I was recently intrigued by a very active discussion going on in a Facebook group I belong to where a mom posted a question looking for advice about family planning and age gaps between children. Because this is a topic that has been on my mind for a while, I thoroughly enjoyed reading through the dozens of comments and starkly contrasting opinions.
This topic is so relevant in my personal life because Jamie and I have been discussing for a while when the right time would be to make Hadley a big sister, and listening to the varied opinions of family and friends has been more interesting than anything. My two younger siblings and I are only 3.5 years apart total, and though we dealt with more than our fair share of siblings issues growing up, we’re all three really close now. I love being in similar stages of life as them, and I guess I’ve always just imagined that my own children would be close in age as well.
The big helper
Thoughts on close in age
The beauty of a big gap
On waiting just a little bit longer
Let’s hear it! What are your personal thoughts?
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