COUPLE MULLING WHETHER TO ‘TAKE THE PLUNGE’ AND HAVE KIDS FOCUS ON THE FAMILY Question: Do kids really change your life -- and your marriage -- as much as people claim they do? My spouse and I have been thinking about starting a family, but we’re nervous about “taking the plunge.” Jim: The short answer is yes. Children will change your life.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!