20 Things Every Woman Should Do Before Having Kids

20 Things to Do Before Having KidsI turned 25 last week. After I got over the shock that, yes, I am officially a quarter century old now, my wheels started turning. Yeah, there's no marriage material man in my life at the moment. For all I know, though, I could meet Prince Charming next week, he'll sweep me off my feet, and in three years time, I'll be pregnant with a kiddo on the way. Yes: I could be just a few years away from getting pregnant. Holy. Shit.

I'll admit it's a little scary. Heck, it's frightening. True statement: Life changes forever the second you have that baby. You lose a whole lot of "me" time and a whole lot of freedom. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, but well, you know what I'm sayin'.

That's why I figured it was about time for a list. A pre-baby list, to be exact. The best part? Without a steady man in my life, I'll have MUCH more time to check this stuff off. Thus I present you with 20 things I want to do before having kid(s).

Yes, the "s" is optional ... for now.

Did you have a pre-kids bucket list?


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LostS... LostSoul88

you can still do most of those with kids. Some of them might be hard but it's possible lol. Doing it all with no kids is much easier. 

nonmember avatar MammaMel

Get SMALLER than your ideal body weight...and MUCH more toned than you need to be...just TRUST ME!

Kelly Marie Attal

I am 25 and im pregnant with my fourth child and happly married. you are missing out. you relize that once you have a family that me time you so call talk about is just a load of rubbish. and its one of the most lonliest times of your life. i have plentyof me time. i take nice hot baths. i have a day out with my cousin to go shopping while the husband stays home. whats sad for you. is i get to have me time and i get to have my family who love me very much and need me and i cant imagen my life wiht out them. and these 20 things you want to do before having a kid some of them can lead you to get into big trouble. at least i will have someone to take care of me when i get old. if god wills for me to get old. but till then i love every moment and cant wait to make my family expand!

Jenn Jabber Hughes

I had a very similar list of things to be done before having children.. comparing to this list the only ones I didn't do were 15,16,17, and 20. She should have added going to the movies.. I haven't gone to see a movie in a theater since my oldest son was an infant..and he is five years old now! My own family never gives me time to have just adult me time and stays a little bit with my kiddos..

Jenn Jabber Hughes

I had a very similar list of things to be done before having children.. comparing to this list the only ones I didn't do were 15,16,17, and 20. She should have added going to the movies.. I haven't gone to see a movie in a theater since my oldest son was an infant..and he is five years old now! My own family never gives me time to have just adult me time and stays a little bit with my kiddos..

nonmember avatar Kristy

I have all of these except Vegas and buy a house. Vegas is at the bottom of my bucket list. I do not have a real desire to go there unless a work related trip or someone pays for me to go. My husband and I will be building a house instead of buying. Most of those items can be done after kids but not as easily.

nonmember avatar blh

I definitely agree with this. I had my son at 21 and I didn't get to live my life. Sure he'll grow up one day but then I'll be...old. I'll always regret having him so young. And speak for yourself kelly. Not all women are baby making machines with no other thought in their head. I was not lonely or unfulfilled at all before I had a kid.

nonmember avatar kiki dogan

Dont talk to soon Kelly...just cos u hav kids...don't neccessarily mean they'll be there to look after you forever. They may realise how much of a limited life u had and want to live even better elsewhere.

There are so many things life has to offer...when I was your agr I already had lived in 4 countries...fluent in three languages ..thats something to pass onto your children.

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