only children

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
Long Reads
"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
Families
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
Families
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
Voices
Letting go of family hopes is a long road (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

When Firsts Are Lasts: Coping With Secondary Infertility

I know motherhood is hard. Especially new motherhood — those early days are a fog of tears, confusion, and helplessness. But I also know that Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   10.11.16   |   SHARE
Families
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
Families