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The Revelation of Singleness: An Interview with Lilli of The American Spinster

The Revelation of Singleness: An Interview with Lilli of The American Spinster

This week, I had the opportunity to chat with Lilli, a fellow childfree woman and blogger. On her site, The American Spinster, Lilli tackles childfree-friendly topics like “Why Having Kids is Not a Retirement Plan” and “Top 10 Reasons NOT to Have A Baby.” Lilli also directs her attention to a demographic so often ignored in […]

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How to Keep Your Cool During Family Gatherings: A Guide for the Childfree

How to Keep Your Cool During Family Gatherings: A Guide for the Childfree

Many of you will be spending time in close quarters with your families this week. I’m going to put it out there now: I am notoriously bad at family gatherings. This post may be more about my own catharsis than anything—I am one of those selfish millennials after all 😉 Anyway, if you were looking for an […]

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Nine Things I Love About My Childfree Marriage

Nine Things I Love About My Childfree Marriage

October brings so many of my favorite things—cool weather, chunky sweaters, pumpkin everything, Colin’s and my wedding anniversary! October also means vacation in our household. You see, when my husband and I were on our honeymoon, we got to wondering why people only take one honeymoon. What prevents us from doing this every year? For many, the […]

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The Obstacles of Modern Dating and Being Childfree

by: Meg of Debatably Dateable The Obstacles of Modern Dating and Being Childfree I know you’re supposed to have fun while dating but finding a life partner is no easy feat. Now picture modern dating and being childfree. Things become even more difficult- your dating pool shrinks in half. Then add in factors like age […]

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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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The Day After Mother’s Day

If you’re reading this, congratulations. You survived yet another Mother’s Day. One of the downfalls of social media is being unable to escape current happenings, holidays, et cetera. I’m more active than ever on twitter, Instagram, and Facebook these days and while I’ve willingly made that choice, I can’t help but roll my eyes in […]

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Nonconsensual Parenting: The Disturbing Trend

There exists a phenomenon that happens to men and it often does not carry the social reaction I feel it deserves. Some women trick their male partners into procreation. Like so many other things people do, there are various reasons for this. Sometimes it is done as a misguided effort to save a failing relationship […]

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Being Childfree: Its Impact On My Relationships

Relationships are, by default, complicated. It doesn’t help that we have to balance so many of them in our lifetime, which is exceptionally difficult considering humans literally cannot multitask efficiently. Not unlike many spouses, I view my marriage as the most important connection in my life and thus, most of my ‘relationship energy’ is funneled […]

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