Girl Talk – Baby Fever

As women, I think we are the target of a LOT of expectations when it comes to babies and children.

If a woman doesn’t want to have children, there’s automatically a question that pops up in everyone’s head. “Why not?” Which is a completely valid question, but then if the answer is anything other than “Well, maybe one day…I don’t know,” then everyone tends to stare at you like you’re a heartless monster. If you aren’t someone who wants kids, I think it’s important that you aren’t automatically judged for it. Some people just aren’t interested in the thought of kids. You shouldn’t feel the need to lie about possibly maybe wanting them down the road when you very well know that kids are not in your future.

I’ve always wanted children, but I can definitely see how they could be a negative thought for certain people. After all, they are definitely a HUGE time commitment and cost a lot of money. If you want kids, you need to be 100% sure and committed to the idea.

On the flip side, woman also get judged when they do have baby fever. If we freak out a little when we see a cute baby, when we talk about “Well if MY kid did that I would…” or when we can’t get over how ADORABLE those cute little baby Converse are!

It’s perfectly okay for us to love babies and want to be around kids. Some of us just have a higher maternal instinct than others! Or we might just appreciate the innocence of babies and it’s relaxing to be around. Either way, we shouldn’t be judged or called “obsessed” for liking babies or baby things.

So whether you fit into the baby fever category, or not so much category, you shouldn’t have to justify your thoughts on children!

Do you guys have any experience with either of these judgements? I’d love to hear in the comments! Or just feel to discuss your thoughts. I love hearing your guys’ input! After all, this is my Girl Talk series, so I love when we can talk and discuss issues that are affecting females.

If you are interested, check out my other posts and leave a comment on those! They may be older, but they are in no way off limits! Check them all out HERE!

If you have any sort of suggestion for a topic for next time, feel free to leave a comment, or email me at ablissfullife@gmail.com šŸ™‚

Thank you!

-Hannah

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11 thoughts on “Girl Talk – Baby Fever

  1. You are completely right! I fit in the not so much cathegory. I mean, I might have kids, who knows? But the thought of pregnancy and giving birth kind of freaks me out. Not to mention the huge sacrifices I’d be willing to make for my children and like u said, its a big time and money commitment. and my mom always says when i tell her i dont want children “Don’t say that!! God forbid, you’ll change your mind later”. I mean i might… But why would be not wanting any be so dramatic u know?

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  2. Oh goodness, you have no idea how much I needed to read this. I’m definitely in the “I really want a baby” category. And as much as I didn’t want to post this, I very well could be having one very soon. But I don’t know yet. But I really really needed to read this so thank you so much. šŸ™‚ (I’m sure that made no sense and I’m so sorry haha)

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  3. I love kids! But just the thought of trying to keep one must be really hard. But maybe one day (i think some people are like that as said on this post)šŸ˜€

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  4. Yeah like of course kids always seem like they are really far in the future so it is POSSIBLE people could change their minds! But I definitely agree, if someone doesn’t want kids, it shouldn’t be a big deal! It’s not like you hate kids or anything! xD

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  5. Yeah having kids is definitely something that needs a lot of thought and preparation beforehand. That’s me personally though. There’s a lot of people I know who had children without planning for them and they turned out perfectly fine! I’m just a control freak and I can just feel the stress of having a kid without me being prepared 100%!

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