another_baby_inside.jpgBeing a parent is equal parts rewarding and frustrating. Even with the sleepless nights and the responsibilities that come with raising a child, nothing comes close to the joy of motherhood. You already have a little one to take care of and nurture; however, you feel like you're ready for another baby. But does your husband feel the same?

You and your hubby have to set aside a specific time to discuss this issue. Remember that whatever decision you make affects your entire family. State your agenda from the beginning and encourage him to think about his feelings about the issue as well. To make it easier for you, here are some things you should do before deciding to have another child.

For more advice on discussing delicate issues with your husband, check out these FN articles:

(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family section as "Keep It Real" in May 2008; flashbox image by cscott2006 via Flickr Creative Commons; adapted for use in Female Network)

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