My co-conspirator on this blog, Nancy Jane Moore, has an interesting post up at Ambling Along Aqueduct about making the choice not to have kids. In part, Nancy writes:
What we all need to do -- regardless of whether we plan to be parents or not -- is to make decisions about what we're going to do with our lives: what kind of work we're going to do, what kind of path we're going to take. We all have dreams and ambitions -- destinies of one kind or another. And children aren't destinies.Nancy, by the way, is an Aqueduct author.
After all, we don't just live to reproduce ourselves.