Have a Baby, Win a Prize! (Honest)
In my book –The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree– I tell a story about the time when my (by then, married) ex tried to talk me into having a baby with him by offering me lots of money, a live-in nanny, and a new apartment. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t do it.)
It was a crazy proposition, that was attractive for a brief moment. Fortunately, I came to my senses really quickly. I didn’t want a kid (especially with a married guy) and even an appealing offer that would enhance my lifestyle couldn’t talk me into it.
So, I was amused to read an article in New York Magazine about countries around the world that are “incentivizing” their folks to have more babies. In the United States, the fertility rate is at a 90-year low, which means that Americans are not producing enough offspring to maintain the current population. This is true for many other countries, as well. Read more: http://eleanorewells.com/have-a-baby-win-money-and-prizes-whaaaat/