11 Moms Who Will Make Parents Think Twice About Having Kids Close in Age

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Having a first child is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's a game changer that inspires a woman to be a better person and love her little one to no end. It might also inspire her to have another bundle of joy whom she wants to meet sooner rather than later. But there are some perks and some drawbacks to having kiddos who are so close in age to each other. And as many moms will attest, kids who are close in age sometimes means double the stress! 


Many parents make the decision to have their kids back-to-back or close together in age. It's a choice that takes some soul-searching and shouldn't be taken lightly. Because, if a mama thinks her hands were full with one, just wait until she adds another into the mix. Talk about double trouble! We were not prepared! 

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I am a mother who made the choice to have my children close in age. My husband and I, however, didn't realize we would get pregnant when our first child was just 8 months old! Thankfully, we're still alive today to tell the tale, but as these moms will tell our readers, it's not an easy task ... at all.

Here's a look at a few things moms with kids close in age say have been their toughest hurdles to overcome. Although their parenting journey now has a few curveballs, they wouldn't trade their children for the world.

(Me neither.)

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