- 6 years ago
Hello fellow CFBC Bees!
I keep seeing posts here and elsewhere about ladies/couples being on the fence about whether they want kids or want to be CFBC. So, I thought it’d be nice to share some useful resources that may help aid their decision-making process!
Before my husband and I decided to become CFBC, I went through a rough fence sitting. I spent lots of time reading articles, talking to other fence sitters, and just really thinking about all my options and their repurcussions. In all honesty, I felt like a weirdo for not knowing if I wanted kids or not. Everyone else seemed so sure either way, and here I was stuck in the middle with my tail between my legs. Boo.
Well, everything turned out for the best, as we know. 😉 So, I thought I’d share some online articles/resources that really helped me sort things out. Please feel free to add any advice or good reads or other such helpful things in the comments section below.
NOTE: This thread is for the support and assistance of people who are on the fence. Please, no bashing of or rude remarks towards the CFBC, those who are fence sitting, people who are TTC, parents … or really anyone in general. You know who you are. If you can’t play nice and be constructive, then this is not the place for you. Thank you. 🙂
These two articles are great for general fence sitting info: http://cupofjo.com/2012/03/motherhood-mondays-one-woman-asks-im-not-sure-if-i-want-kids-or-not-how-do-you-decide/
This article was specifcally comforting to me as a Christian: http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2013/september/fruitful-callings-of-childless-by-choice.html?paging=off
A great CNN broadcast about the CFBC world, discussed from both ends of things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWye22dnHps&feature=share