My Childfree Story

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

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
Stephanie DelTorchio Thanks for this. In most circles, I do not have to defend my choices. But ...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
I always thought I would have kids. Then I hit my 30s and was still single and starting worrying ...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