5 Things This Child-Free Woman Wants You To Know

As you all know (unless this is your first time reading ‘AA,’ and if that’s the case: hiiiiiiiiiii!  Happy to have you here), I’m a 33-year-old childless woman.   There are all kinds of reasons a woman my age could be child-free, including:...more

And then my boyfriend and I pulled sprinkles from our socks while I educated him on Disney princesses.

I’m not a kid person. Or, should I say, I’m not an every kid person. Meaning, most kids are like footballs to me. I totally know what a football is there for, and I can totally appreciate the skill involved with those who handle one for a living. But if you hand me a football, I’ll likely stare at it awkwardly for a few moments, wonder why someone just handed me a football, definitely hold it wrong, and then try to throw it to someone else who knows better. Also, for the record, I’m almost positive I’ve never thrown a child....more

The Welcome Mat: A Virtual Venn Diagram

 I’ll start this off with my usual flippant “Bring it on.”There is a child’s world, and there is an adult’s world.  Often, they intersect.  Sometimes, they don’t, and each is best kept in his/her proper section.  Those who believe adults belong in every aspect of the child’s world are intruding, behaving inappropriately, and are probably very unwelcome.  Those who believe children belong in every aspect of the adult’s world are equally intruding, behaving inappropriately, and are no doubt very unwelcome....more

Aches on a Plane

I have just returned from a trip across country that involved air travel.  I’m exhausted, I’m dehydrated (do they purposely suck all the moisture out of the air on the plane?), and I’m cranky.  No doubt my rants here are related to my current physiological and psychological state but, actually, these thoughts are not new.  Every time I fly I think the same things and I need to vent so that I can get on with my life.  You know, I’m OK with the security checks.  In fact, I was radiated yesterday in one of the full body scans.  Not something I would do for...more

Why I Made A Kid-Free List On Twitter (And What Happened When I Did)

Creating my kid-free list seemed innocent enough to me at the time. I tend to swim in a sea that seems primarily comprised of mommybloggers and daddybloggers, and I was suddenly possessed of the urge to find and collect those out there who fit my particular demographic: people over 30 who do not have children. I intended nothing political by or pre-supposing about it. I simply had the very human desire to see myself reflected out in the world. ...more
Great post! I honestly prefer to surround myself with people who are (in many ways) nothing ...more

What We Can Learn About Blogging and Commenting from the Child-Free Discussion

Last week, several posts on the greater meaning behind the words child-free or childless floated through the Internet, some said more eloquently than others. And not to toot our own horn, but the one that had the best discussion within the comment section appeared here on BlogHer and I don't think that was an accident despite the fact that it probably had the most diverse population reading the post than any other blog. ...more

Well said and the message about being thoughtful, respectful, and polite to others as if we ...more

I've got nothin'...

Well, that’s not true. I have “lots.” I just don’t know if I’m ready or brave enough or comfortable enough to share. What will people think about the fact... Read More ...more