I Don't Want No Freakin' Kids

Hi. This is a contentious topic. I know it is. So I'll just lay it on the table:...more

Invisible Money

So, I owe the idea for this post to a comment from a good friend. Having both viewed The Oatmeal’s validating comic Why Haven’t You Had Kids Yet?, we exchanged a few responses to the comic, and that was that. Or so I thought. That is, until her last response, which went something like: “if there was a way to show the gobs of $$$$ leaving that woman's bank account it would be even better.”Hmmmmmm….is there a way to show the gobs of $$$$ leaving that woman’s bank account?...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

What If I Never Have Kids?

Society keeps telling us that time is running out and that if we are ever going to pursue motherhood, we should get on it sooner rather than later. I understand the science that supports this belief but I still can’t help but feel like it’s a scare tactic....more
Thanks for sharing your real life story. Its fine not to have kids, Regret never having had them ...more

6 Assumptions NOT to Make About the Child-Free

I would never presume to speak for all of the child-free men and women out there, so I will say, right here, this applies to H and me....more
Thank you!!!more

Being childfree doesn't mean you owe an explanation or self-deprecation

Lilit Marcus' Mother's Day article in the Guardian, Just because I love my mother doesn't mean I have to become one myself, responds to the assumption some people have that women who don't want children must have had a psychologically or emotionally damaging upbringing. Unfortunately, she responds in a way that harms rather than helps....more

Advanced Conversational Spanish

"¿Qué piensa usted del evento en la página cuatro?"...more

The fruits

Time for Mommy to Hide

Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom and I absolutely love being a wife. But, sometimes… We as mothers need time to hide, breathe, or go for a run. When I get the chance (when my Husband get’s home)… I like to grab a glass of chardonnay, pick a nail polish color to do my nails, sit on the floor, light a fresh scented candle, and lock my self in the bathroom....more

Woman doesn't mean mother

I'm a 38-year old woman and I do not want to bear children. I've never wanted to. And before you write me off as an unworthy representative of my gender, consider this: my grandmother used to hit my mother when she was a kid, my mother used to hit me when I was a kid....more