(Forgive me if this is a bit personal) My current plan is to get my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, but I'm a bit scared as to how it will affect me being a wife/mother down the road. I don't want to have kids when I'm in my 30's, and I don't want a nanny raising them. I'm not sure whether I should go for it, or get an M.A in Psych which will limit my career choices but give me time for a family. My question is, how did you ladies balance grad school with getting married and having kids? Is it possible? And if you don't mind sharing, what age did you get married and have kids at? I've heard it's looked down upon if you break the unspoken "no babies before dissertation" rule. TIA!!