By Whitney Johnson

It looks like 2017 is going to be an exciting year for Golden Globe-nominated actress Mandy Moore! Not only was her hit NBC series This Is Us recently picked up for two more seasons, but according to the latest celebrity news on EOnline.com, the star is thinking about having children with Taylor Goldsmith, her boyfriend of 18 months — and playing TV mom Rebecca Pearson may have had something to do with it! “I feel like deep down, the soul of who this woman is, I’m familiar with,” the 32-year-old actress revealed at the Elle Women in Television dinner. “I feel a kinship with her. I was most concerned about feeling maternal, not having children myself. But being part of a project like this definitely makes my ovaries start kicking.” So when is she hoping to add a celebrity baby to her family? “I want kids sooner than later,” she added with a smile.

It looks like Mandy Moore’s This Is Us character is rubbing off on her! What are some ways to know you’re ready to bring children into the world?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having a baby is one of the biggest — and best! — decisions you can make. If you, like Moore, are thinking about having kids, consider this advice from Cupid to help you determine if you’re ready to become a parent:

1. You’re in a stable relationship: A baby changes everything, so it’s important to have a loving and supportive partner to help you navigate your new role as a parent. Plus, it’s nice to divvy up the sleepless nights spent taking care of a newborn!

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2. You’re financially ready: Having a child brings so much joy into your life, but it also brings a lot of new expenses. Sit down and look closely at your spending habits and savings account to make sure you can handle the added costs.

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3. You have baby envy: If you can’t stop staring at pregnant women at the grocery store or borrowing your friends’ babies for snuggle sessions, it may be a sign that you’re ready for a little one of your own!

What’s your best advice for knowing if you’re ready to have a baby? Tell us in the comments below!