ReBlog of Another Contentedly childless woman’s post…

This pretty much sums it up, my difference is once the kids hit 13, I want to experiment with them! And I am fortunate to have siblings with offspring so there have been a few teens and beyond to test theories upon !

You’ll have to read her entire post – which is long – so ya know, only if you have the time/ care 🙂


Sabine Heinlein | Longreads | April 2015 | 16 minutes (3,886 words)

One time, when I was in my early twenties, I shared a hospital room with a mother of many. I had a skin infection that wouldn’t respond to oral medication, and the 50-something-year-old woman had severe, inexplicable hives. Our main topic of conversation revolved around neither of our ailments. It was about my not wanting to have children. She was insistent, which seemed ironic considering her hives flared up whenever her family visited her on Sundays. I eventually compromised with the woman. Okay, I said, I will put off my decision until I reach my thirties. “You are starry-eyed,” she huffed. “You young women want it all. But you can’t have it all!” Maybe, I thought, some of us don’t want it all.

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