There's some interesting points in this article about how having kids isn't necessarily an automatic key to eternal happiness but I do wonder about the world we live in sometimes. We're getting very reliant on looking outwards to make ourselves happy when really it should come from within - if you're relying on other people to make you happy, then you're dependent on something that's not necessarily constant and what about when it goes away?
Also, I totally respect other people's right not to have children, god knows there are enough neglected children in this world and we don't need to add to the number. But having kids for me has been a (surprisingly) enjoyable and fulfilling experience. I like being a mum and I like to think I've got rather good at it, we've all learned together to make a happy family.
What does everyone else think? The article's a bit long but totally worth the read.