Average Age of Moms is Now Older

How old were you when you had your first child? I was 30. Then I was 32 (almost 33) with my second. Apparently that is now older than the average. New stats show the average age of a first-time mom is now 26 years and four months. The new age is attributed to factors like the big drop in teen moms.

Other factors include the fact that many women are also staying in school older and getting married later in life. Many women are just enjoying life before they have kids. We all know how much life changes when you have kids. Besides the expenses, your entire lifestyle does a 180. You and your needs and wants are no longer taking a front seat. I can’t remember the last time I slept till 11 a.m. or binge watched Lifetime movies for an entire afternoon. I can’t remember not knowing the evening lineup of cartoons so that my kids can get some TV time in. These are things that happen when you have kids.

Looking back, I’m glad I waited. It gave me and my husband time to ourselves. It gave us time to take trips to places like Aruba and California. Those types of trips would be a little more difficult these days with two kids in tow (and probably less enjoyable)!

So, did you wait to have kids? If so, are you glad you did?