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


While living in a nest full of four lovely daughters, I found many things to smile about throughout every day--I'm sure y'all smiled at the same things-...more

A Word to the Wise. But Which Word?

There were four generations of us eating and laughing and reminiscing and debating and drinking and sharing stories…and it was just great.  One of the topics that came up --as often happens when there are lots of women and wine around-- was men.  It started out as a "can't do with 'em, can't do without 'em, can't kill 'em" kind of conversation.  It eventually evolved (or digressed) into "what should a young woman do?"  And that's when it got tricky.  Lots of women, lots of opinions. Marriage? At what age? Maybe never?  Then what?...more

Holler for Halloween 365 days a year

Contrary to popular opinion, I find Halloween very annoying. It is the one day of the year that adults wear costumes, which had been shoved into the deep recesses of the closet only to be pulled out again 364 days later. Don't get me wrong. I love getting dressed up in unusual and fashionable get-ups as a matter of course. ...more

Stop Asking About My Uterus: I'm Child-Free for My Own Reasons

I am twenty-right, married, and childless. As a result, I get a lot of questions from friends and strangers alike, most of them variations on the theme "When are you having children?" Some people are polite in their interest; others are considerably more nosy about the matter. Sometimes, these questions come from people who love me. Other times, they come from mere acquaintances, at best. Sometimes, people are willing to drop the matter after a few moments. Other times,people keep pressing for information. ...more
Sometimes, people are just stuck in their own reality. If said reality involves having children ...more

Holiday Suggestions for the Chidfree-By-Choice

Holiday Suggestions for the ChildfreeAuthor: Marcia Drut-Davis, “Confessions of a Childfree Woman”(A life spent swimming against the mainstream. Amazon.comhttp://childfreereflections.com (Free resource guide)www.facebook.com/childfreereflections ...more

On Having or Not Having Kids

Yesterday, my friend posted an article on Facebook about things people say when they hear somebody does not want to have kids. It's humorously written, but it brings out a serious issue - people find it so impossible to respect...more
What a great post! Now, if only more people that I know thought like you...!more

Courage, Compassion, and Connection

It’s Week 1 of the Brené Brown e-course.The topic:  COURAGE, COMPASSION AND CONNECTIONThe goal: Wholehearted LivingIt’s the first week, and I did what every good student would do: I bought all of the required supplies; I organized them on my table, and I’ll do the reading tonight even though I was suppose to do it last night.  (Oops!)...more

Child Free - Second Thoughts....

When my husband and I got married 2 years ago, we both decided that children were not for us. My husband and I can both work long hours at times, and we have proven that we can both be rather selfish people. We both enjoy nice things, and want to continue to live the lifestyle we have, and we both know that if we had a child we would not be able to maintain our lifestyle. ...more

The decision to have kids

I have to make the most important decision of my life and it's making me miserable. I fell in love with a man who is older than me and has four teenage girls. I am thirty-two. He recently told me he does not want kids and I am devestated. I have to choose between a childless life with him and finding another man who wants kids. I feel like someone is asking me to decide which one of my limbs I should cut off my arm or my leg. Any choice I make is very painful. To make things worse I work around kids and can never get away from the constant reminder....more
You bring up some good points. Thank you I need to hear these things. I used to think I could be ...more