When I was growing up, my mom, who was the second to the youngest in a family of nine children, was fond of two sayings when it came to the topic of having children.
The first saying was, “All kids really need is love.” The second saying was, “God will provide.”
When you are young, your parents influence your thoughts, and what you hear and learn from them becomes your normal.
I did truly believe that all kids really need is love. Now, my husband and I have three kids of our own, and while we love them plenty, that isn’t enough. Unless you have a high paying corporate or professional job, more often the decision as to how many kids to have depends on what kind of financial situation you are willing to have.