A little over a month ago, a small US-based business was launched. This is big news in the childfree community because this small but mighty company specifically caters to us!
Anne Arnold-Ratliff, founder and childfree woman herself, is equally as enthralling as her brand.
Anne has volunteered in 48 of the 50 states in the U.S. She has traveled to five of the seven continents and plans to visit the other two within the next decade. She’s had the opportunity to observe elephants care for their young on the Maasai Mara.
She’s marveled in wonderment as the waves crested just below the Cliffs of Moher. She has adopted and meticulously cared for animals that would have otherwise been forgotten. On a monthly basis, Anne also donates to not one, not two, but three separate charities that are close to her heart.
As a world traveler, Anne has spent a great deal of time immersing herself in culture after culture and consequently learned that her way – the childfree way- isn’t the one right way, but undoubtedly, the right way for her.
I can’t help but agree.
No matter how you refer to them, you will find them to be hilariously witty.
Those of us who are choosing to live a life sans kids will not only relate to Anne’s brand, but also to Anne’s reason for creating it.
Ever since Anne married a little over a ten years ago, she’s been called selfish and irresponsible. When Anne relocated from Dallas, Texas back to her home state of Kentucky, the encouragement to have children only increased. People were perplexed and certain her decision not to have kids was wrong but Anne was never sold on the idea of having children.
Anne waited and waited for a maternal instinct to kick in, but it never came. Confused as to why she felt so different and constantly wondering what was wrong with her, she focused inward to determine what was pushing her to make the controversial decision to become childfree.
Like many other childfree women, myself included, a combination of things let Anne to ultimately choose this lifestyle. Motherhood didn’t fit within her timeline. Anne also wanted her freedom and no responsibility to anything she wasn’t totally desiring.
While Anne recognized that she wasn’t falling in line with the norm, she knew she certainly couldn’t have been the only person experiencing such frustrations with others who didn’t understand her stance.
Along with that realization, Anne also noticed there wasn’t an avenue for childfree women out there. So, she she paved her own avenue. Thus began #nokids.
Anne tells me she is now deliciously satisfied with the way her life is going. She has finally found goodness in being who she really is: a woman comfortable in her own skin regardless of others’ opinions.
Well Anne, we’re deliciously satisfied with #nokids!
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