I'm nearly 29 years old, my DS's Dad is nearly 40! We are workers! I would lose my mind on a long weekend because I would get bored and felt I should be working! I worked 6 days a week, 9 months of the year, plus overtime and then 7 days, 3 months of the year plus overtime! We didn't want kids at all. (He already has two).
But my accident/surprise happened and now I can't understand why I never wanted children!
Life is full of sacrifices, compromises and negotiations so if we have to sacrifice our career and negotiate a new/less significant/pleasurable position to bring the bread home then that's what we have to do!
There are thousands of jobs out there that you might not have ever looked at because it's not your forte but you will find something to suit your new lifestyle, if you look outside your comfort zone!
I'm not there yet so I hope I'm not speaking out of turn but that is just me trying to be positive!!!!!