Log In Sign Up

Benefits of having one child?

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Done After One LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
March 3rd, 2010, 12:53 PM
Gaby&Emmy'sMama's Avatar aka NZ-Emma
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, NZ
Posts: 56,618
What do you ladies think the benefits are, of just having one child?

Reply With Quote
March 7th, 2010, 05:56 AM
MidgeMadge's Avatar Queen Turd. Bow down.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Albany-ISH, New York
Posts: 33,890
I can easily give Alexis one-on-one attention because there's no sibling needing/wanting attention.. I looove that! I think everything is so calm, there's no fighting (i.e. sibling rivalry), we can afford to give her more because we don't need to split $$ between 2+ kiddos, it's a LOT easier to get a babysitter to watch just 1 child so DH and I can have a date night, and it's easier to travel
Erika & Christiaan (7.27.2004)
.. and our daughter, Alexis..

Reply With Quote
March 15th, 2010, 05:55 AM
youngwoman's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 11,950
Financially, there's a huge benefit. We don't have to split our resources between 2+ children and feel like we're short-changing anyone. Our daughter gets our full focus.

And like Erika said, there's no sibling rivalry, no jealousy of Mom or Dad's attention/affection, etc. We also hope it will make traveling much, much easier too, especially as she gets older and we can take her more places.
Thanks to Kiliki for my super cute siggy!

Reply With Quote
May 8th, 2010, 08:31 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,033

Reply With Quote
November 17th, 2010, 03:58 PM
H1C2's Avatar Life of Love
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: WI
Posts: 3,026
that i know i will be able to give him the life i didnt have as an only. more fufillment in life in general, not having to split myself.
Thank You Chels!!! IMG]http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv330/fishcrzycouple/Chase/Chatty.gif[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
October 20th, 2011, 10:03 PM
Posts: n/a
I agree with everything you ladies all said.

Having one child makes you be available for EVERYTHING, for example, what if you had 2 kids, both in sports and both on different teams. What games would you go to? What practices would you miss? Who would be left out? I want to give my undivided attention to one child and give him everything I never could get. I want to be able to financially support him without needing help, etc. I just think one is perfect.
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0