My wife and I have decided to not have children. It is a personal choice and one that we both feel good about. The only problem is the inevitable question "do you have a family?".
Of course I have a freaking family!! I was born. I was raised by my mother and father, grew up with a brother and two sisters, then I got married, so now I have that family, plus a whole bunch of in-laws to boot. But what people mean when they ask "do you have a family?" is actually "do you have children?". This always comes from new acquaintences (new clients, new employees, etc.) and anything I say at that point seems make the situation awkward.
I certainly don't have any regrets about our decision and don't hold anything against those that have chosen to have kids, but I could really use some suggetions on how to answer this question without throwing a wrench in the conversation.