A few weeks ago I received an email from someone whose marriage is great – they’re in love, get along well with their spouse, everything is good – but the spouse has recently decided they want a child. Continue reading “Married, in love, but suddenly one of them wants kids.”
I’m seeing a lot of questions in my stats, recently, that resemble this: “If he doesn’t want kids and I do, should we have them/should I trick him into having them, anyway?” Continue reading ““Should I have a child?””
What the hell are you thinking?
“My wife doesn’t want another baby. Should I poke a hole in the condom/switch out the potent pill with the sugar pill and get her pregnant against her will?”
Would you answer yes to that?
What is wrong with people?
(The blog title was a question I saw in my stats that led someone to my website.)
In a somewhat recent appearance on Fox News, Fox News writer/click-baiter Suzanne Venker was interviewed about one of her columns, Why women still need husbands, in which she seems, at least, to be writing in the interests of men: Continue reading “Suzanne Venker: possibly man’s greatest enemy”
The following comments were posted on the website Real Clear Religion in response to the site’s post “The Very Sad Childfree Life” by Father Robert Barron. I thought I’d copy and paste the comments here, along with my responses, so they’re all in one place for those who have similar objections or misconceptions about the childfree (and, in some cases, parents).
1. “GardnGirl” said:
I hate to put it this way but what’s the use of putting up with a man if you don’t have children to show for it? Continue reading “Responses to Christian objections to the childfree choice”
Last year I was visiting my childhood friend, now a mother, when dinner time arrived. She squirted ketchup onto her daughter’s plate and then her son’s. And then mine. I looked at it.
She immediately recognized her mistake and laughed. She knew I could squirt my own ketchup, she said, but she was just so used to doing it… She apologized (still laughing) for overstepping her role as “mother” by inadvertently mothering me.
This is where many women, such as Kathleen Parker in her recent column “Of pleasure and parenthood,” fail miserably when they say things, as Parker did, like, “it’s hard to know for certain that one doesn’t want children. Many don’t, until they do.” Continue reading “Re: Kathleen Parker’s insulting WaPo column “Of pleasure and parenting””
Recently on Fox and Friends, you said of women who choose not to have children, “Having children means less time for vacations and spin class, where the real meaning in life resides, right? I mean, have you seen anything more selfish, decadent, and stupid?”