When Did You Know You Wanted to Have Kids?
I never wanted to have kids, ever. Until I was on the 3rd date with this really sweet, funny, cute guy I had met. He played peek-a-boo with a little girl in the waiting area of the restaurant. I knew right then that I would have kids, with that man.
MamaSALS added this item on March 13, 2010
MamaSALS commented on March 13, 2010 - We now have one son, 10 months old. I am a stay-at-home Mom, and I love every second of it!
MamaSALS voted on March 13, 2010
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Connie N commented on March 14, 2010 - I knew I wanted to have kids when the nurse asked me "So, do you want the New Year's baby or a tax deduction for this year?" Haha! We actually never talked about whether we wanted kids or not. I wouldn't trade my life as a mother or 2 sons for anything!
Laureen L voted on March 15, 2010
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MommyR voted on April 29, 2011
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Ashley W voted on September 16, 2012
Nix commented on October 2, 2012 - I initially didn't want kids. Once we became financially stable we tried for 3yrs & ended up doing IVF. We have 2 yr old twin girls & then a surprise package came less than a year later and we had our 3rd beautiful baby girl naturally. I adore motherhood!
I always knew I wanted to have kids from childhood! I think I would feel empty if i never had any. I have a 4 year old son and I absolutely fell in love with him once he came into this world! I feel i was destined to be a mom so I cant wait to do it agai
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Lynn E commented on March 13, 2010 - me too
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Tanya S commented on March 13, 2010 - Yep. Always always always.
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Denisha L commented on June 28, 2010 - Hello I am the Regional Director for Benchmark Family Services, a foster/adopt family agency. Have you thought about becoming a foster parent? This wonderful opportunity allows you to temporarily foster children in your home while you receive a substantia
Malinda M voted on July 19, 2010
1ToGo commented on September 2, 2010 - When I found out I was pregnant. THEN I knew. The first one made room for the second one, and those two made me open enough to adopt one more. lol Adopt local, it's harder, but kids here are just as needy as those overseas.
Steph B voted on July 9, 2011
Steph B commented on July 9, 2011 - I was always the neighborhood kid that babysat for everyone or came over to play in the yard with the little kids...I knew I would have kids! I have 6 and want more :)
Laeh G commented on July 11, 2011 - I never thought about not having children. I spent my 19th year pregnant. I went to university later on. I've always loved being a parent. It is a lifelong relationship with each of my children and my grandchildren.
Kim H commented on April 20, 2012 - I didn't know I wanted kids until I held my son the morning after he was born. I became very depressed when I found out I was pregnant. I was so depressed I had to go on medication. I did not want to be a mother. My son is now 1 and I love him so much!
Richard M commented on September 10, 2012 - Parents of children + teenagers seem not to give anything close to a CONSISTENT message to them that having children is natural, the only way how to continue family lineage. Having kids is (rightly) a blessing. Continuity of life is #1 priority and joy.
iv always wanted kids,i am 31 an got four beautyful children,would of had 6 but lost two,i love being a mom xxx
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Kim C commented on March 13, 2010 - I'm the same way, I've always wanted kids! I'm 29 & I have 3 children: 2 boys (8 & 4) & 1 little girl in Heaven (would have been 6 this April). I would like more, but unfortunately it would be too dangerous, so we would like to adopt some day. God bless!
Jen L voted on March 14, 2010
I never wanted to have kids. Even when i was younger and when i was growing up. I was married at one time and even with that i still didnt change my mind. im with someone wonderful im 26 now and im Due Any DAY now with my son and blessed to have him :)
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Happymomof3 commented on March 13, 2010 - Always wanted to have kids. i wanted 2 kids like everyone else had in my small family. My husband had a big family and wanted 3 kids.. We ended up having three kids and I would not change a thing.
Stella W commented on March 13, 2010 - Never wanted kids...grew up with 8 boys. Now I have three fabulous sons, my best friends.
Brigitte L voted on March 13, 2010
Tico&Taco commented on March 13, 2010 - I am 53. At age 18, I had an infection which saturated my falopian tubes w/scar tissue. Was told I would never have children. Stopped using birth control. Married at age 29. 1 yr later, popped up pregnant. 3 years later, pregnant. Is God awesome or what?
Jennicricket commented on April 30, 2010 - Being with the right person makes such a huge difference. I'm divorce in my mid 30's with two teens now, a son and a daughter. I had no inclination to have more kids but met this amazing man with none and would if he wanted them.
Richard M commented on September 10, 2012 - Talk about confusion: You had "no inclination to have more kids" and ... suddenly, due to chance, fate, whatever because of Him, you want a child. What qualities a man has to have to make (adult) woman (and mother of 2 teens) from no inclination to want?
Richard M commented on September 10, 2012 - Talk about confused mind. How one can take ADULT people seriously when even in such fundamentally important thing like having a child, they are so (stubornly, selfishly? shothsightenly? unwisely?) against the idea and after pregnancy they feel blessed?
I never wanted children. I wanted a career, lots of travel and romance. I got pregnant 7 months into my marriage and was devastated. It turned about to be WONDERFUL. In fact, so amazing, that I am a working mom, homeschooling mom and planning baby #4.
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MommyOfthree commented on March 13, 2010 - Not homeschooling yet! I was career minded and didn't know I wanted kids until after I had my first. Now I definately want more.
Pl M voted on March 13, 2010
Kim H commented on April 20, 2012 - Like you I never wanted children. I didn't even want marriage. I reconnected with my high school sweetheart, three weeks later I conceived my son. It was a very difficult preganancy emotionally. God gave me the perfect child for me. God is GREAT!
Richard M commented on September 10, 2012 - What values, priorities, etc. taught you your parents at home? Yes, having career, some (not "lots of") travel (at expense of chopping of your family tree by not having any genetic copy) too, some romance, OK but "never wanted children"? I am sorry.
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I always knew when I wanted to have kids. I had my first daughter when I was 16, and now im having twins! I just got recently married last month also. I was always known for not planning!! Im 29 i wanted to wait a little longer to have children.
Always wanted children, had 1st one ... at 27. Last (of six) at ... 55. My and my (first) wife's youngest siblings had kids before us, we "responsibly" waited to finish college, got a condo, did some foreign travel. But were relieve we can have tthem.
I have all wanted to have a family of my own growing up. I was just waiting for the right person :)
Tina S added this item on September 6, 2012
Richard M commented on September 10, 2012 - What you do while (only?) waiting for that magical "right person"? How you help to increase your chances to meet such right person? Why so many (8 out of 10 divorces filed by women) subsequently find out that he was not in the end the right person?