Childfree Reflections

With Marcia Drut-Davis
June 28th, 2013 by Marcia Davis

Living Childfree by Choice Weekend Reading List: June 28, 2013

Living Childfree by Choice Weekend Reading List: June 28, 2013

They say, when it rains it pours.  That has been true figuratively and literally for me this week as it has been raining on and off in South Florida.  I also have been very busy preparing something very special for all of my childfree friends.  I can’t tell you about it yet, but you are going to love it.  Despite having a hectic week, I still found the time to put together this reading list for everyone who is living childfree by choice.  Whether you are going to celebrate the Fourth of July a little early this weekend or catch up on some gardening,  take the time for some well-deserved childfree reading.

Living Childfree by Choice Blog Posts and Books

Thoughts on Childfree versus Childless and Other Labels People Throw Around – This interesting blog post is from a woman who feels more comfortable with the term “childless” for herself.  In this post she expands upon the differences between the childfree and the childless.  She also touches on some of the similarities that the childfree and the childless share.  She gives great insight into what it feels like to be a woman who wanted children, but couldn’t have them.  Do you have any friends that are childfree by chance?  Do you feel you share some common ground when it comes to insensitive questions?

Childfree Guilt: There Won’t Be Any Grandkids – There are some childfree men and women who feel guilty for not “giving” their parents grandchildren.  In fact, their own parents may have a lot to do with it by constantly hinting at the desire to be a grandparent.  I dealt with this type of prodding myself and I talk about it at greater length in my book.  Anyway, this  blog post is about a childfree woman feeling that very guilt and asks for help in an advice column. Did you ever feel this type of guilt?  How did you deal with it?

“Stay Outta the ‘burbs,” a Blogger Tells the Childfree. Yikes! – This childfree blog posts will make your jaw drop.  It’s in response to a very ignorant blogger and I’m glad  Ellis and Cheryl Levinson called him out on his hateful post.   Apparently, this man believes that the childfree shouldn’t live in the suburbs.  He also thinks that the childfree shouldn’t live in houses.  Frighteningly enough, that sounds like a childfree relocation program.  Has anyone told you that you shouldn’t live in a house in the suburbs?  Did your realtor ask you how many kids would be moving into your new home?

Being Fruitful Without Multiplying: Stories and Essays from around the World – Don’t you love the title of this new childfree book?  The title alone speaks volumes about this collection of childfree stories and essays.  As you can plainly read, they are from all over the world.  This would be a great addition to any childfree library.  Wouldn’t it be great if this blossoms into a series?  Maybe some of us will be in it?  Have you shared your childfree story?  Do you blog about childfreedom?  Do you have a childree book of your own under way?

What did you think of this living childfree by choice reading list?  Let the world know in a comment below.

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