I'm 40. Does that make me young in this group?

Melissa - posted on 11/20/2008 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I have 10 kids ages 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and an 8 1/2 month old.

And actually, I'm 40 and a half and proud of it. ;-)

Melissa

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Julie - posted on 02/26/2013

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It makes you YOUNG in age, but OLD in experience! Wow...you should be proud to have all those children @ such a young age :) 40 is Fabulous! 45??? not so much.....lucky for me my 2 boys keep me feeling young, most of the time ;)

Carolyn - posted on 08/21/2012

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Young indeed. I'm 52 with a 6 year old. Late in life surprise, I was never "ready" to have kids. Now I wish I'd started sooner!

Catherine - posted on 07/28/2011

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I just turned 40 in June & have 2 toddlers... I feel old sometimes & my patience gets stretched to the absolute limit.
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Flora - posted on 07/16/2011

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'All i can say is "WOW!, good on you, its great to see that big families arent lost in todays society. And you should be proud of your family and ur self. Im 45 and I have three chn. my youngest being 4yrs old. and I think I am a young mum, because she makes me young with her enthusiasm and energy.. Although I do tire sometimes, she comes out with some funny things that make me feel all good inside and young at heart.. I think age is not an issue when being a mum, as long as you can be there for your children, and keep keen and healthy..

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I just turned 40 and have a 13 month old. You are not alone. You are a very strong/brave woman to have 10 children. I don't know how you do it. I have one and that's a full time job in itself

Shelley - posted on 04/12/2010

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lol I think its does good for you being proud I am almost 43 but I sure do not feel 43 at all my boys are 14,10 & almost 3

Robynn - posted on 04/25/2009

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I am 46. My children are 2, 9, 14, 17, 24, 26, and 27. My grandchildren are 10 months, 5, 5, 7, 7, 8, and 12. I love big families.

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I have a total of 6 -- his (3), mine (1) and ours (2) aging from 19 down to 1 1/2!! I love every minute of it. I closed my business (I like to say I retired LOL) when my first boy came. I can't imagine your houseful... Good for you. Planning any more??

Avril - posted on 12/30/2008

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Congratulations on your wonderful family. I would have so loved more children, but seems it wasn't to be. Suppose looking on the bright side, I still have a couple of years in me yet!

Jennifer - posted on 11/24/2008

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Two is tough sometimes. I think I made it through the first year with two by reminding myself that today is the hardest it will ever be. Tomorrow will be that much easier becasuse they are both just a little bit older and more independent. My youngest just started walking before Halloween. Life is now much easier and more difficult at the same time if that is possible!

Melissa - posted on 11/23/2008

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Well, Jennifer, I'll be 41 in February! And two under three DOES make your hands full. That's always the hardest part of my life. It's so worth it later though. Everyone told me that it would get easier and I didn't believe them, but it does.

FWIW, I thought two was the hardest number of kids I've had.

Jennifer - posted on 11/20/2008

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WOW!!! I'll be 41 in January and have two under three and I thought I had my hands full!



Congratulations on your beautiful family!

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