Updated: Apr 18, 2019
I got married during my last semester of college (the ripe old age of 20) and soon after graduation moved to Oklahoma City with my new husband to start a life. We had our first baby when I was 22 (I know, very young, but an Old Maid in comparison to other women in my southern family). My family hailed from Arkansas-- My grandmother was 17 when she married and around 19 when she had her first child. My mother was 16 when she married and 18 when she had her first child. My sister was 18 when married and 20 when she had her first child. So as you can see, I was comparatively late to the game. My daughter is 27 currently, and although she's starting to wonder what it would be like, she has not made any definite plans (as far as I know )—Karalyn, if you're reading this, call me if you need to tell me something! I am more than ready to help my daughter (or either of my step-daughters) who wish to breastfeed. I’m geeked, actually. I CAN wait for the grandchildren, as I know they aren't ready to be parents yet, but when they are, I'll be around. For now, I'll continue helping the mothers in my community of West Michigan as best I can. It's a sweet gig to get to hold babies every.single.day. Good grandma practice for me!