Category: Childfree by Choice

Children are sponges that shouldn’t be neglected

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As I’ve discussed time and time againparenthood is a choice. Not too many people can see this. It’s not surprising given the large amount of pressure to conform the social standards the general population is under. Especially if you’re an opposite sex couple.
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Are we pressuring parents into poverty?

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I’m going to posit the following: There is a pressure on people to breed. Not just on childfree by choice people but also people who already are parents.

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Marriages without kids – not an apocalypse waiting to happen

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Sorry I haven’t posted as much. I’ve been really busy at work and by busy at work I mean going to work everyday and coming home and playing Pokemon X at every opportunity.

Every time I think I’ve worked the world out – shit like this invades my Facebook news feed:

Can a Marriage Without Kids Survive?

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Breastfeeding in public – why mothers shouldn’t cover up

The day has come! When a childfree by choice person calls bullshit on the childfree communities crap.

It’s about fucking time.
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Mummy martyring coworker and the outrageous claim

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As a childfree by choice person who has to speak to people as part of her job, I am constantly reassured that it really doesn’t take any special skill to breed. Speaking to people sucks.

Contrary to popular belief, breeding is not hard. I could go out, get drunk, get ploughed and have an egg fertilised by a sperm and BAM! Pregnant. It doesn’t have to be good sex, hell even a turkey baster could do the job.

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The fruits of not having kids

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I like buying stuff. After my bills are paid and I put money in my savings account – I like buying myself a few presents. I don’t have great income but I can pay my bills and save up over time for things I want.

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Things the childfree know about parenthood that parents don’t

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I’ve had a number of emails come through to my inbox since the conception of this blog from mombies attempting to refute my arguements that the decision to become childfree stems from a place of open honesty and maturity on behalf of a childfree person. Unfortanetly the parents that invade my inbox believe that childfreedom is a decision that is made on a whim, a spur of the moment choice that is the product of selfishness rather than one that involves weighing up the pros and cons to make a balanced, fully informed choice about something that will heavily impact your life and the lives of others around you.

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Pram parking makes people lazy

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I’ve long since promoted the idea that we need another term for “pram” and after years of thinking about it, I’ve decided on a term that isn’t very original but is quite accurate.

Lazinessmobile (Laziness vehicle?)

Whichever floats your boat – feedback is welcomed.

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The unappeal of parenthood

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An interesting discussion came up on the childfree forum recently – a forum goer asked if we were childfree because we don’t want kids or don’t want to be parents (to human babies).

The answer for me is: both.

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What I regret about being childfee

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The amazing Juliewashere posted a new blog here asking her readers what they regret the most about being childfree. I thought I would respond with my own answer. My answers are strickingly simialiar to hers becase – we’re childfree by choice, a choice which isn’t made lightly and while some people regret their choices, you’d be hard pressed to find a childfree person that has interacted or grown up around children who regrets their choice to be childfree. Brace yourselves – sarcasm is coming.
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Childfree? We Know the Why, So What’s the How?

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Dr Amy Blackstone, PhD is our guest blogger for the day.

Enjoy!

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Childfree and gay – no surprise!

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In my experience being childfree and gay is slightly different to being childfree and straight based on the anecdotal evidence from childfree straight friends.

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More People Who Hate Your Childfreedom

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Because reddit.com is awesome, this post I reposted got a mention. The post included several great additions by redditers and from blog comments which I will list here.

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Calling yourself a parent to furbabies is offensive

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I’ve already done a post on this letter but I want to revisit the letter and dismantle the condescending fail within it because I’m a bitch like that.

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A Letter To Insecure Parent Martyrs

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I’ve found this open letter to the childfree from a parent so I’ve decided to write my own. The open letter was directed at childfree people who consider their pets their children. The letter was quite nasty with an undertone of smug parental elitism.

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The 9 People Who Hate Your Childfreedom

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I didn’t write this myself; it was posted here. It was posted in response to this. Read more

What I’ve learned as a childfree person

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The number one thing I’ve learned as a childfree person is that people who are insecure about their choices to raise children don’t like our childfree status and never will.

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What your reasons to have children says about you.

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A few days ago a lovely reader left this .pdf outlining the various justifications as to why parents have children, the pdf as offers alternate explanations for those justifications. Today I want to look further into those justifications for having children.

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Mummy Martyrs

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The wonderful lovelies over at the Hiking Humanist and The Golden Coathanger have done me a wonderful thing and guest blogged my post on Mummy Martyrs. Check them out here and here.

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Why I am childfree: A list

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I often get asked why I don’t want children.

Answer: Because I don’t want them.

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