How Do You Make a Child Stop Kicking Your Airplane Seat?

I recently flew from Orlando to Chicago. I love traveling, and hopping on a flight doesn't phase me. I enjoy the time being disconnected and immersed in a good book....more
You handled it perfectly except that it didn't stop. I probably would've asked one more time ...more

How to Make a Child-Free Woman Feel Awkward

In the past year and ESPECIALLY in the past few months, I’ve been surrounded by babies, particularly newborns. My best friend and brother both had their firstborns within days of each other, so naturally a lot of photoshoots followed....more
Bodynsoil exactly!  it's the best.more

In Work/Life Balance, Where Is the Balance Between Parents and Non-Parents?

This past February, my furnace went kaput. One day, it was a nice 68 degrees—downright tropical during the winter's Polar Vortex. The next day, I could have sworn I saw my breath. After a few moments of panic and mentally preparing myself to freeze to death in my sleep—alone, childless, forever single—I was able to do the adult thing and schedule a repair. Someone would be headed to my home the following afternoon. I paused briefly upon realizing that I'd need to be home in the middle of the workday … but this was an emergency. ...more
Adun272 I agree that a sick child is different from yoga, but I hope you took the time to read ...more

My Childfree Story

The Atrocious Cost of Childcare

Retail at its finest.

Anyone else work in retail? If you do than you will totally understand this. Don’t you ever have one of those days where you just want to punch someone in the face for being so ridiculous? Oh, everyday? Yes, me too. So, I work in a beauty supply shop where I sell hair and beauty products and get to share my cosmetology expertise. ...more

On #ThxBirthControl

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Worry

I haven't been looking at the November NaBloPoMo prompts this month, which is pretty spectacular considering I've been struggling to blog for the past few months. Today, however, I gave the prompts a gander, and today's prompt made my heart stop. If you could permanently get rid of one worry, what would it be? ...more

How Do You Make a Child Stop Kicking Your Airplane Seat?

I recently flew from Orlando to Chicago. I love traveling, and hopping on a flight doesn't phase me. I enjoy the time being disconnected and immersed in a good book....more
You handled it perfectly except that it didn't stop. I probably would've asked one more time ...more

#ThankfulThursday on a Sunday: Gold Rush

With NaBloPoMo taking effect, I'm moving some things around... It's that time of year that everyone tries to become a little more thankful. At least, the time of year that they tend to broadcast what they're thankful for on various forms of social media. I'm no different in that regard, so I thought every Thursday of November I'm going to post a random -something- I'm thankful for. The twist is that I'm sarcastic and not very serious, so be prepared for no posts about family, friends, and dogs. Maybe a little about the dogs. But NaBloPoMo....more

I feel childfree because my children are away at school

I like taking care of my children, specially because they like my foods. I feel like I am making a difference in this life. Now my children are living with their father and I had to put their needs first and allow them to stay with him and his new wife and her children. My son would have to wake up at 6am to travel to my house, when it would be his father's week because we have share custody. He moved so far away almost in the remote country side. I texed them often and call them as much as I can. We set facetime but have not yet use it....more

When a Vacation isn't a Vacation

Do you have a list of places that you would never want to visit?  My list is a lot more focused than the list of places I want to visit.  Plus, I live in Florida which is pretty much everyone's travel destination.  For instance, I want to visit Alaska, England, and Italy;  I don't want to visit Miami.  When I first saw this prompt for NaBloPoMo, it's what really got me encouraged to do this.  Ideally, I would have written the post last night to schedule today.  But the time change is seriously screwing with me. ...more

Am I Too Young To Think Children Are Obnoxious?

I’m 24.  When I was 11 I started thinking about having kids, and I really really wanted to until 3 years ago when I began to hesitate. I was raised in a cultish, fundie Baptist church, so I’m sure that had something to do with the strong desire as a teenager (on top of hormones).  I was cultivated to believe that women are baby-making machines and basically that you couldn’t be complete in your womanhood until you’d produced another meat-eating, gas-guzzling, bible-thumping Republican for the world.  ...more