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16 Thoughts on “My Childfree Mind

  1. If I ever feel a need to spawn, I just go to a public place like the supermarket and watch the parents deal with their brats. A few minutes of that cures my need.

    But you should go ahead and breed. If you don’t like having a child later, you can always return it.

  2. Robin, you took the words right out of my month. I struggle with this as well, but most of the time I side with not wanting children for a number of reasons, some of which you’ve mentioned. Then I saw this episode of E.R. the other night and was like, hmm…I don’t think I’d want to give childbirth after all. It was stressful just watching, and it’s TV!

  3. I can’t even comment cause I’ll probably cry. Mine was a dual decision. My health issues (depression, anxiety combined with weight and laziness), but then my doc told me that I cannot have kids at all.

    I’m ok with that. And I think long term, it will be better for me and my hubs, our 5 cats, 4 birds and our life goals.

    hell, I KNOW it will be.

    Great post.

    • @bubblewench, yeah i don’t even know if i could if i wanted to. that would be ironic. if i came to a decision to have kids and then found out i couldn’t…that sounds like my life.

  4. I love how I started that as “I can’t even comment…” then totally rambled. Me = fail. LOL! 🙂

  5. Kids aren’t for everyone, and if you’re not ready or undecided, there’s nothin’ wrong with that! I wanted 4, but being divorced kinda put a crimp in that plan – I wasn’t in any position to afford more, so now I just steal my nephews & grandkids. 😉

  6. “This life, right now, feels right and that is all I can ask for.”

    I feel the exact same way. Why rush into having kids when there is so much else to enjoy right now? 🙂

  7. I struggle with this same thing ALL the time. I’m 31 and most of my friends actually don’t have kids, but I think that’s just a generational ‘thing’ and that they will in the next few years.

    I mostly wonder if I could handle it given my issues with depression and anxiet. I teach elementary school, LOVE children (even the difficult ones) and always saw myself having kids, but my anxiety blow up this summer has really thrown me for a loop.
    I feel the same as you…that I might never know for sure what the right answer is. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  8. This is such an honest post on a circling thought process we’ve ALL been through. It’s a tough decision to make, and probably one that will always waiver. I want kids, just don’t have any yet and am loving life without them. I fear not having the choice some day – meaning if I don’t meet the right man or discover fertility issues. At least, in the end, I know I’ll be as happy without kids in the future as I am now. Different situations, but a lot of the same feelings 🙂

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