8 Moms Share: The Best Thing About Having an Only Child Is…

For a while after our daughter was born, we were convinced she was going to be an only child. Despite pressure from friends and family to have another child, we just weren’t sure. After all, we thought, it won’t be so bad if she has no brothers or sisters – plenty of people grow up as an only child! Though we did end up having a second child and our baby girl now has a little brother who she adores, we know that for one reason or another, plenty of families decide to stick with one child. Here are just eight moms sharing what they love about having an only child. Be sure to also check out 10 Parents Speak Out: The Best Thing About Having More Than One Child!

8 Moms Share: The Best Thing About Having an Only Child Is…

  • No Drama

    No Drama

    “No fighting with siblings and not hearing, ‘Mom, he touched me.’ Also, no hand me downs!” – Teresa Olvera

    Source:D Sharon Pruitt/Flickr

  • Cheaper Fun!

    Cheaper Fun!

    “…admission to any kind of attraction is cheaper & they can bring a friend when you get the ‘family 4 pack’.” – Caitlin Madden

    Source: RockNRollFireSauce/Flickr

  • More for Her

    More for Her

    “I can afford to give her more.” – Jessica Bern

    Source: Vinoth Chandar/Flickr

  • Global Fun

    Global Fun

    “We can travel a whole lot more!” – Ana Flores

    Source: Armando Maynez/Flickr

  • Imaginative Minds

    Imaginative Minds

    “No bickering, no having to buy multiple of things to be ‘fair’, eating out, travel and other entertainment is less expensive, only children are often very good at playing on their own and have great imaginations.” – Melanie Sheridan

    Source: Pipat T./Flickr

  • It's Amazing

    It's Amazing

    “‎…the daily reminder that even though life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan, where you end up can be pretty darned amazing. Oh, and we do less laundry! LOL” – Carrie Ferguson Weir

    Source: Eric Fleming/Flickr

  • More Attention

    More Attention

    “I have more attention to give to her and her special needs.” – Nancy Nally

    Source: Jay Ryness/Flickr

  • Exclusive Love

    Exclusive Love

    “He will never have to ‘worry’ that I love his sibling more than I do him, nor will he have to vie for my attention or love.” – Issa Mas

    Source: Capture Queen/Flickr

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