for years. When the kids got to be teenagers, I found myself in need to be home more than ever. Something about a teen with too much time on their hands with no parental supervision is a bad equation. So I helped out a salon owner in my area when the owner became ill. I was able to make my own hours, still work behind the chair making 65% commission and 15% retail while getting paid for managing the shop which allowed me to make my own hours and be home when I needed to. Heck my tips alone paid for groceries and everything else put the kids through college and paid for weddings. And I loved it! Making an ugly woman transform into something that could turn heads was awesome. From there I started working for a logistic company in HR. Was there for a half dozen years until our parents needed help. Then I quit my job to take care of them. Hubby was successful in his career in communications. We did good. We have two beautiful children, both now raising families and all are functioning well in society. And we have no regrets in taking care of our parents. It pays to put family first.