Cupid's Pulse Article: Lamar Odom Says Khloe Kardashian Has Maternal InstinctsCupid's Pulse Article: Lamar Odom Says Khloe Kardashian Has Maternal Instincts

It’s usually Mommy’s maternal clock that ticks at a certain age, but that’s not the case with Khloe Kardashian and NBA star husband, Lamar Odom.  This time, it’s Daddy who’s itching for a baby.  Odom believes Kardashian would make a great mother to their potential child, and he should know; he’s her test drive!  “She takes care of me, and I’m a pretty big baby,” the 31 year-old Lakers star told People.  Aside from Odom, however, Kardashian has had a bit of child mothering experience in the past.  “It’s her natural instinct,” said Odom.  “She used to take care of her two younger sisters.  She’s gonna be great.  I can’t wait until the day when we can share that moment when she gives birth to our child.”

How do you know if your partner is cut out to be a parent?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes, when caught up in love, we think our partners are perfect for everything, even parenting.  But how can you tell if your mate will be a phenomenal parent?  Cupid has some quick tips:

1. Surrounding relationships: Chances are that how your partner treats you, his or her siblings, and his or her parents is an almost accurate representation of how your partner will treat your child. Keep an eye out for these things.

2. Responsibility, responsibility, responsibility: Make sure that before you make any baby plans, you see a consistent sense of responsibility coming from almost all of your partner’s actions. It’s by far the most important quality for a potential parent to possess.

3. Is money a sticky situation?: If your partner is always carelessly spending money, or is the opposite and is severely frugal, take that into account when you’re thinking about having kids. Children need stable incomes.

What are some potential parenting traits you look out for in your partner?  Share your ideas below.