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Why I Chose to Have Kids, Against My Feelings

Why I Chose to Have Kids, Against My Feelings

While I longed for marriage for years, I never once dreamed of having kids. First female president of the U.S., sure; mom, no.

Call me strange, but I’ve never been one to “ooh” and “aah” over babies. As a twelve-year-old eager to start earning money, rather than babysitting, I chose to detassle corn and work on a turkey farm (think hard, dirty, physical labor). When I did babysit as a favor for my neighbors in my late twenties, I put the baby’s diaper on backward. More