Why My Biological Clock Is None Of Your Business


Why My Biological Clock Is None Of Your Business

Doing a quick poll on twitter the other week gave me the push to write this post. I just turned 29 last month and in the year leading up to my 30th I wanted to write some more personal posts that I think some of you might be able to relate to. And to be honest these are the kind of posts I enjoy reading on other people’s blogs.

Why My Biological Clock Is None Of Your Business
I couldn’t really think what images to match with this post. So I settled on these ones of me at one of my best friend’s wedding in September. Purely because that’s one of the places conversations like ‘do you have children?’ come up.

I surprised myself when we bought our house. I’d never thought I’d be one of those people that liked to ‘play house.’ From the age of 11 there was just my mum and me at home – and I’ll be honest she used to do pretty much everything around the house. (hi mum!) So when we moved into our house I was surprised to see, I cleaned, I cooked and I made people take their shoes off before walking on my new carpet. (hah) Of course once you have bought your house the inevitable questions that follow certainly did. When are you getting married? Are you taking his name? When are you having children?

When. It seems strange to me to presume that most people are just counting down the days until they have children. It’s not only presumptuous because of the simple fact some people might not want children, but also you don’t know that person’s circumstances. I have friends who’ve struggled to conceive and again to just say when can be insensitive.

‘You’ll feel different when you have your own.’ 

I’ve never thought myself the maternal type. I love my job and I’m very much focused on that for the moment. When new mums bring their newborns to the office, I’m cooing over their tiny clothes rather than the baby. ‘Wanna hold?’ No thanks. Now this is coming across like I don’t like children. That’s not true. I just have a problem with the way society thinks women should behave around children. My boyfriend is much better with kids than I am!

My mum had me when she was 30 – and I guess I always had that age in my head for when I would start my own family. At the moment I’m happy with our set up, to be honest in the near future we are more than likely going to be adding a cat to the family rather than a baby.

So stop. Stop asking me. This is something I’ll do in my own time. 

Why My Biological Clock Is None Of Your Business

Why My Biological Clock Is None Of Your Business

5 responses to “Why My Biological Clock Is None Of Your Business”

  1. Ellenor Marie says:

    All the clap emojis for this post. Love this post!


  2. Ally Dowsing-Reynolds says:

    Love this post Laura. Couldn't agree more xxx

  3. Chelsea Palmer says:

    I hear you!! 100%!!

  4. Deimante Baurinaite says:

    I love this post Laura. It's like do people think that we're not aware of how our own bodies work? x
    Deimante x

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bravo lady! Since getting married I keep getting asked when will babies arrived. But you know what? I need to get of medication and get me well first, this is my priority. People need to stop being so fricking rude.

    Lauren xx – bylaurenjane

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