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

My Childhood Was Awesome....And It May Have Not Ended...Whatever.

Ok I am horrible. It's been like 3 weeks since I have written anything. But in my defense, life around here has been pretty hectic AND it's been boring hectic so there was nothing interesting to write about. ...more

Childfree Celebrity Spotlight: The Wonder Years & The Wonder of a Childfree Jack & Norma

Ahh, The Wonder Years. Who among us didn’t laugh our asses off when Wayne lurched his car down the street while “Butthead” tried to hop in? Or cry our eyes out in the final episode when (spoiler alert) Kevin and Winnie didn’t get married?...more

The Hazards of Remaining Childfree in the Age of Possibility

One summer between my junior and senior year of college, I spent about six weeks doing absolutely nothing on Purdue University’s campus. Classes had ended and I wasn’t yet slated to start my temp job through the agency I always used. Imagine it! All day long to read books, shop in the glamorous Tippecanoe Mall (a JC Penny AND a Sears), snag free hot dogs at Jake’s, sew up next season’s Breakfast Club costumes…...more

The Seasonless Comforts of the Childfree Life

It’s mid-February, folks, and this was the starting point for yesterday’s jog:...more

Mic Check One Two

Cross post from my day-to-day blog: Life of Duabs...more

Dear Parents: As A Nanny, I Don’t Have To Be You

One thing I hear a lot as a nanny from parents is that “it’s SO different when they’re your own”, often accompanied by a stifled look of superiority as they watch me wrestle my latest charge. I also hear a lot of “oh, you SAY you won’t do this now, but trust me, when you’re a parent, you will. You’re going to do basically everything you said you wouldn’t. Being a nanny is NOT the same as a parent.”...more

The Big B Word

I've been thinking a lot about babies lately. Not because I’m having one. And not because I’m remotely ready to have one. But everyone else in the entire world, i.e. my entire Facebook news feed  seems to be having them, to which I say, “Wonderful!” and “Awesome-o!” And I mean it gal-pals. If you will be/have/or are currently in the process of hossing a tiny human out of your hoo-hah, I congratulate, commend, and respect the shit out of you. Actually, let me amend that....more

10 Secrets of Happily Single Women

From time to time, I’m asked what it’s like to be single for so long (in other words, all my life).  Despite the release of recent U.S. Census numbers that half of the adult U.S. population is single, it’s still a curious state to some. Being single, to some, is still “not normal”. Being happily single is even "curiouser" to lots of people.  Being single is definitely not a utopia (what is?), but there’s a lot about it that’s really good. Singles  don’t always talk about it, but we live it and we just know it....more

Breaking up with a friend

Like everyone, over the years I have lost touch with friends. There are some you click with more than others, some who move too far away and some who you don't have much to say to once you're not in the same office every day.But how do you handle it when you just don't like someone any more? It's not that you've had an argument, but certain things they've done have made you realise you perhaps no longer want to make the effort.Let me explain....more