What did you want to achieve before you started a family?
This could be practical things or just fun things that you wanted to do before having kids. Did you want to get married first? Buy a house? Save up X amount of money? Go to Europe? Did your goals change at all before you had kids (maybe you set some that turned out to be unrealistic?), or did you achieve them all? Whatever your experiences, share them here!
The only ones I have are get married and buy a house. We are getting married in October so that's one down, one to go. I have no idea as to the financial aspect of buying a house (so any tips on this would be welcome!!) so I have no idea how long that will take, but hopefully not more than 5 years. I am 22 right now and hope to be able to start having kids around 25. I think maybe we should add save up a few thousand dollars as well before having kids. I know hospital bills are expensive, and so are kids.