Illustrator Loryn Brantz Offers 7 Responses To Being Asked “When Are You Having Kids?”

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‘Tis the season for visits with relatives, friends, and neighbors. And with them can come awkward conversations, conversations that for countless women (married, partnering, dating, whatevering) inevitably include the question… “When are you having kids?” So in prep for this, two-time Emmy Award-winning illustrator Loryn Brantz came up with 7 brilliant, hilarious, and awesome responses to drop on the well-intentioned or just plain nosy, procreation priers in your life.

1. Deflect the conversation to baby goats.


2. Tell them about your soon to be delivered burrito baby.


3. Gently remind them you’re already a mom.


4. Hush them.


Don’t miss Loryn’s remaining responses in her original BuzzFeed post.

What else you should know about Loryn Brantz

Loryn Brantz is a one-woman force of extraordinary creative talent… animation, illustration, design, prop and puppet building, concept development, art direction and graphic design. Her client list includes HarperCollins, PBS, and Facebook, and she’s currently on staff at BuzzFeed writing and illustrating “about stuff and things.”

Loryn_BrantzLoryn has authored and illustrated two children’s books: Not Just a Dot (Sky Pony Press – September 2014), and Harvey the Child Mime (Hometown 520LLC – 2010), for which she earned the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Best First Picture Book.​ Her third and forthcoming book Feminist Baby, due out in 2017 with Disney-Hyperion, tells the young reader (ages 1 – 3) how she unapologetically likes to live her life in a wildly fun and eye-opening rhyming book.

In 2009 and 2011, Loryn was recognized with Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Costume, Design, and Styling for “Sesame Street.”

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Our huge thanks to this accomplished Woman You Should Know for allowing us to republish her work here.