EP 10 – The Choice Is Yours – Figuring Out the “Perfect” Family Size

Cover Art for Episode 10 of the Swirl and Sip Podcast - The Choice Is Yours - Shara with her son, Sasha with her son

“When are you having a baby?” “When are you having another baby?” “You’ll change your mind.” “You don’t want a bigger family?” If you’re a woman of child-bearing age you’ve heard these questions many, many times. We’ve heard it all too. Right after we were congratulated on getting married came the kids questions. And it can be exhausting.

In this episode, we’re talking all about how we made the decision on what the perfect family size means for us. We talk about everything from how we came to the decision on how many kids to have and why even asking the question needs to just go away. 

What We’re Sipping on This Episode:

Oak Ridge Winery OZV Zinfandel – This Zinfandel is described as having “raspberry and blackberry aromas and flavors [that] are surrounded by subtle and balanced acidity plus soft and pleasing tannins.” Our review – we like it! You know we love a good red and this Zinfandel is a good middle of the road wine. It’s definitely a fruity wine but not a sweet wine! Shara can attest that it does, in fact, pair well with pizza!

About the Episode:

This week Sasha and Shara talk all about how they decided what the perfect family size meant to them. There’s a lot that go into deciding how many kids to have a when the right time to have them is. Planning what “family” mean to you is different for everyone. Coupled with society’s expectations of what the “right” number of children is, they’ve both dealt with lots of questions around their uteruses.

Sasha has been one-and-done since before her son was even a thought and has to constantly field questions from others about when the next baby is coming or how could she not want another kid. Shara, on the other hand, knows she wants more kids but after having her first, that timeline of when has been extended.

The Takeaways:

Long story short – it’s never okay to pry into someone’s baby making decisions. Whether you want one kids, multiple, or none, it’s really no one else business but your own. There are a myriad of reasons how people decide what the right number of children is for them and we have to respect and accept those decisions.

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