My Advice to the Woman Contemplating Motherhood


I recently had a conversation with a group of  women about the decision to have children.  One of the women in the group was taking opinions from Moms about having kids.

I was fortunate I think, because I never questioned having children. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a mother. I used to plan out what I would name my kids.  I can remember scribbling down my girl and boy names on my note tote binder. Raven would be my girl and Elton would be my boy.

I clearly remember on my first wedding anniversary waking up with this overwhelming feeling that I wanted a baby. We got a puppy, but the baby fever only swelled and I was holding our baby by our second anniversary.