By Kristyn Schwiep

Evan Rachel Wood and husband Jamie Bell, have welcome their first child into the world.  According to UsMagazine.com, Wood and Bell are parents to a beautiful boy and both the parents and baby are doing well.The couple wed in October 2012 and announced they were expecting in January 2013.  Wood shared a few baby-related tweets, including this sweet tweet from July 6:”How can you be so excited to see someone you have never even met? #preggers.”

How do you know when it’s a good time in your life to have children?

Cupid’s Advice:

The question of whether you are ready or not to start a family can add stress to your life, so how do you know when it’s a good time in your life to have children? Cupid has some advice for you:

1. Goals: Know what each others goals are for the future.  Starting a family is a fun and exciting part of any relationships, but you need to make sure that you and your partner are on the same path.  Discuss your future goals with one another, if everything lines up its safe to say its a good time to start your own family.

2. Careers: Having a baby and a career isn’t impossible, but making sure you have a stable career and time away from work to begin a family.  If you and your partner are both in a good place in your careers and have the time to take off of work, there is no better time than now to have children.

3. Happiness:  Starting a family is a new experience, so you and your partner need to be happy and fully committed to each other before starting a family.  If you and your partner are happy, loving, and supportive and you both are on the same page about your future, having children will only add to your happiness.

How did you know when it was a good time in your life to have children? Share your stories below.