Childfree Reflections

With Marcia Drut-Davis
May 31st, 2013 by Marcia Davis

Childfree Weekend Reading List – May 31, 2013

Childfree men and women, this is the first weekend in June.  Whether you plan on a fun filled day at the beach or having a barbeque in your backyard, this is the time of year to enjoy your childfreedom even more.  While you take some time to relax, why not read some interesting childfree blog posts and articles?  I’ve scoured the internet to find information on childfreedom for you to enjoy on this lazy June weekend.

So, go ahead and take a look at this childfree reading list and let me know if you think anything else should be added to it.  (Contact me on Facebook)

Childfree Blog Posts and News Articles

Not Every ‘Child-Free’ Woman Is Going to Change Her Mind – As a childfree woman or man you may come across people who think you’re going through a weird phase in your life.  They may believe that you’re not secure in your decision to be childfree and that one day you’re going to change your mind.  The situation can turn ugly if you’re dating someone who thinks this about you. Your job is to be honest from the start.  Do you let people know from the get-go that you don’t want to have children under any circumstances?  Leave your reply below!

Childfree Is Not a Synonym for Wealthy Some childfree stereotypes are truly pervasive.  You’d be surprised to know how many people think that all childfree people are well-to-do in spite of their career choices.   After all, I’m currently typing on a keyboard made of gold.  (Just kidding.) My keyboard is platinum. I bought it at the annual meeting of really rich people who didn’t have kids.  This hilarious stereotype must have gotten to me.  Maybe I should read this blog post again?  Are all of your childfree friends rich and famous?  I want to know. Please comment below.

Child-free by choice: Real women who say “no” to kids – This article highlights four incredible childfree women of various ages and backgrounds.  It’s nice to see this type of post on a website that isn’t dedicated to childfreedom.  These women are happy they aren’t parents. They share some of the reasons they decided not to have children.  I thought 74 year old Linda was very entertaining.  Maybe next time they’ll interview childfree men.  Do you relate to any of these ladies?

The mother who says having these two children is the biggest regret of her life – This article is about a mother of two who never wanted to have children at all and is extremely interesting from the childfree point of view.  How often do you have the opportunity to read about a parent who truly wishes that they had stayed childfree?  As you read this post, you’ll find out exactly why you shouldn’t have a child to make your spouse happy.  Do you think children bring a marriage closer or can they challenge that marriage negatively?

My PERSONAL Reasons To Remain Child-Free – Childfree individuals are often asked why they aren’t parents, when most of the time parents aren’t asked why they didn’t remain childfree.   After all, only caring people interrogate the childfree. Inconsiderate people question parents.  This blog post lists the reasons why a young woman decided to stay childfree.  Do you share any of these sentiments?

I hope you enjoyed this childfree reading list.  What did you gain from reading these blog posts and articles? Let us know in a comment below, because I love hearing from other childfree people!

 

Comments

2 Responses to “Childfree Weekend Reading List – May 31, 2013”
  1. I’ll be checking all of these out, Marcia — and add a piece I wrote too!
    http://wp.me/p2CpPw-4K

    • marciadavis says

      Wonderful. Let me know what you think about the list. Isn’t it terrific to see so many things available? When I was younger, all I had was “The Baby Trap, by Ellen Peck. love being here for anyone seeking support.Being an “older” woman, I have lived this lifestyle for many years. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
      Marcia

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