I was wondering how many of you made the decision to NOT have kids? If you did, how have the people in your life handled it? I have found some people (family, friends and strangers) to be down right offended by my decision and I wonder why. I've even been called a coward. I joke about and say that I'm doing my part for the environment...think how much less waste my household produces. Plus I really do believe there are way to many of us on this planet. Also, if you care to share your reasons why you chose to remain childless, I would be interested to read that too. I thought at one time for me it was just too much of an emotional risk to take, but what I think it may have been the lack of control. I love kids (most kids), but I have never been one of those women who lose their minds around babies and say things like, "Oh god that baby is so cute, it makes my uterus hurt." The two times I had a bout of maternal desire, I got a puppy and that took care of it in spades. I guess I believe just because you can doesn't mean you should. Anyway, just thought I would put that out there for you guys and gals to ponder.