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Why I’ve Decided To Have Only One Baby

The shock of Ivy’s birth and my subsequent reactions to parenting have scarred me for life. I've decided having only one baby is the right choice for Read...
Justine Cadwell of Role Reboot    |   06.6.18   |   SHARE
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Should We Have A Second Child? Image: Mariah Sharp @MightyMooseArte

Only The Lonely Are Only: Should We Have A Second Child?

Should We Have A Second Child? From the moment the first baby was born, I’d been obsessing about a sibling: When will my period come back? Read...
Amy Klein    |   10.10.17   |   SHARE
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"Selfish" or not, why should I feel pressured or bad about not wanting another baby right now?

Stop Making Me Feel Bad For Only Having One Child (Coming From An Only Child Herself)

"When is there going to be baby number two?" It's a familiar question to those who opt to have an only child. But it's no one else's business whether Read...
Cynthia Lawrence    |   06.23.17   |   SHARE
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I want them to remember love and feeling wanted, always — all of them.

My Son Wants An Only Child; His Reason Breaks My Heart

My six-year-old son got into the car after school and declared he only wanted to have one kid when he grew up. Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   04.7.17   |   SHARE
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This is what works for me. I am happier as a parent of one.

Having One Child Makes Me A Better Mother

I know of people who find one child incredibly challenging and seem to hate the whole experience. And yet they proceed to have another child Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   03.29.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Staci Sheets

First Kid VS Fifth Kid: From Sterilized Pacifiers To "Here, Suck On My Keys."

I'm not saying that I've got this parenting thing nailed, but I am saying that I've done it five times which is worth something. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   01.26.17   |   SHARE
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Here's a baby pic of only-child-me!

Stop Telling Me That I Must Be "One of Those" Types!

“You’re an only child?” Many people say this with a semi-stunned expression, their eyes widening and head tilting, as though they’ve just come eye-to Read...
Jennifer Lea Reynolds    |   10.26.16   |   SHARE
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These well-meaning souls tell me my 2-year-old “needs” a sibling. No, she doesn't. Image: Thinkstock.

In Praise Of The Only Child

I had all my parents' attention, all the time. Yes, it felt a little much at times, but it also made me a great conversationalist. Hanging out around Read...
Vedavati M.    |   05.2.16   |   SHARE
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