I'm Childfree by Choice and Have No Regrets

When I grew up, it was understood that I'd marry and have children. Yes, I could pursue a fabulous career, courtesy of the women’s movement. I could be a hard-charging executive as well as fecund earth mother. This was no longer the '50s, so I didn’t aspire to vacuum in pearls. In the '70s, we instead dreamed of having it all—and “all” included children. ...more
I appreciate the honesty in this article.  I also do not have children.  Not once growing up did ...more

It's Okay If You Don't Want to Be a Parent

“This above all: to thine own self be true”. – William Shakespeare...more
I'm glad you knew what you wanted and what you didn't and followed your own inner knowing. I am ...more

Can You Be Happy After Infertility if You Don't Have Children?

I've been thinking the last few days about those very early days of learning we will have a life without children. First, infertility, then childlessness. I remember those days, even though they were many years ago. I felt as if I had been slammed into a brick wall. ...more
zedsmiles I'm so glad, that in some small way, this helped.more

Am I Too Old to Blog?

But seriously, I wonder: Am I too old to blog? Is this blogging thing too hip for crotchety Gen-Xrs? Is mine a voice that resonates with anyone? I ask myself this because blogging or otherwise, I find myself fitting into a strange, small segment of the populace. I am a woman over the age of 35. Married. No children. ...more
Keeping Pace Kate Thanks so much!more

The stigmas of womanhood

I was in the store with my son, when a woman remarked at how well behaved he was being. I smiled (because I was filled with mommy happiness at the compliment) and agreed - he is a really great little guy. Then, the conversation took a turn for the worse....more

In case of emergency

When I was in my mid-20s, I learned that a friend of mine had listed me as her emergency contact. Thankfully, I didn't learn this information during an actual emergency. Rather, after hanging out one night she admitted that it was hard being far away from family, and even though she lived with her boyfriend, she had me listed as her emergency contact on all her forms....more

Things I wish I'd known about grief

Image: No Kidding in NZ via FlickrI wish, as I was growing up, I had learned these lessons about how to respond to those who are grieving:...more
#5 and #6- YESmore

We, My Husband and I, Are Selfish

According to the Pope my husband and I are selfish. We decided many years ago to have a child-free marriage. I say child-free because childless makes it sound more like it wasn't a choice. We did have a choice. We chose not to have children....more
DrSarah Thank you so much for your comment! I admit I wrote this one in a bit of a rant, and I ...more

How to Survive Being Married to a Night Owl

There are two camps of people, generally--morning people and night people. I'm not going to tell you which kind I am, but I will let you know upfront that some of my very first bras are still defrosting....more
TheBudgetBrainiac I don't think Vin would mind taking a night shift at all, which is good for me ...more

The Trouble With Mommy Blogs

I have a confession to make… and it has the potential to be both scandalous and life altering, if you don’t mind me over-stating the obvious. I mean… when have my confessions not been scandalous and life altering? Please. It’s the entire reason you read this blog, amiright?Ahem.Anyway, my confession is this:I kind of, sort of, really, truly hate….Mommy Blogs....more

I'm Childfree by Choice and Have No Regrets

When I grew up, it was understood that I'd marry and have children. Yes, I could pursue a fabulous career, courtesy of the women’s movement. I could be a hard-charging executive as well as fecund earth mother. This was no longer the '50s, so I didn’t aspire to vacuum in pearls. In the '70s, we instead dreamed of having it all—and “all” included children. ...more
I appreciate the honesty in this article.  I also do not have children.  Not once growing up did ...more

It's Okay If You Don't Want to Be a Parent

“This above all: to thine own self be true”. – William Shakespeare...more
I'm glad you knew what you wanted and what you didn't and followed your own inner knowing. I am ...more

When Your Friends Become Moms -- and What That Means for You

There comes a time in every girl’s life when her close friends start to have babies.  For me, it began around five years ago…and hasn’t stopped yet.  Out of my closest girlfriends, I’d say 90% of them are now mothers.  That’s a pretty big number....more
thekatieshowblog thank you!  It *is* hard at first, for sure.  And I won't lie, it's still hard ...more