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No Kids? How did you fill that kid shaped hole?

The missus and I are working through the decision to procreate or not. She's not so interested, I kinda am. I'm looking for insight and experience from people who chose not to have children, but still care about and like to spend time with kids. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2014 - 30 answers

A question about parenthood from a single, childless guy

I am in my early forties, single and childless. Many of my peers have opted to marry and have babies. I don't see myself joining them any time soon but I'd like to understand them a little better. So what are the aspects of parenthood that single, childless people (men in particular) Just Don't Get? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 1, 2014 - 27 answers

Big 'V' Commemoration Gift

Mr. Fig is in the process of scheduling a vasectomy. I'd like to get him a small thank-you gift for 'taking one for the team' (ie, having surgery so I don't have to), and to commemorate our decision as a couple to remain childless. Basically, I'm looking for the inverse of a Push Present. I need ideas of what to give to him. [more inside]
posted by Fig on May 14, 2014 - 32 answers

Is there any good evidence around the Biological Clock / Baby Clock?

Has there ever been a prospective study tracking how many people who say "I'll definitely never want children" end up changing their minds? Or vice versa? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 7, 2014 - 4 answers

How to talk to my partner about having kids when I don't want them

I know there are some variations on the question of having kids on MeFi, but I have something a little bit different. I am leaning towards not having kids, which my husband says he'd be ok with, but his actions tell me that he really wants them. How can we have a real conversation about this so that we have no regrets? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2013 - 23 answers

Would you let this man coach your kid?

Is it generally acceptable for a childless man to coach youth sports? [more inside]
posted by erloteiel on Jul 8, 2013 - 23 answers

My wife doesn't want kids but I do -- is change of her mind possible?

After 2 years of marriage my wife (age 33) still doesn't want to have children while I (age 35) desperately want ones. Before marriage we have discussed it and she said that she would like to wait "for about a year" before trying for a baby. I agreed. Now she is saying that she isn't ready yet, and won't be ready for another 2 years. I thought that we have an agreement, but I was mistaken. Is it at all possible that she will change her mind, or postponing children for more years is just a stalling tactic on her behalf? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2013 - 64 answers

Third world woman needs consciousness raised

Enlighten me on current state of the art thinking, discourse and vocabulary around gender politics please. Terminally unique details inside. [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 22, 2012 - 31 answers

Babies or no babies?

Is kids vs. no kids always a dealbreaker? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Jan 31, 2012 - 57 answers

What am I now?

I recently became a homemaker without kids, and I'm feeling weird about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2011 - 50 answers

beggars can't be choosers.

i have never had a particular desire to have children, but i think the fact that my not having children will most likely be a matter of circumstance and not choice bothers me more than not ever having children. how do i avoid feelings of regret that the choice is no longer mine to make? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Oct 15, 2010 - 35 answers

Maybe a dingo can has mai babby

I feel really guilty, because of social and family pressure, for not wanting kids. I am sure my guilt over feeling like I want kids is less painful than having a kid I don't really want. Will this feeling of "I'm not an upright citizen because I don't want babies" go away? How can I make it better? How do MeFites without kids (by choice, or not) cope with being asked about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2010 - 51 answers

No Grandchild, Sorry!

How do I handle the demand, "Give me a grandchild?" [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Aug 12, 2010 - 36 answers

What is the proper level of affection in front of children?

I am a childless woman dating a man with children and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2010 - 29 answers

Single and childless: Any regrets in later life?

I am not desperate for relationships (quite the opposite), nor am I trying to run away from them. I am at a stage where I need to really focus on my career and I want to opt out of relationships, possibly for life (being the planner that I am, I need to pick one direction, at least for now- but this is a choice I can easily make for life). Another reason for this decision is that I am really comfortable living single and I don't particularly yearn for children at this point in life. [more inside]
posted by xm on Apr 8, 2010 - 31 answers

Last (wo)man standing

I'm 34, female, and I don't expect to have children. How do I cope with being in the minority? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 - 57 answers

Is the cure baby aspirin? Because I'll take some .

Baby Fever... The biological clock is ticking hard. While I realize it is totally natural, and I know that eventually I want children, how do I calm the hell down? I feel such a huge sadness when I think that it might never happen... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 - 34 answers

how did you feel when you turned 40?

How did you feel when you turned 40? [more inside]
posted by bananaskin on May 24, 2009 - 30 answers

Am I changing my mind or wasting his time?

My partner wants kids, but I've always been opposed to the idea. He's making me question that, though. How do I know if it's a real change of heart? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Older, Married, and Childless? May we hear your story?

Looking for stories of satisfaction or regret from older married couples who decided not to have children. [more inside]
posted by bmosher on Jan 6, 2008 - 21 answers

Famous childless people

Who are the most famous people of recent times that were married but never had (or will have) children?
posted by vizsla on Aug 24, 2006 - 64 answers

Childless and happy?

Can childless couples have fulfilling lives? How do they spend all their free time and money? Is it a lonely existence? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on May 31, 2006 - 54 answers

Seeking Bizarro Genetic Crapshoot Panel

ComicStripFilter: Looking for a specific Bizarro comic panel... [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Feb 18, 2006 - 6 answers

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