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#61 of 91 Old 02-07-2008, 02:54 AM
 
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How old are you?
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How old were you when you started having kids?
I was 18 with my first, 21 with my second.

How old are your kids now?
My kids are 7 1/2 and 5.

How old are your friends?
Most of my friends are within five years of me, either older, younger, or the same age. It's a big group of us that have been friends of years, and there are quite a few ranges in age, from around 21 all the way up into the 30s. Most of my female friends are either pregnant or have kids, and we all started having kids early, mostly between the ages of 16-22. I don't know many "stereotypical" young moms either-most of us just had kids, took care of 'em, and took care of our business. It's funny because about two years ago dh and I moved into a more conservative area of town, and we regularly get *those looks*. Dh is 24, and he looks older than I do, but he's a musician, and looks like it, if you know what I mean. But, you go one town over, and there are plenty of young moms. It's weird, but whatever.

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How old are you?
23

How old were you when you started having kids?
20

How old are your kids now?
My girls are 3 and 6 months

How old are your friends?
a couple around the same age as me, but I seem to get along better with older people. I get bad looks all the time because people thing I'm about 15 with two kids. People are always telling me I look so young and one of these days I'm about to say....you look so old.

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How old are you? 28
How old were you when you started having kids?[I]Gave birth at 27[/I]
How old are your kids now?17 months
How old are your friends?My closest friends are 26-29. DH is 5 years older than I and I consider several of his friends close friends as well, 32-34. We also have a lot of family friends, who are in their mid-fifties to mid-sixties.

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How old are you? 26.5
How old were you when you started having kids? 24.5
How old are your kids now? 2
How old are your friends? Older than me. Usually, around 35-40

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How old are you? 42
How old were you when you started having kids? 39
How old are your kids now? 3 and 5 months
How old are your friends? late 30's...I'm always the oldest,
and that annoys me, just like you, OP. Wish I had some older mamas to kick around with, as I've got questions, just like any young mother would.

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How old are you? 42 turning 43 in March

How old were you when you started having kids? 21

How old are your kids now? 21, 19, 13, EDD 3/9/08

How old are your friends? Mostly early 30's to late 50's. A few in their 20's.
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How old are you? 37, almost 38.

How old were you when you started having kids? 33

How old are your kids now? 4.5

How old are your friends? they range from 23-59 though the majority are in the 35-45 range.
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How old are you? 39
How old were you when you started having kids? 36
How old are your kids now? 2.5 and 9 months
How old are your friends? Between 25 and 45.

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I am 23
I started having kids when I was 20
My boys are 2 and 1 (29 months and 18 months) and I am 21 weeks pregnant with our 3rd baby
My friends are various ages but most are older than me.
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How old are you? 32
How old were you when you started having kids? 24
How old are your kids now? 7, 4, 2, and one in utero
How old are your friends? 25-53 (Dh is 34)

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How old are you? I'm 31, almost 32
How old were you when you started having kids? I was 22 when my oldest was born
How old are your kids now? 3 kids (boys! 9, 3, and 13 months
How old are your friends?
Hmm. My closest girlfriends... 29, 38, 41, 37, 34, 30.... so ranging from just a little younger than I am to ten+ years older.
I have always been friends with older kids though since I was a kid.
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How old are you? 35
How old were you when you started having kids? 28
How old are your kids now? 7 and 3
How old are your friends? Dont have friends

 
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I'm an outlier here.... ;-)

How old are you? 47

How old were you when you started having kids? 41

How old are your kids now? My DDs are 6 and 16 (stepdaughter )

How old are your friends? Most of my friends are probably 30-something through 70-something....
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How old are you? 39
How old were you when you started having kids? 17
How old are your kids now? 19 and 21
How old are your friends? early 30's

My friends from high school have elementary age or younger kids. I had a hard time when my kids were in school finding anyone my age with kids my age. My classmates from high school are just getting out of the toddler years and it is possible for me to be a grandma.
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I'm another oldie!
How old are you? 41
How old were you when you started having kids? 32
How old are your kids now? 9
How old are your friends? 30's to 50's

We're thinking about having another kid now, but we're both a little worried about being so old! (dh is 47)
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How old are you? I'm 28
How old were you when you started having kids? I was 19 when Fiona was born and turned 20 3 months later.
How old are your kids now? Fiona is 8 (9 in April), Eric is 6 and Colleen is 2
How old are your friends? The few friends in real life that I have are about my age. I have some that are older by maybe 5 years and some that are younger by a few years.

Age doesn't seem to matter much now though. I never even think about it unless they act much younger than me. I figured one of my friends was my age and recently found out that she's older. I am friends with a couple of women who were in my sister's class when we were in school. Back then they seemed so young, but now it doesn't matter that they are younger than me.

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How old are you? I'm 30, 31 next month
How old were you when you started having kids? I was 29 and 3 mos
How old are your kids now? Katie is 19 mos
How old are your friends? Most of my friends are old college friends or people I used to work with. Most are between 28-31. I have a few outliers in the upper 30s and one in her 60s. They are pretty evenly split between those that have children and those that do not.
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I am one that has the opposite problem - I am older than all my friends with children. I got pregnant for the first time when I was 32 and I am 35 now. All my friends with kids are just now 30 or younger. I never really thought that 33 was old to give birth, but sometimes I feel that way, lol!

My best girlfriend is 30 and her son is 7. It is not a huge age difference with her, but my friends with children ds's age (almost 2) are in the 24-26 yr range which does seem much younger than me, to me.

Hm. Does that make sense?!
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How old are you? 33
How old were you when you started having kids? 25
How old are your kids now? Amy Dawn would be 8 now and Hope is 5.
How old are your friends? Some are as young as 28 and some moms of 5 year old are surprisingly to me in their 40s.
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How old are you? 32 (33 on April 22nd) I'm amazed by all the super young starters! In my area it seems unusual to have a baby before late 20s/early 30s.

How old were you when you started having kids? 29

How old are your kids now? 3.5

How old are your friends? 30ish to 55ish

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I'm 35
Had my first at 19
Have four children 14, 11 4 and 17mo
I have been the youngest of my group of friends since ds1 was little. Most mums were in their early 30s and I was 10 years younger. Now most of my friends are 40-45 and only a few in their early 30s.
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How old are you? 23, 24 in a couple months
How old were you when you started having kids? I conceived my oldest son on my 18th bday (after many months of trying)
How old are your kids now? 5 and 2
How old are your friends? Mid-20s to mid-40s. Mostly late 20s/early 30s.

I've been the youngest of my friends since I was 16 and moved out on my own (into a house with 18-21 yr. old roommates). My partner is 28. My best friend (since I was 17) is 31.
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How old are you? I'm 54 yo.

How old were you when you started having kids?I was 22 yo when I had my first, and 37 yo when I had my last.

How old are your kids now?My oldest is 32 yo, my middle is going to be 30 in a couple of months and my "baby" is 17 yo.

How old are your friends?Friends? What are they? No seriously, I have a couple of good friends, one I went to school with, and he's my age...and another who became a very good friend 5 years ago and he's 60 yo. When my older two dc were in school, I was good friends with a couple of their friends moms. But most of them were just acquaintences. Now, other that the two I mentioned, my true friends are my kids and my sisters.

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How old are you? 19

How old were you when you started having kids? 14

How old are your kids now? 4 almost 5

How old are your friends? much older moms from ds's pre school class as they have kids in there too. I don't know If I would really call them proper friends like I had in high school, they are just adults who have a kid the same age as mine so we say hi, and chat while taking/picking up our kids type thing.
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How old are you? 29

How old were you when you started having kids? 16 (born 2 wks after I turned 17)

How old are your kids now? 12 & 6

How old are your friends? 27, 32, 33, and I am a homebody so I don't do much hanging out, not a real big socializer. Prefer one on one situations mostly. I would like older and younger friends, but it seems like a lot of people have weird ideas about age groups. I get shunned by older moms and a lot of younger moms. I am a huge nerd I guess.
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How old are you? 37 next week
How old were you when you started having kids?24
How old are your kids now?12, 7 and 3
How old are your friends?late 20's-40's
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How old are you? 37
How old were you when you started having kids?27
How old are your kids now?9 & 7
How old are your friends?Most of them are in their 30s or 40s. The three I am closest to are good mates because we share similar interests/philosphies/hobbies, although they all have children (of varying ages) as well. I've moved long distances a number of times, & so I've had to remake my friend circle a number of times as well. I think it gets harder as you get older.

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How old are you? 26
How old were you when you started having kids? 22
How old are your kids now? almost 4 years, and 16 months.
How old are your friends? Same age, mostly.
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How old are you? 31
How old were you when you started having kids? 23
How old are your kids now? 7, 4, & 12 months
How old are your friends? mid 20's to mid 40's

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I have the same problem. My son is 5 and I'm always by far the youngest Mom in the activities we do like t-ball, or at school.

How Old Are You: 31

How Old Were You When You First Started Having Kids: 26

How Old Are Your Kids: 5 years

How Old Are Your Friends: My friends are 28-34. None of my close friends have any kids, one of the couples we hang out with a lot is pregnant with their first.

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