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Choosing to be child free

Choosing to be child free

Update: 2024-06-07
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Yvonne was on a bus on a trip to Europe when she had a realisation. There’s more to life than having kids, she thought – I could travel the world.

She made that decision at twenty, and now she’s 64 she’s never doubted her choice. She tells Namulanta about her relief at missing out on some of the challenges of parenting, why things are harder now her friends are having grandchildren, and how she’d advise other people who are wondering whether to have kids or not.

Letter writer: Yvonne

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Choosing to be child free

Choosing to be child free

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