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Monday, 29 April 2013

Found this short letter on the choice to have children.  The problem is that very, very rarely does anyone make the decision for purely financial reasons.  In fact, I can think of no coaching client who has come to me for whom finance was the main reasons they were struggling to make the decision.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/letters/children-a-choice-685052/

Monday, 15 April 2013

On not being a parent

This weekend in the Guardian,  Ruth Wishart talked about the decision she and her husband made not to be parents.  Her story is a more difficult one for some readers of this blog as she did feel some sadness at not having had children.  And yet, despite this, the writer reflects on the many positive and rich aspects of her life.  For this writer, the death of her husband at a relatively early age (in his 50's), did trigger feelings of sadness that they hadn't become parents. It is a beautiful piece and I wanted to share it with people who read this blog.  But with the caveat that this is just one woman's story.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/13/we-could-have-been-parents

Friday, 12 April 2013

Changing priorities

Here is a young women's perspective on the decision to have children or not.  She points to the change nature of how women are viewing marriage and children - as I have always said, this is a very contemporary dilemma!

http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/marriage-and-children-are-no-longer/

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Adopting a child as a single mom

This article 'Adopting a Baby from China' appeared in the Guardian weekend magazine. 

I think it is a great personal look at the issue from a woman who decided as a single person that she did want to adopt.  Some of my clients are women who have found themselves in relationships with men who do not want children and have split up with them because of this.  Although this is a painful and difficult situation, articles like this help show that there are options for women who are willing to go it on their own as a parent.