Parents who have only one child: Are you debating about whether to have more?

Lauren Sandler, a writer working on a book about one-child families, would like to hear about your personal experiences and the questions that arise for you in deciding how many children to have.

Are you concerned about economic circumstances? Managing your time? Your child’s lack of a sibling, if you don’t have another? What would need to change to make the choice easier?

Lauren is an only child who has only one child (a daughter, age 3), and has asked herself similar questions. She would love to hear from you, and is looking for across-the-board examples from around the world: rural and urban, religious and secular, mainstream and counter-cultural, of all races, ethnicities, orientations, education levels, and economic means. It would be especially helpful to hear from members of underreported communities.

You can read her article on the topic in a recent issue of TIME:,8599,2002382,00.html

If you are interested, please contact Lauren at laurensandler[at]

Melanie Mayo-Laakso


Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.

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