It's true, I started my family young. But not TOO young. I was 21 almost 22 when my first son was born. I was 23 when my second son was born. I think that whole experience of having children 15 months apart aged me...midnight feedings, bouncing boys, diapers, etc. That's no lie. But I don't feel old, yet I have a 20 year old and a 19 year old and let's not forget, of course, the 14 year old. Interestingly, I have some friends from high school that seem to have just barely started having babies. They are my age and they have infants or two year olds...I honestly just can't imagine. Here I am close to the "empty nester" stage, I feel young, I feel great, and these friends are just starting out. I have a hard time wrapping my brain around that one.
I'm not sure I would ever do it any differently, but they had their child free time when they were young, but are going to have children at home most likely till they are 60! Then there's me...had them young, and only 4 more years till my youngest goes off to college. Sometimes I wonder who is feeling older....Me, because I have such old kids, or them because they are doing midnight feedings and changing diapers at 43 and 44.
I know there is no right way to do it, but the vain person in me wants to know,