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#Teamnokids: Is it a Sin to Not Want Children?

“If God commanded us to ‘be fruitful and multiply’, is it a sin to not have children?”

I was in my early twenties. It was just before Friday night Bible study.

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An AWOC take on “Care”

Last night BBC 1 showed “Care” which told the story of Jenny a single mother and her sister Claire struggling to care for her widowed mother Mary after she has a sudden stroke which leaves her unable to communicate properly and with vascular dementia. 857 more words

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Put These Childless Books on Your Christmas List

Dear friends,

This week I offer two new books that you might want to put on your Christmas list. Both look at the challenges of not having children in a world where everyone else seems to be obsessing over their babies. 586 more words

Team No Kids - 2018

To start off again now that I have a laptop – yay – we’re going to take a quick look at the Team No Kids hashtag. 765 more words

Thinking out loud - "What, to you, are the primary goals of parenting?"

In the most recent Slate Star Codex open thread, OT115, Hoopyfreud asks us:

What, to you, are the primary goals of parenting?

I have come up with a list of 5 things, ranked in order from most to least important to me.

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Why I decided to stay pregnant despite never wanting children...

I have ALWAYS said that I never wanted children. I never wanted to be a mom. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never wanted to give birth. 931 more words

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"I am done marking myself through absence... There are many ways to enjoy a childfree life."

In ‘Notes To Self‘ by Emilie Pine, the author describes her efforts to conceive a child in her late thirties. As usual I flick to the end of the chapter to see if she is successful. 723 more words

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