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Why I'm Not Having More Kids

Because I don’t want to! The end. Kidding! I really thought about ending this blog post here, but I want to elaborate because I think it’s important to share my reasons why.

I became a mom to my amazing daughter, Amelia, 2 ½ years ago. When my husband and I began talking about starting a family, we both agreed that we “only” wanted to have one child. I put only in quotations because there is so much emphasis on families having to have more than one child. I’ve definitely heard this from family, friends, and even from strangers!

Here are some of the reasons why I’ve been told that I have to have another child:

“Because your child needs a sibling.”

“Because you don’t want to put the burden on one child when you get older.”

“Otherwise your “only child” will be a brat.”

“Because it’ll make it easier on you having at least two, they’ll entertain each other.”

Let me dive into these a little…