Halle Berry had both her kids after age 40. They are 11 and 5. Is waiting to have kids after 40 the better way to parent? According to Halle, yes. She recently told U.S. Weekly magazine; "You're so much more ready to be a parent after 40 than when you're 20. You know yourself better. You've done a lot of things for yourself, selfishly. When you wait later in life, you can really put your kids forward I think in a more meaningful way."

While I agree with Halle about being "much more ready to be a parent after 40," your BODY is also 20 years older. So let's say you have a kid at 25. When your kid is 10, you're 35 years old. Now let's say you have a kid at 42 ... you'll be 52 when the kid turns 10. Wouldn't you rather have more energy when raising your kids?

BUT, I guess if you time it properly on raising kids after age 40, you'll jump right into retirement as they graduate from high school.