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I'm Not Having Kids, But It's Not Because I Haven't Met The 'Right Person'

Eimear Singleton | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Eimear Singleton

Life is short; and I, for one, am making choices that make me happy. Making this decision allows me to live my life to the full, and I don't want that to end.

I'm 40 And I Don't Want to Be A Mom. Now What?

The Cut | Posted 02.14.2015 | Women
The Cut

I knew I did not want this motherhood thing, an idea I had, without much thought, signed off on early on as being something I should want. If fate knocked me up, I'd be okay. But if it didn't, that was pretty great also. Maybe greater.

Let's Stop Giving Shit To Women Who Don't Want Kids

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Karen Mangiacotti

The mandate that you must have children to be a "real woman" is completely false, but you are real. How could anyone ever tell you otherwise?

15 Signs You May Not Be Ready For Kids

Megan Morton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

You think only surgeons are capable of pulling a craft fuzzball out of a toddler's nose with tweezers while scanning through the DVR.

There's Nothing Wrong With Not Having Kids! (Do You Want Mine?)

Mike Julianelle | Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Choosing to remain childless doesn't make you a bad person. Judging people for making different choices than you does.

I Never Wanted Kids -- And Then Everything Changed

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I somehow missed the gene that makes people think babies are cute. I hate to say it, but yes -- probably even your baby. And yet, when I reached my late 20s, I realized I needed a baby and started panicking about completing the requisite steps to get there ASAP.

How One Weekend Changed My Feelings About Motherhood

Natacha Hildebrand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Natacha Hildebrand

I fell in love with a boy. And the boy asked me to marry him. And, you guessed it: That boy? He wants kids. To make matters worse, he's the type of guy that you just know will be an amazing father. Well, this really left only one thing for us to do: a test run.

The 'Childfree' Life: The Latest Version of Having It All

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women
Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.

Real self-acceptance, the true liberation, involves acknowledging limitations, not grandiosely denying them. It is true, and should be recognized, that women can be fulfilled with or without children.

Please Stop Asking Me When I'm Going to Have Children

Jill Knapp | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Jill Knapp

Here's my answer. I'm married and my husband and I have no intentions of having children anytime soon. Or possibly at all.

Why I Get Judged More Than Any Working Or Stay At Home Mom

Katie Gard | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women
Katie Gard

Let's talk for a minute about parenthood. Or, more accurately, non-parenthood. I'm talking here about a woman's right to choose. Not her right to choose to stay pregnant, but her right to choose to never get pregnant at all.

I Wanted Kids -- Instead I Got Something Many Women Don't Have

Sue Fagalde Lick | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Sue Fagalde Lick

If you go to the zoo with children, it's going to be all about them. It's pretty much the same with a man. Alone, I can commune with the polar bears all day.

Resisting This Could Cut Your Cancer Risk In Half, Study Says

Posted 12.14.2012 | Black Voices

Those bright eyes and chubby cheeks may be hard to resist, but researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have good reason...

The Loss I'm Not Allowed to Grieve

Melanie Notkin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

A generation ago, women who did not marry and/or have children by age 40 grieved and moved on. But today, with the advancement of assisted reproductive technology, women are no longer given permission to move on.

Pregnancy Rate Drops For Women In This Age Group

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women

By Alex Dobuzinskis June 20 (Reuters) - Pregnancy rates for U.S. women in their early 20s fell nearly 18 percent from 1990 to 2008 and...

Is There Any Rational Reason To Have Children?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Lisa Belkin

...moral tests imply logic, and we are outside that realm when we are talking about...Love...Faith...Children. Would these exist if rationality were the test?

7 Billion Means You Can Stop Asking When I'm Having A Baby

Ashley Lauren Samsa | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Ashley Lauren Samsa

Not long after I got married, I started getting asked The Question. Those of you who have encountered this question in its many forms know that one element is always the same, no matter how it's posed. We are always asked "when," not "if."