I Don’t Want to Have Children and That’s OK

I love this article because I am 28 and I do not want to have any kids. I had a great childhood but I just don’t want kids because I like my freedom. I love children in general but I just don’t have the urge to procreate. I never even thought about marriage until two years ago. I want marriage but not kids just pets. ๐Ÿ™‚ And it’s ok because it’s my life!!


I have known that I didnโ€™t want to have kids for a long time. Like, a long time. My determination to eternally keep my womb as empty and barren as the surface of the moon predates the birth of both of Britneyโ€™s babies, the premiere of Gilmore Girls, and the entire existence of nearly-adult human being Elle Fanning.

But I never felt like not wanting kids made up the core of my identity or anything โ€” it was just a thing, like enjoying The X-Files or having an strong aversion to mayonnaise; a small aspect of my overall self. I never felt the need to consult with other women who didnโ€™t want kids because, well, who needs a support group for not liking mayo?

That was, until I hit my 30s โ€” a time when many of my peers were, if not already actively reproducing, at least engaging inโ€ฆ

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