Entries by Tanya Williams

Living in a world that expects reproduction

We live in a pronatalist society. That is a fact! Since the dawn of time, the world has been centred around family. In case you were wondering what I mean. A Pronatalist policy is a policy introduced by the government to increase fertility rates of a country. It is a way of controlling the size of a […]

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What I learned from reading Mum blogs

Guest Post by Veronica Martin Veronica Martin is a Seattle-based lifestyle blogger who likes kitties and dresses with pockets I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but somehow I found myself being that childfree person who follows mom pages on social media. It could be that friends tagged me in non-kid funny memes shared on […]

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Redefining the word ‘family’

Guest blog by Shweta Ramkumar   Throughout time and across the world, the concept of “family” has traditionally signified as being a core ‘unit’ that lays a firm grounding and foundation of the future of us individuals.  Families are said to be founded upon a shared bloodline and genetics, and united by shared beliefs, values, […]

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Mum bullying – it is real!

As a Childfree woman, I have experienced what I consider to be ‘mum bullying’. Or maybe we just call it ‘childfree bullying’. Two sets of rules usually applied – one for mums and one for me! The reason why I wrote my book A Childfree Happily Ever After, was to try and change the dialogue […]

I am sick of the word ‘mumpreneur’

OMG I am so sick of hearing the word mumpreneur! Come to think of it I am sick of all these stupid categories being set up and just adding the word ‘preneur’ on the back end of it. I don’t understand how being a mum and running a business even became its own category? There […]