Wednesday, January 14, 2009


A reproductive recession?
For some couples, a shaky economy means putting plans to grow or start a family on hold.
The economy is a leading source of worry for many Americans, with 80 percent saying they feel stress about their personal finances, according to an annual survey released recently by the American Psychological Association. With rising job cuts and home foreclosures, many financially crunched families have decided the time isn't right to have a child, or another child.
That's nuts. As my father once advised me, "Son, if you wait to have children until you can afford to have children, you'll never have children."

We've got six kids. Not six rich kids. But six kids.

1 comment:

  1. I think the question has a different answer when the issue changes from "struggling" to "starving".

    Yet we have to be aware of the converse, too. If we aren't having babies, we place our community, our beliefs, and our nation at risk to those that continue to procreate.