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The Childfree Uprising

As you know, I love to share the childfree stories of women around the globe. One reason I do this is to show all childfree people that you are not alone and that everyone has a different story or reasons for being childfree. There is no…

Why do I have no children you ask?

I’m not sure when I realised that my childfree decision was just about fair game for everyone to comment on but I am now 49 and realise that I will always have to have that awkward conversation when I meet people for the first/second time….…

My childhood abuse is why I don’t want kids now

Guest Blog by Kristina Marinelli.  I’m child-free-not-childless, it’s a decision I made in my pre-teens; I quit expressing my desire to be child-free after many negative comments by multiple people or the “Child-Free Bingo.” I’m…

Why this young Zimbabwean man says NO to children (and had a vasectomy)

Guest Blog by Sean Mzwandile Sibanda  2020 for all its intended purposes and events has been nothing short of dramatic and memorable for me. I had known for a long time that I didn’t want kids but as a man based in sub-Saharan Africa, you…

How “lucky” childfree people are right now?

The world is obviously a different place right now, a place nobody expected to see in their lifetime. I would argue that one of the biggest changes many people are dealing with revolves around all of the changes and responsibilities that…

Don’t worry you’ll change your mind when you meet Mr Right

‘Don’t worry you’ll change your mind when you meet Mr. Right’. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard this pearl of wisdom throughout the years. I’ve known for quite some time that I don’t want to have children. It’s…

Life in lockdown - a reflection from a childfree woman

It is a beautiful day for the last day of March. The sun is bright and warm, so proud and generous in a blue and cloudless sky, to the great delight of the feline members of our household. Daylight savings time just happened in our part…

We will have children someday, wont we?

My decision to be childfree hasn’t always been clear cut. Before I got married, my husband and I talked about having children many times. Each conversation always ended the same way, we would have children “someday.” We were never…

Women are made for more than just babies

Subtle judgments and outward expressions of criticism can crush a woman’s spirit to a point they feel like they don’t belong. In my personal experience, I have felt oppressed, left-out, and judged more by women than by men. To…

When I knew I didn’t want children

  I clearly remember the moment I had the life-changing realisation that I didn’t have to have children. I was enjoying a peaceful walk on a beautiful spring day in London. When the thought came to me it was so liberating and became…