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How old are you?
How old were you when you started having kids?
How old are your kids now?
How old are your friends?

I keep expecting to become friends with some of the mothers at my daughters's various activities, but I'm usually the youngest one there. This seems weird to me, since I'm 30. My three daughters are 8,6 and 4. I was 21 when I had my first.
I have some friends that are 20, some that are 50 and all ages in between. Age doesn't matter as much to me as personality and values. But I'm curious as to the ages of our mamas here on MDC. What about you?
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How old are you? 30
How old were you when you started having kids? 20(was 21 when he was born)
How old are your kids now? 9, 8, 4, 4months
How old are your friends? don't really have any

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I'm 20, i was 18 when my so was born and he's 2 year old now.
I'm the youngest in my friend's circle, so my friends are between the age of 30 to 55 really, mostly becuase of DH who's 40.
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How old are you? 34, i'll be 35 in a couple of months.
How old were you when you started having kids? 23 when i gave birth to my son
How old are your kids now? My son is 11. I'm adopting as well, and may be adopting an 8 yr old soon.
How old are your friends?um, uh...well i dont really have "friends" right now. I mostly hang out with my brother and sister, they are 2.5 and 8 yrs older than me, respectively. But when i lived elsewhere and hung out w/ people from work they were usually about my age or older. I always felt younger than everyone for some reason. Like, not so "grown up"...even the other moms in our former HS group seemed so much more grown up than me. I dunno why!


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How old are you?
I'm 40.

How old were you when you started having kids?
38

How old are your kids now?
6 1/2 months, & 21 months

How old are your friends?
40, 47, 50, 55 (my DH is 53)

Not sure what it all means, or if it means anything at all

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How old are you? 27
How old were you when you started having kids? 19
How old are your kids now? 7, 3, and 1
How old are your friends? Early 20's - mid 50's.

I don't really have close friends because, well, I don't want to I don't have time and I prefer to be alone or with family. The person who comes closest to being a close friend is 47.
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How old are you? 25

How old were you when you started having kids? 24

How old are your kids now? 15 months

How old are your friends? 21-30.

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How old are you? I'm 34

How old were you when you started having kids? I was 21 when I had my daughter

How old are your kids now? Dd is 13 and ds turned 9 today

How old are your friends? I have 3 very close friends...one is 27, one is 37 and one is 34 like me

I may be right in the middle of my friends regarding age but my dd is the oldest of all of our 8 kids in total. I've always found myself to be younger than most of the other parents of my kids friends, its just something I've gotten used to.
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How old are you?
How old were you when you started having kids?
How old are your kids now?
How old are your friends?
Age doesn't matter as much to me as personality and values.
I am 26
I got pg the first time at 22 (married at 22) and finally carried to term the first time when I was 25...but my oldest child (adopted dh's son) was born when I was 18... so he wasn' tmine till I was 22, but he was 3.5yo at the time!
My kids are 7 and 1...buncha miscarriages in there made for the gap. We plan on more as well...
My friends vary...I am friends with some of my mom's friends just because I grew up with them. I have some friends who have kids my son's age--so they are mostly 5-10 years older than me. I also have a few friends my age, but most of their kids are on the younger end (like my baby)

I agree, likemindedness is far more important than age.
I believe that souls are eternal, so I believe that our souls are all ancient...and the reletive ages of our bodies are such a transient (and unimportant) thing. One reason I dislike public school is the way it forces children into age-sorting...that's so unrealistic in the real world!

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everyone who doesn't have many friends! I can be your friend! Having no friends is lonely I find, but I don't really like to be alone much. I love having my friends around me all the time! You can never have too many friends!
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How old are you?
How old were you when you started having kids?
How old are your kids now?
How old are your friends?

I keep expecting to become friends with some of the mothers at my daughters's various activities, but I'm usually the youngest one there. This seems weird to me, since I'm 30. My three daughters are 8,6 and 4. I was 21 when I had my first.
I have some friends that are 20, some that are 50 and all ages in between. Age doesn't matter as much to me as personality and values. But I'm curious as to the ages of our mamas here on MDC. What about you?
It can be really hard to click with the right mamas when you're the youngest.

In my case, I'm usually the mama of the oldest kid, whether or not I'm the oldest mom, in our HS and other groups. That changes the dynamic, since my kids are usually available for set up, clean up, and general kid-type helping throughout parties and events...and having little ones also changes things. Most of my hsing friends have large families, though, so at least our family dynamic isn't too unreal!

I just turned 36 last week, and my kids are (Step Dd) turning 16 tomorrow, 15, 12, 6, 4, and 2.

I'm also of an age where we don't usually ask each other how old we are...for some reason, I only know that one of my girlfriends is 37...I have no clue about the rest of them, or even how old her husband is!

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How old are you? 26
How old were you when you started having kids? 25
How old are your kids now? 9 m
How old are your friends? between 20-40ish

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How old are you?
How old were you when you started having kids?
How old are your kids now?
How old are your friends?

I keep expecting to become friends with some of the mothers at my daughters's various activities, but I'm usually the youngest one there. This seems weird to me, since I'm 30. My three daughters are 8,6 and 4. I was 21 when I had my first.
I have some friends that are 20, some that are 50 and all ages in between. Age doesn't matter as much to me as personality and values. But I'm curious as to the ages of our mamas here on MDC. What about you?
1. I am 34 yrs old
2. I was nearly 31 when my son was born
3. My son will be 4 in May
4. The three closest, 33 + 40 yrs old



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How old are you? 33
How old were you when you started having kids? 31
How old are your kids now? 2.5
How old are your friends? mostly range in age frorm 20-60

I tend to have more in common with older friends.

I'm the odd one out anyhow cause I'm single. Most young moms I know are still into partying and i"m not, and i don't have a sitter if I was. My parents are older, so they can't take my child over night all the time like works for most single parents I know.
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How old are you? 32
How old were you when you started having kids? 19
How old are your kids now?13, 10, 6 and 6 months
How old are your friends? my best ones mid 50s, late 30s, and a couple of 20 yo s
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How old are you? 35, going on 36
How old were you when you started having kids? 27, going on 28
How old are your kids now? Almost 8, 4 and almost 3
How old are your friends?Between 30 and 40
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How old are you? 34
How old were you when you started having kids? 31
How old are your kids now? 3 in may
How old are your friends? about 27-45
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How old are you?
I turn 32 this spring.

How old were you when you started having kids?
I had my first at 15, and my second at 17.

How old are your kids now?
My son is 16 and my daughter is 14.

How old are your friends?
Most of my adult friends are in my age range but a bit older. A few are younger, but not by much. I consider the kids I am close to be my friends as well, so I have lots of young friends of many ages.

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I have some friends that are 20, some that are 50 and all ages in between. Age doesn't matter as much to me as personality and values. But I'm curious as to the ages of our mamas here on MDC. What about you?
Most of my friends have been my friends for a good long time, and I met them either before having kids or when my kids were little. It can be tough to make new friends...and I am a bit hermit like so I naturally don't have tons of opportunities for that. I agree that values and personality are more important than age, but sometimes those things can be connected. It just depends.

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How old are you? 25
How old were you when you started having kids?18
How old are your kids now? almost 7, 4 and 2 1/2 mos

How old are your friends? most are the same age as dh and i, although none of them have kids or are married yet (highschool and college/uni pals
my best friend is my sister, she's 28 and has the same ages of kids as me, cept for my baby, hers isnt due til next oct
We need more mommy friends!

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How Old Are You: 24

How Old Were You When You First Started Having Kids: 23

How Old Are Your Kids: 1 year 1 month

How Old Are Your Friends: Most of my friends are between ages 20-40. Some have kids, some don't and they are all a combination of friends from school, work, and DP's friends. (DP is 32)

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How old are you? 28
How old were you when you started having kids? 26
How old are your kids now? 2
How old are your friends? around the same age, within a few years

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I'm 35 now, and had my first baby at almost 24. My kids are now 11 (12 on the 28th of this month), 8 1/2, 5 1/2, and almost 3 1/2. Most of my friends are pretty close to the same age or older than me.
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How old are you? 29
How old were you when you started having kids? 20
How old are your kids now? 8,6,4,3
How old are your friends? range from 30-45 or so. I'm the youngest around!
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How old are you?
How old were you when you started having kids?
How old are your kids now?
How old are your friends?

I keep expecting to become friends with some of the mothers at my daughters's various activities, but I'm usually the youngest one there. This seems weird to me, since I'm 30. My three daughters are 8,6 and 4. I was 21 when I had my first.
I have some friends that are 20, some that are 50 and all ages in between. Age doesn't matter as much to me as personality and values. But I'm curious as to the ages of our mamas here on MDC. What about you?
I'm 28 ( will be 29 in March)
I had my baby a month before my 28th birthday
My daughter will be one next week!
I am am ALWAYS the youngest mama if i go to "mommy groups" and I haven't found much luck with those...even my prenatal yoga class I felt like a little kid because all the other mama-to-be's were in their late 30s early 40s! What gives? I see lots of young moms on this site but have yet to meet them in real life! It wouldn't be a big deal, except our group of friends are all either newly weds or single, and are just not getting why we can't "keep up" with their lifestyle anymore.... i have become much closer to a few moms in my area in their mid 30s...at this age it really doesn't make a huge difference, but it would be nice if my dh new some more daddys closer to his age (he is just 28, and most of my friends with babies hubands are MUCH older)...

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I am 35
I had DD#1 when I was 21
My 3 girls are 14,7,&28months
My DH is 36 & my closest friends are from 30-40
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I'm 32, almost 33.
I was 29 when I had DD.
My DC are 33 MO and 14 MO.
My DH is 45. My friends vary from early 20s to 50s. I have one friend who is probably 60, but I don't know.

This morning I was walking to work with my backpack on and a construction worker told me that he wished he were 15 again. I said, "Not me." He started guessing my age 16, 18.. I said, "Try 33." Then I thought, what an old creep!
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How old are you? 25.

How old were you when you started having kids? 18.

How old are your kids now? 6, 2, and 6 months.

How old are your friends? 26, 24, and 23. One has two kids and is expecting twins in April, one has two kids, and the other is pregnant with her first.

I live in the deep South where we have our babies young! I'm still usually the youngest by far at DS1's school functions. In fact, one of his best friends in his Kindergarten class is the son of my high school math teacher! Awkward.
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How old are you?
How old were you when you started having kids?
How old are your kids now?
How old are your friends?
I am 34.

I was 27 when I became pregnant with the six year old.

They are 6, 3, 15 months.

My friends are generally in my age group. I don't have time to make lots of new friends, so they are the same group I've been friends with since I was about 18. I consider my sister and brother and parents friends, and we are making friends of my DH's older half-brother and family (brother was adopted into another family.)

I found it very odd when I was one of the younger parents with my first daughter. How can I be a younger parent at 27? But nonetheless I often was. Many parents around me were closer to my parents age. I don't have problems making friends, I simply am a bad friend to have because I'm SO busy that I feel that every moment I have extra belongs to my children. Then I need time to myself. My core group of friends is very forgiving, and have the same issues usually so that is very helpful.

edit to add: I thought I should clarify. I'm not good at making friends really. My friends tend to make me a friend. I've been pretty lucky that way I guess.
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How old are you? 32, will be 33 in a couple of months

How old were you when you started having kids? 27

How old are your kids now? 5 and 2.5

How old are your friends? My age, give or take a year. I pretty much have friends from when I was younger, long before being a mom. They don't live anywhere near me, except for one who is a doctor and doesn't have a ton of free time (she has a son 10 days older than my youngest). Like others, I'm not too great at making friends. I really don't care about ages. It is nice to have kids of similar ages, though.

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I keep expecting to become friends with some of the mothers at my daughters's various activities, but I'm usually the youngest one there. This seems weird to me, since I'm 30. My three daughters are 8,6 and 4. I was 21 when I had my first.
This has been my experience as well. I'm 27. I was 24 when my son was born. I'm by far the youngest mom in my son's preschool group. Quite a few are in their late 40s; one is 50. Most are at least mid-30s. Many of them treat me as if I'm a teenager, which makes me :.

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