Kelly Pickler, who has been married to Kyle Jacobs since New Year’s, isn’t in any hurry to have children.  “I don’t know what’s gotten into these kids where they feel like they have got to have a baby because their friend has one or whatever,” said Pickler, according to People. The 25-year-old star realizes that she and her partner are in a stable relationship and that being a parent is a big responsibility.  At the moment, the couple simply aren’t ready to take that next step.

How do you handle the pressure of having children right after you get married?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being a parent is probably one of the most demanding jobs out there and can be especially tough if you’re a newlywed.  Cupid has some tips of how to lessen the pressure:

1. Be patient: Yes, parenting can be very stressful, but refrain from that urge to take your anger out on your partner.  Remind yourself that you can complete that seemingly never-ending list of tasks, as long as you take everything step-by-step.

2. Keep up the romance: Having a baby means being more responsible, but it surely doesn’t mean you have to be serious all the time.  Keep those rosy-colored glasses out and sustain your romantic life by continuing to go on dates with your partner and having fun as a couple.

3. Relax: Don’t be afraid to indulge in some alone time and do whatever makes you feel good, whether that’s reading your favorite magazine, taking a bubble bath or taking a yoga class.  It’s important that you take the time to regain your energy if you want to be at the top of your game.

What are some things you can do as a newlywed parent to ward off the pressure?  Share your comments below.