by Grace aka costofcollege
Among the quotes:
“I would have been a terrible mother because I’m basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children.” — Katharine Hepburn
It should be noted that terminology matters. “Childless” can imply something is lacking while “child-free” can imply choice.
Childless people often face discrimination or pity. Some are happy with their decision, but others feel dissatisfaction or even regret. Sometimes childlessness is a deliberate choice, and sometimes it’s just what happens.
Most Totebaggers have or plan to have children. How did you make your decision about this? Did you always want children, or was that not a priority for you? Do you have regrets? What about your childless friends or relatives? Do you find they are happy about how things turned out? Would you be disappointed if you never had grandchildren?