Benefits of building your relationship before having kids

Laura Dahl, Entrepreneur & Mom, shares advice for couples on the benefits of focusing on building a healthy marriage before starting a family
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Benefits of building your relationship before having kids

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There are so many benefits of being together for a long time before having children. My husband and I were married 13 years before we decided to have a baby. And in fact, it was a joke in the family that when we told them the news, their first reaction was, "Is this a good thing?" Because they thought maybe it would never happen for us. But we always knew we wanted them; we just knew we were selfish, and we knew we needed to have our time and our careers and with ourselves and with each other, and getting to know who we are as a couple and as a unit. And it maybe took us a bit longer than other couples. But we're so happy we had our child and we're so happy we waited. And it turns out we're all comfortably a family unit and it seems as though our baby's been with us forever.

Laura Dahl, Entrepreneur & Mom, shares advice for couples on the benefits of focusing on building a healthy marriage before starting a family

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Laura Dahl

Entrepreneur & Mom

Laura Dahl is a fashion designer and creative director of two brands, Laura Dahl and Wifebeader and the co-founder and editor of the lifestyle website Built by Kids, where she teaches families, caregivers and children “The ABC’s of DIY”.  She thrives in the midst of chaos and feeds off the energy around her, but she always finds balance perched on top of a horse or in a solid Downward Facing Dog position.  She loves hats, a good dance party, and vintage cars. She finds inspiration in people and their cultures and is always eager to hop on a plane. A proud Sin City native, Laura grew up in the ballet studio and is related to Vegas Vick. Halloween is a big holiday in her family and she has plenty of wigs to prove it.

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