Trust me when I say most of us childfree women have thought long and hard about our decision not to reproduce. We’ve looked at the pros and the cons and have decided, that for whatever reason, it wouldn’t be fair to ourselves or our potential children to become a mother. We are making one of the biggest, most researched decision of our life. So please stop with your subtle nudges. They really, really hurt.
“But who will take care of you when you’re old?” Anyone who announces their intention not to have children has inevitably been asked this question. Here is my response: **** Who will take care of me when I’m old you ask? Well, if I’m so incapacitated that I can’t do it myself then it will […]
It got me thinking and my initial reasons to never have my own children was due to the over population of the planet. At the time, I thought I would adopt. When, I went through conversion for Judaism, I felt even more pressure to adopt. Until I read a post geared towards childfree Jews saying we can contribute to the next generation by helping out others with their children.