Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

What to Say When…

…people ask “aren’t you going to have another child?” First of all, a more important question – why do people feel they can ask such a personal question and then press their less-than-subtle opinion on us?   If you are the parent of an only child, you have heard the question before.  It is easier […]

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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Only Child Discussion Forums

I have been stymied over the last few years by the utter LACK of websites dedicated to only child parenting and realities of being an only child. NOW I know why – everyone is over at the only child discussion forums. LOL : ) I have spent the afternoon finding some active only child discussion […]

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Missed Opportunity

By K.R. Pinkston “Why do you only have one child? Don’t you know that only children have it harder?” These questions from neighbors and well-meaning friends hurt. They don’t know that I have kept the manufacturers of pregnancy tests in business over the past years. Nevertheless, I do not blame them. After all, my friend […]

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Monday, January 26th, 2009

Not by My Choice but By God’s Will

by Karen Wilson-Dooley This week, I will turn 49 years old – just one year shy of the big 5-0! My one-and-only child Andrea will turn 29 a week later, and next year she will also observe a milestone birthday. I imagine that we will either join together to celebrate life or commiserate with each […]

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Only Child Success Story #1

This story was submitted by Anne Clark. Thanks Anne! While having just one child wasn’t my initial plan, it was clearly the Universe’s plan, and I wouldn’t trade our family of three for anything! After 4 years of trying, tests, and treatments, we conceived via assisted insemination with injectable fertility drugs – yea, that was […]

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