‘Highly work-focused values and social attitudes among both men and women are strongly associated with lower birth rates in wealthy countries,’ finds a new study.
In 2020, the women we lionize are freezing their eggs until they’re 50 and embracing ‘dog motherhood’ in the meantime. Working with nature instead of against it is a better way.
The nature of the world is to be messed up. The question of whether to bring children into this messed up world is as old as the messed up world itself.
If we view child-rearing as a zero-sum game instead of a growing basket of resources, is it any wonder that bitter criticism of big families is so prevalent in our culture?
It is a good thing for rational dialogue and eventual progress for leaders like Emmanuel Macron to accidentally tell the truth publicly, even if his unforced truth-telling was incomplete.
When people ask me questions or make comments about my five kids, I understand why. Many are asking about a path not taken, or one that they are toying going down, but worry about the unknowns.
Chelsea has her work cut out for her. She’s just one-woman kid against the Trumpkids, which is hardly a fair fight in numerical terms.
Actress Blake Lively says she wants a ‘big family’ like hers and her husband’s. It’s a fabulous goal.
I used to dislike children. Now I’m a father, by choice. Here’s what fatherhood means to me.
Here’s my response to the ever-present implied rhetorical non-question about how to mother seven children.
As family size shrinks, so does the private social safety net, and the opportunities for close, meaningful relationships.
Watch out for rude strangers who get really mad when they learn the size of your family. They might be mobilizing against your mother.
Abortion pushes us to think of children as commodities. Whether their parents want them or not, children are inherently valuable.
If you wait for the perfect time when you have ample amounts of cash and the perfect house, you’ll never have children.
Denigrating mothers of multiple children as brainless and inferior isn’t just misogynistic. Our enthusiastic embrace of low fertility rates is becoming a problem.
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