Hello again. Actually I have four kids (I know!) - we had sons in 2004, 2006 and 2009, and our daughter was born in 2013. So finally they’re all in school, the first time since November 2004 that we have not had a small child at home. They were the catalyst for me starting trading - I was in law enforcement previously, and when our second was born we had to make a choice, as my work was really not compatible with family life. So we left the city (London), I left work, and retrained in this, with a bit of property on the side.
20 months is a wonderful age, enjoy it. My sister has two daughters, aged 10 months and 30 months, and we almost went for number five they’re so cute!! Four is plenty for us, though. Usually.
It sounds as though your trading has stabilised, which is great. Once you crack it, you have it forever, so great to hear that it is going well.
For my part, I have traded EOD throughout, so I place orders four evenings a week (if there’s a setup) and manage my trades four evenings a week, off the Daily chart (using other TFs for evidence/entries). I am looking back in on the five minute for some intraday trading (risk 20 pips, make 20 pips or more) now that I have time again, but it takes a while to get my eye back in so am not rushing. The EOD stuff can pay the bills while I rediscover my Intraday edge!
Great that you have hit the five year anniversary - in my experience, most who get there stay with it for life.
(And sorry, forgot this bit: it’s always Forex for me, it’s where I started and where I am happy. I ride out the volatility by trading any pair with a trend, as exotic as it gets I’m still there - EOD stuff is less vulnerable to a wide spread than the quicker stuff.)