Currently Browsing: June 2017

Blog Changes, Life Changes

Blog Changes Hi there! As you subscribers know, the rinky-DINK life will be undergoing site maintenance all day tomorrow. This means the site will be down but I promise you it’ll be worth it! So, here’s what you can expect come Wednesday, June 28: N E W logo N E W website layout (more user-friendly […]

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Choosing The Childfree Life After Infertility: Emily’s Story

I want to begin this post with an apology. Are you thinking, ‘Oh man, what did Brittany do now?’ It’s actually something I haven’t done… I had, and still have, a specific agenda in mind for the rinky-DINK life: to break free of the stereotypes surrounding the childless (i.e. my greatest goal). By childless, I mean exactly as […]

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Bad Childhoods, Dysfunctional Families, and Mental Illness: Reflections on HBO’s ‘Mommy Dead and Dearest’ From a Childfree Perspective

SPOILERS: This post contains spoilers from the HBO documentary ‘Mommy Dead and Dearest.’ My husband and I cuddled up on the couch on Saturday evening to watch Mommy Dead and Dearest, the HBO documentary about the murder of Dee Dee Blancharde and the accused, her own daughter Gypsy Rose Blancharde. Not the most romantic date night for […]

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A Realist’s View of Pregnancy

Never could I wrap my head around my friends having babies without a hint of fear. I just had so many questions. What if you experience complications? What if the baby isn’t healthy? What if…what if…what if? Those who knew me well attributed my concern to anxiety. While they’re not wrong, they’re not exactly right either. In my […]

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