Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Vow’ Actor Channing Tatum and Wife Plan on Having KidsCupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Vow’ Actor Channing Tatum and Wife Plan on Having Kids

Channing Tatum’s next big project may just be starting a family.  The Vow actor and his wife, actress Jenna Dewan, told that they are opting to have kids at some point in the future.  “We’re married, so it doesn’t get any further than that,” Tatum said.  Although the couple plans to procreate, it won’t be anytime soon, given that the two are busy working on other projects.  Despite having a demanding schedule, the couple manages to keep their marriage fresh by being creative and communicating.  Tatum admits that he loves leaving notes around for his wife to show how much he loves her, while Dewan states they make sure to see each other.  “We have a like a two week rule.  So we see each other every two weeks…If you want to make it work, you make it work.”

How do you know when your relationship is ready for kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.”  That’s how the saying goes, but how do you know when it’s time to have children?  Starting a family is the next big step after tying the knot in your relationship.  Cupid has some tips:

1.  Enjoy each other first:  The first few years of your marriage should be just about you and your lover.  Take romantic vacations to tropical locations, surprise each other with “just because” gifts and go on spontaneous dates and trips.  It’s definitely possible to do this with kids, but it may not be as easy.

2. Practice makes perfect:  Before having a child, babysit for a family member or a friend to get an idea of what to expect if you haven’t been around kids in a long time.  For the animal-loving couple, getting a dog wouldn’t be a bad choice as this can somewhat prepare you for the future as well.

3. You’re both ready:  When you communicate to your spouse that you’re ready to have children and they agree, then you can anxiously start planning for offspring.

How did you know you were ready for kids? Share your thoughts below.