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Expanding Your Family—If, When, and How

Deciding to Have A(nother) Child, and Ways to Handle It if You Do

It seems like a monumental decision because it is one. You’re thinking about welcoming a new human being into the family and all the responsibility that entails. You’re also considering how an additional child would affect all the various aspects of your workparent life—your workload, your finances, your emotions, your ability to get ahead on the job, and the time you’d have to spend with your oldest, to name just a few. It’s also a private deliberation, it can feel pressured, and much of what you’re mulling over may seem unique to your own situation.

Rather than having you spend any more time stewing, though, or feeling conflicted ...

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