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start a family

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstart a familystart a familyFAMILYto have your first baby We’re not ready to start a family yet. start
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start a familyHirsh was a hospital pharmacist who needed to hold down two jobs to save money to start a family.Nadia Comaneci and her husband, Bart Conner, want to start a family.They may have started, or are about to start a family.But then couples began to wait longer before starting families and also began to worry more about money.This is unlikely to deter parents wishing to start a family at a more mature age than usual.Effects on family life probably include contrary tendencies - accelerating or delaying decisions to start families, for example.Though women friends my age were talking about marriage and starting a family, I remained unsure.Many of these women may still start families in their late 20s or 30s.
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