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To My Galentines, With Love

As a 40-something year old woman, I’ve been around for enough years to have enjoyed my share of friendships. Some were short-lived but intense, like the sort made at summer camp when you find your soulmate during orientation and then discover upon returning home that the connection was only meant to last the summer. Others […]

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Biological Clocks: The Magical Mind-Changers of the Childfree?

“I never wanted to have kids since as early as I can remember. I remember when I was twelve I read something about the likelihood of breast cancer being higher for women who don’t have kids. And I was just really annoyed and sad about it so I talked to my mom about it, like […]

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Follow Your Instincts

by Emma Clarkson So, how was your 2017? Absolutely nuts, you say? Madder than a bag of spiders, you say? The worst time of your entire life … but hey, 2018 is gonna be your year – you can just feel it??! I’m certain that almost nobody could truly declare that 2017 was just an […]

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The Most Wonderful {childfree} Time of the Year

Oh, the holidays. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least if Andy Williams is to be believed. It’s also the time when those of us without kids may be more likely to have our lifestyle and life choices questioned as we’re spending time with folks we don’t see on a regular basis. […]

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Becoming Childfree

Our latest Childfree Story comes from Brittany Brolley, a freelance lifestyle and relationship writer. She is an advocate for the childfree lifestyle and blogs about this decision on therinkydinklife.com. Brittany also enjoys traveling with her husband, binge-watching Netflix, and is a little too obsessed with her two Boston Terriers. Becoming Childfree by Brittany Brolley I […]

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As A Childfree Woman, Every Day Is Independence Day

I’ve never been someone who likes to commit to anything too far in advance. In high school I had a boyfriend who always wanted to make plans for the following weekend during the weekend we happened to be enjoying at the moment. I didn’t like feeling pinned down. What if something awesome came up that I […]

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Who Are You Going to Be When You’re Not Supposed to Be Anyone Anymore?*

In the end, I’ll die in solitude, with the bitterness of loneliness. At least that’s what the Pope has predicted for me, a married woman without children. The Pope’s not alone in this sentiment. Who will take care of you when you’re old? Aren’t you worried about dying alone? If I had a nickel for […]

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Recognizing Childfree Families on International Family Day

This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post. This year, the United Nations recognizes its International Day of Families on May 15. The purpose of this special day is to focus on “the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members” and to support families as the “primary educators […]

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There is No Maternal Instinct

This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post. While we give the mothers in our lives their well-deserved thanks and recognition, this Mother’s Day, let’s remember something very important about motherhood: It’s not a given. Not every woman wants to be a mom. Despite our culture’s deeply held belief that women are uniquely wired to want […]

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Do the Childfree Love Differently? by Shelly Volsche

A Guest Post by Shelly Volsche Do the childfree love differently? Do we approach romance and our relationships with more cynicism? Are we against love and marriage? These are questions guest writer Shelly Volsche has received from research participants and society at large. To find out, she embarked on a survey. Shelly describes her findings below. […]

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