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Manufacturing Motherhood in the Pronatalist Nation

“Know what keeps a community going strong? More babies.” Or so says the billboard I pass on my commute to work. I must’ve driven by this sign a hundred times without ever paying much mind. I suppose this is a bad thing if you’re a billboard considering getting noticed is literally your only job. As I became more resolute […]

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My Top Four Replies to “When are you having kids?”

So, when are you having kids? There are very few questions that make me more uncomfortable than this one and I know I’m not alone in feeling that way. It’s not a matter of being insecure in the decision my wife and I have made to remain childfree that makes me feel awkward. Rather, it’s […]

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Childfree Date Nights – Separating Myth from Truth

Sometimes I get a little sick of dinner-and-a-movie dates. And when I do, I search the interwebs for new ideas. One time in particular, I stumbled upon the article When You Don’t Have Kids, Every Night is Date Night written by Julia Pelly, a working mom/blogger. Julia begins her post with “To my childless friends”. A little […]

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What to Expect when You’re Expecting…an IUD

Before reading this post, click here to find out why I chose to get an IUD. As of last June, I am officially a member of the IUD secret society. While I have personally told everyone from my best friend to my hair stylist about this marvelous device, many women simply don’t talk about it. And I think […]

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The Only Childfree Tees You’ll Ever Need

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.

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“How I Made a Deliberate Choice Not to Have Children”: My Childfree Story Featured on Nonparents.com

I woke up this morning to quite a wonderful surprise. The post “How I Made a Deliberate Choice Not to Have Children” that I submitted to Nina Steele at nonparents.com was published! I was equal parts excited and nervous as I fired up the webpage to reread my narrative. This experience has been especially meaningful to me. Soon after I realized a […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait for New Year’s to Make Your Childfree Resolution

It’s that time of year again. Many are starting to think about the year to come. What things should change? What should stay the same? New Year’s resolutions are drafted and many look to the year ahead with cautious optimism, despite a dismal 8% success rate. I made a resolve nearly two years ago to […]

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Couples Camping 101

Your first thoughts when it comes to camping may be more rain showers and mosquitos than rainbows and butterflies, but it doesn’t have to be. With just a little bit of effort, your next camping trip can be equal parts affordable and romantic. Yes, I used camping and romantic in the same sentence. No, I’m […]

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Top 5 Remedies for Baby Fever

Hungry? There’s a pill for that. Tired? There’s a pill for that. Don’t want to get pregnant? Well, we all know there’s a pill for that too. But what about a pill to prevent the urge to have a child? To date, there’s unfortunately no such thing. Even those of us who are extremely happy […]

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The Rinky-DINK Life: The Birth of a Blog

Nearly half of all the women in the world are childless. The majority of these women wish to remain that way, at least for the time being. When I started looking into the childfree lifestyle, I realized women are not the only ones thinking (or not thinking as the case may be) about having children. […]

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