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"I might only have one, but she was hard to get." Parents of one child speak out

"I might only have one, but she was hard to get." Parents of one child speak out

For six years I was mum to an ‘only child’ and I felt very defensive of my family’s right to privacy around why this was. In truth there were a number of reasons why we didn’t simply ‘pop out’ two children in three years. The main one was because we tried and failed for years to conceive successfully; each miscarriage hurting and challenging us, making it harder to keep trying.

As we got older and my first child Toby’s baby stage stretched further into the past, I also began to see that while I still wanted a sibling for him, having one child had many benefits. We had one last try for an elusive second child and low and behold, the pregnancy stuck and we now have two-year-old Leo.

While I wouldn’t change our family for the world, I still relate to parents with one child who feel as if their small family needs constant justification and explanation.

I spoke to two mums-of-one about their journeys to parenthood and some of the reasons why having a smaller family can be a wonderful thing:

Read more here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/single-child-family/

The five types of parent you meet at the playground

The five types of parent you meet at the playground

'It's strange to some': Meet John Elliot and his priceless Star Wars collection

'It's strange to some': Meet John Elliot and his priceless Star Wars collection