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No Babies For Me or Cameron Diaz

For years I have expressed my feelings on not wanting children and it has been a hard concept for a lot of people to grasp.

I always hear “Oh you will change your mind” or “wait until you meet that special person” or “but you would make a great mom”…

At 30, I have met the special person in my life and am going to marry him in less than 2 months and still have no desire to have children…and those that said I would make a great mom….ummmm hello! Have you seen these pics that kids drew on Buzzfeed and other sites?

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Yea that would be what my child would draw!

Obviously I’m kidding…not about the drawing THAT WOULD BE MY KID…but about not being a great mom. I would be…But I don’t have that desire.

I know it confuses people when they see my relationship with Joey & Keegan Benton or with my future nephew Eli because I love them so much and want to be around them and play with them and get so excited when we are together, but loving them doesn’t mean I want my own. I want to spoil them…and love them…and give them lots of candy…and then give them back.

The reason I’m even addressing this issue the day before 4th of July Weekend and not writing a blog about The Importance of Infusing Vodka into a Watermelon on America’s Birthday or How to Properly Accessorize with Red, White, & Blue items from the Dollar Section at Target is because today I read an article in Esquire (by way of People.com) where Cameron Diaz opened up about not wanting children and loved one of the things she said.

“To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for – I didn’t take that on. … A baby – that’s all day, every day for 18 years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother.”

For other women that don’t want children…You’re not alone. Sometimes it’s worth getting on a soapbox and defending your stance and feelings to those that make condescending remarks about how you are selfish, and sometimes it’s easier to take Robert Downey Jr.’s advice.

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As I was finishing writing this and about to hit Publish, Peter Abrahams, the Publisher for DC Magazine, came into the studio. I told him about what I was writing…at which point he chuckled and told me to sign the Blog “Never Say Never”. What did I do? Smile…and nod.

I’m not saying NEVER because it’s true, people change, BUT I’m 99.99999999999999999999999999999% sure that part of me will not.

If it does, that’s ok too.

 

XOXO

Baby Free Brooke

 

 

Well let's see, Don't think I could live without Bacon, BritneySpears, Hair Extensions, Hallmark,& Ketchup. OH & wine. So I usually post about those things