It isn’t easy being a parent, no matter what you do it seems people will judge you based on their own perceptions. My best advise to being a parent is simply do you best for what your child needs. I had my first child two years ago and it has been a rollercoaster ride ever since. You never forget the day your child is born especially when you get a speeding ticket for rushing to the hospital (and getting profiled by the police for being Hispanic). I’ve been through hell and back for my kid. It’s certainly not for everyone though and my best advise to people who want children is simply “don’t” you’ll never get sleep again! But, if you asked me if I regretted having him? Not a chance, he’s the cutest little clone of me ever!!!