Friday: Same Hills, Different Day

Friday was a quiet day.  A non-running day....more

Holiday Slacker

Cross-Post: Holiday Slacker - if you're childfree, do you feel the need to decorate for holidays, such as Halloween? If you have kids, do you feel pressured to decorate?...more

Thursday: Piles of Miles and Books

I just joined Run Eat Repeats Pile on the Miles Challenge for November.  It is a great way to get the holiday season started off right and keep those pesky pounds in check.Go check out her site and join up!Pile on the Miles!...more

Wednesday: Hills of Noodles

Today was a day that I didn't really want to head out and do anything.  But eventually I climbed into some non-pj's and onto my bike.  I told myself I would just be casual about it.  Then I managed to find the hilliest 6 mile route in my area!  It was fun....more

The Special Bond That Comes With Childfree Friendships

One of the things the childfree know is how friendships so often change when their friends have children. Friendships can be challenged, can wane, even end. But they don't have to; they can still go the distance....more

The Humiliations of Motherhood: Enough to Scare the Crap Out of Anyone (Quite Literally)

Last week I was at the library (yes, yes, Nerd Alert and all that), and met with a most horrific mother-and-child scene in the Ladies restroom.[Warning: The following story is not for the faint of heart.]...more

What to Expect When You'll Never Be Expecting

The October issue of Women's Health Magazine has an article by Carrie Anton that takes a clever angle on what to expect from others in reaction to the childfree choice....more

They can't all be good days.

It started out great, she was in a great mood when she got here at 8:30, by 9:15 she wanted to sleep and suck on her pacifier.  The problem was, her momma forgot it.   So the plan was for grandma and grandpa bill to make the trek in from Hudson to come see Bug in Dolphin Pups and they were going to stop and buy a pacifier on the way.  But they weren’t going to be here till 10:30. Do you know how long it is from 9:15 to 10:30 in baby hours? ...more

If You're So Unhappy Being a Mom, Why Should I Be One?

At least ten of you have sent me the link to the I Hate Being a Mom Secret Confessions site by now, and I’ve been avoiding it. Sort of in the same way I’ve been avoiding seeing The Exorcist. Because although I know these horror stories probably wouldn’t happen to me, they’d still scare me to death. I was right....more
If you're a "fence-sitter", please don't have a child.  There is no decision in life more ...more

Being Single, Around the World (Well, Really in Ecuador and South Africa)

The growing numbers of singles is not just a U.S. trend.  Many countries around the world are also experiencing a decline in marriage.  I love that readers of The Spinsterlicious Life are from "everywhere"...places like  Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, and the addition to the good old U.S. of A....more