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Childfree Guest Post Relationships

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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“Becoming Childfree” – A Guest Post on

Becoming Childfree

“Becoming Childfree” – A Guest Post on I’ve been absolutely LOVING contributor month. I hope you have too! In fact, I’ve been loving these guest contributions so much that I decided to contribute a guest post this month as well. We’re {not} having a baby! was one of the very first sites I came […]

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How Minimalism Relates to Being Childfree | By: Legally Minimalist

Childfree Minimalist

by: Legally Minimalist How can someone with children be a minimalist? How does minimalism apply to kids? Popular proponents of minimalism, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, are constantly asked these sorts of questions. But, I rarely hear the opposite side of the issue: How has minimalism impacted your decision about whether or […]

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Childfree by…Choice? – The Childfree Wife’s Story

by: The Childfree Wife I am 28 years old, married, childfree by choice, and a dog mum. I hate the term “dog mum,” but that is what I am. I’m completely obsessed with my dog. And no, she is not a substitute for a baby. I don’t know when or how I decided I wanted […]

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What Does it Mean to be a Woman Without Kids? – The Journey to Changing Public Perception

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What Does it Mean to be a Woman Without Kids? – The Journey to Changing Public Perception by: Chloe Peacock I founded and manage The League of Fabulous Women (tlfw) in the UK. It’s a light-hearted community and style-conscious lifestyle network for women who do not have children either by choice or circumstance. It differs from […]

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July: The Rinky-DINK Life Contributor Month!

I can’t believe it is July already. Can you? The weather convinces me that it is indeed summer – it already feels like 88 degrees here this morning. If you follow me on any of my many social media accounts, you’ll remember me asking for readers to submit their stories – and submit they did! […]

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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 […]

Childfree By Circumstance Guest Post

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 […]