you ready to be a Mummy?
25, 2003 - by Dr. Ashley Lithoe, Sim Bay
web proudly introduces Dr Ashley Lithoe from Sim Parade, with her article
about family planning. You can read more of her articles over at
Hi, my name is Ashley Lithoe.
Iím a self employed mother who helps families for a living. I graduated
from Sim Bay college with a degree to be a doctor. Instead of being a surgeon
I became a family planner. I help families decide when itís best for them
to start a family emotionally and financially. I was a teenage mother so
I know how hard it is. Because of this I run a center, at my house for
teenage mothers who really need some help. I supply them with a bed and
some support until theyíre on their feet again.
article is about deciding when you should start a family. Well in my eyes
there is some choice in when to start a family but not always. Sometimes
you just have a child. You donít think, you just know itís the right time.
But anyway here are some tips and some information about when you should
start a family.
Both parents HAVE to agree.
Both you and youíre partner are parents. A child deserves two parents if
You and your partner have
to be emotionally ready. It has to feel right for both of you otherwise
it could ruin youíre relationship.
You have to be financially
ready. Donít have a child if you live in the dumpster. A child deserves
a home where they are safe and secure.
Make sure your in a stable
relationship. If you and your partner are on rocky ground a child could
split you further apart.
Tell the truth!! If you arenít
prepared for a child tell your partner. If they love you they will accept
My last rule is LOVE AND
CARE. You have to be prepared to love and care for this child. You have
to be prepared to sacrifice partying for parenting. Clubbing for caring.
You both have to be ready for settling down!
I hope this has helped ease
you decision about starting a family. Itís a big decision and not to be
taken likely. My thought though is you canít always plan for a child. A
mother just knows when itís right!