Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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There is a significant missing variable. Money.
There are ways to limit expenses, if you are totally handy with repairs, but cruising to Europe for a couple of years will be costly. Adding children and their care and medical expenses will increase that notably. Do you have the financial ammo to choose from any of your scenarios?
If you plan to have kids and wait until your early thirties for your first, it will also be a higher risk pregnancy or potentially harder to conceive.
My conclusion on all matters of when to have kids, when to marry, whether to travel as a kid before starting a career is ........ go exclusively with your gut. You can't be wrong, there is no clear right and wrong. Life will toss curves balls at any plan you try to set in stone anyway.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.