I'm old enough to post here!
Welcome to the board Karen!
Sounds like us.
I find the They Sayism about older mothers have more wisdom is true; however the less energy isn't happening.
The thing is, I've heard people say they were dreading the teen years and much to their delight their strong willed child FINALLY figured out the difference between defiance and strong willed to make the teen years a happy time.
The "polite societal" response we give as to why we waited so long to start our family is we weren't financially stable and didn't feel comfortable starting our family until things were at least "okay".
Where I live, people have the kids really young.