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Being Childfree

“Paula, did you hear what your daughter just said!?” My grandmother yelled across the kitchen to my mother in a scandalized voice. “Yeah, she doesn’t want to have kids,” my mom responded, unfazed, “I’ve always known that. She can have dogs if she wants.” I still remember this conversation with my grandmother plain as day. I don’t remember what exactly brought it up, perhaps it … Continue reading Being Childfree