Reason #7: More Babies!

cheaper by the dozen

Continuing with our "Why I Love Being an Early Mama" series...

With more reproductive years ahead of us, "Early Mamas" have a better shot at building the big family we've always wanted. Of course not all of us want such a thing (which we covered a few weeks back), but it's a major perk for those who want that big, cozy, wonderfully chaotic Cheaper-By-A-Dozen/18-and-Counting life.

This actually might be the most popular response I've gotten from all of you, since we have the option to have as little or as many children as we want (biologically speaking, not factoring in health issues or unexpected circumstances). And that option is truly invaluable. We have the time to create the exact family we want — whether that's having four children in a row, 12 children in a row, or a decade of spacing between children. More time = more babies = more love. And what more could you want from life?

Note: I've been collecting all of our reasons that we love being "Early Mamas" in this weekly feature. Do you have a reason? Email or tweet me.

Photo: Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)