Hey everyone! First post on TN but I'm coming here from TK so I'm not entirely new, just newly married! We just got back from the honeymoon and I'm here to ask the age old question: when is it right to have kids.
I researched it a lot over the past two years and the best idea I heard so far is aim for grad school if you are going. H and I have one more year of undergrad left then he is going for his MA and I am going for my Ph.D. We both work at Walmart right now.
Financially: admitedly we are not very sound right now but H suffered an injury at work a few months back (due to managers negligence, he fell through the drop ceiling about 12 feet) and is pursuing legal action. We are not banking on making money but lawyer is confident that we will settle on a good figure.
Debt wise we are not bad off, mostly school loans.
Pros of grad school baby: teachers are more forgiving and lenient then career employers (if I waited until I got in my job field), I can spend more time with the baby, summers are still open so more time with baby, by the time I graduate baby will be going into preschool so getting a job is much easier (no babysitter)
Cons: (there are always cons) ability to focus on school and baby. I am a really good student so at worst I will be an average student, which I wouldn't mourn over.
Has anyone else done this? What do you think?