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I Don’t Want To Be A Parent, Except When I Hear You’re Having A Baby

Even though I know I have no business having a baby, it feels like a door closing on my fingers every time I see it happen to someone else.

At 36 years old, I’m starting to come to terms with the fact that I may never have kids.

I'm 36 And I May Never Have Kids

Mostly, I feel happy with the freedom in my life. I exercise when I want, write, cook, read, and have peace from chaos. I'm 36 and I may never have kids.

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Childfree Women Are Amazing: A Look At My So-Called Selfish Life

The fact that childfree women exist is remarkable, apparently, and people really want to know how we got this way, as untoward and dangerous as we are.

Choosing not to have kids is a choice, just like everything else in life.

The Art Of Navigating A Relationship When You're A Woman Who Doesn't Want Kids

Being a woman who does not want to become a mother is still a bit of a cultural anomaly in 2017.

Our lives are important because we're living them.

On Defending My Right To Not Want What You Want

At some point, it became apparent that there was something else I should want: a baby. It seemed everyone around me expressed a desire for tiny clothes and that distinct newborn smell and a life constructed around the rhythms of a particular kind of family. Yet, that’s not something I want, and it has never been, even when I was 13.

Parents say this is normal, that those fears can be overcome, and that having a family is the most rewarding thing they’ve ever chosen for themselves. However, I still say "no."

6 Reasons I'm Too Afraid To Have Children

I never wanted children. When other little girls were playing with dolls, I played with stuffed animals. Even when I played house, my home was filled with plush puppies.

Not quite a baby.

Why I’m Childfree — But Not By Choice

Whether or not to become a parent — or to try to become a mother — is one of the most defining decisions a woman faces. Yet, for some, it is not a decision her heart makes — it is one that her body makes for her.