I think having a child only means giving up your goals and aspirations if those goals and aspirations don’t include, “Be a parent.” For many — ideally, those who have given it considerable thought and weighed the consequences — parenting is a key life goal. I’d just like us to reach the point when it’s considered normal for parenting to be considered A goal for some, and not THE inevitable outcome for all.

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Author, THE AGE OF THE CHILD & others. Former adjunct prof & journo. Co-host, ChildfreeGirls series: youtube.com/c/childfreegirls. https://kristenjtsetsi.com

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