What do you hope to give your children that your parents weren't able to give you?

When we start planning for kids, our minds get bombarded with questions... How do I do this? Will I be an okay mom? Will we be able to afford it? Are we really ready?

And I think we all want to do better with this generation than what was done for us.

I hope to give my children more educational opportunities than I had, within and outside of school (though I plan to homeschool.) I want them to take their interests and let them flourish without the constrictions of public school, or the constraints on information therein.

What about you?

What do you hope to give your children that your parents weren't able to give you?

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    07/29/14
    I hope to give my child(ren) more opportunities in general. I woke up, got myself dressed and fed, went to school, hated it, came home, slept, ate, and then went to bed. Every day. I hated school because I had no motivation and nothing to look forward to; nothing to work towards. So I would want my child(ren) to have something they love (sports, music, etc.) that they can use to stay motivated in life and something they can look forward to.
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      07/29/14
      Cassaundra if I may ask what kind of supplements did you use to conceive ? I am trying to prepare by getting ready to have a lot of information about what to use. I found on baby center and a few other websites that Progesterone cream from the G.N.C stores which only cost me 11.99 plus tax . is a good help in preventing miscarriages. being that I am older in age it is a big risk for me after my tubal reversal and I am already using it you just rub it on your hands and belly twice a day. the site said that one of the number one causes for miscarriage is a hormone that helps a woman carry her baby in the womb. Progesterone but if you are going to a doctor you might want to just ask about it an research it more.
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      08/03/14
      Absolutely! I've recently been coming acorss similar things and am hoping progesterone works this next time! I've never used it, but I actually found some progesterone supplements at the health food store the other day and made a mental note... I had no idea you could get it outside of a doctor.

      As for supplements I used:
      Evening Primrose Oil capsules until ovulation
      Fertilitea (from Amazon) that has Vitex/Chasteberry in it
      And Soy Isoflavones for the first 5 days of my cycle... look up the dosages on those, because there are a few ways you can do it. It's an ever-increasing dose for five days.

      I also took vitamins and gave hubby vitamins too.

      Good luck to you!!! Baby dust!
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        07/30/14
        my parents did there best with what they were given to teach us kids but I really wanted to go to college . Just never felt challenged enough so school got boring for me really fast. At sixteen I was married as my mother hoped I would because for her that was the only good future for a woman. My daughter started getting bored as well . We made a decision to homeschool and she has accelerated in everything. Her reading level in the seventh grade is college level. My oldest homeschooled as well and he is the one in Afghanistan at the moment career Army. My middle boy is an engineer /operator and they have just had their first born this last week.
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          07/30/14
          Homeschooling depends on the coach/ mom and what curriculum you choose, I use Christian learning .
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          I'm a little strange, pretty green, and learning to live life as a wife, future mother, and entrepreneur. Right now, my husband and I are trying for our first after 3.5 years of infertility and 2 losses. Viva la adventure! Join me too at MortalMommy.com!