Being that she was just 25 when she gave birth, Hilary Duff is thought of as a "young mom" by most. Yes, there are many women who have babies before then, but by today's standards, for the most part, 25 is considered "young" to be a parent. And Hilary likes it that way. Well, mostly. In a recent interview with Parents, she said that sometimes, she feels sort of lonely, being that she doesn't have many friends her age with babies. She's "at a totally different spot than a lot of [her] friends." But there is a very, very specific upside to being a young mom, as she pointed out.
There isn't that mad dash, oh-my-god-let's-hurry-up-and-have-another-kid-soon pressure.
And that must be nice.
In the interview, Duff stated: "I want to have more kids and I’m looking forward to doing that, but I’m not in any rush. I think sometimes maybe if you start a little later you’re in a hurry to get all the kids you want, and I have a little time to spread that out."
Yes, Hilary, you wise former Disney star, you. Yes.
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I had my baby sort of later on in life. At 33. Not ancient by any means, but definitely not super young. And while I'm certainly not planning a nursery for baby number two any time in the immediate future, I definitely feel some ever-so-faint pressure to have another child sort of soon. Because I'd like to go to my kids' college graduations, you know, sans dentures.
Thing is, I don't necessarily feel like being pregnant again right now. Or having a newborn. And I want to really soak up my daughter when she's a toddler. Yeah, I certainly could wait until she's 3 or 4 to start trying again -- and maybe I will -- but I don't know, like Duff said, there is this slight "pressure", for lack of a better word, to have another baby sooner rather than later.
But, like with everything in life, there are pros and cons to having a baby "young" (and having a baby "old"). I guess the key is to go with what you've got. Because like everyone says, there is never a "right" time to have a child.
Were you an "older" mom? Did or do you feel pressure to have another one soon?
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