You don't need to drive a minivan just because you have children if you don't want to.
"There are still people who want a minivan in the interest of making things easier for their children and their family," Teresa said, but for decades it's been a joke — albeit one that has some truth to it — that minivans are "soccer mom" cars. Car brands are now moving toward making their SUVs more accommodating to families so that adults don't have to compromise on the aspects of car buying they cared about before having kids — aesthetics and cool features — but can make sure there's enough space for the whole gang.
A few things to ask yourself as you shop: Are you looking for third-row seating and other qualities some SUVs also possess, or are minivan sliding doors your main necessity? Do you care about the aesthetics of your car more than its features and size?