I was hoping to hear from other mums who have decided to stop at only one child for whatever reason and have felt endlessly judged by others and pressured to change their mind and how they've dealt with it.
I am constantly being told it's the wrong thing to do for my child since all kids need siblings and that she'll grow up lonely or spoilt, but the truth is I believe one child is really all I can handle. I've found the adjustment to parenthood really hard and unfortunately am surrounded by people who are 'blissed out' on motherhood and like to put me in the category of being 'non maternal' which feels like the worst kind of insult, it implies a coldness don't you think? I even had one person say they judge how people are coping with motherhood based on how many children they have, clearly implying I wasn't cutting it!
The 'mothers judging mothers' part of joining the ranks of parenthood bothers me endlessly and I would like to know how you shake it off.