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Why I am choosing to be ageless

I have a real issue with age. Age is just a number that defines the number of years you have spent on this earth. I do not like talking about my age and I really really hate it when other people bring it up or share without my permission.…
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3 tips to overcoming the challenges of being a childfree step mum

As I shared in a previous article as a childfree step mum, I received a lot of judgment from mums who couldn’t quite place me in a category as my situation was different from theirs. The early part of my childfree, stepmom journey was rockier…
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Have fun never being a real mum!

I remember the words, “have fun never being a real mom.” She didn’t mean them quite as I took them, but I do think she meant her words with all of her heart, at the time.  Being a step-parent is a role unlike any other, and possibly…
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Are You Ready for Aging?

The iPhone image came in shaky until the caregiver held the phone steady. I saw my Aunt and Uncle looking back at me looking startled.  This was their first experience with Facetime. He’s 94 with memory loss. She’s 88 in at-home hospice…
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3 reasons why mothering is a hard no in 2021

Having kids isn’t just about the kids. It’s also about actively participating in parenting culture, which, to me, resembles a competitive sport mixed with a frantic charade. With parenting, culture comes an uninvited onslaught of opinions,…
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Virgin Voyages: A Childfree Playground on the Seas

The latest big development in adult-only travel offerings is the introduction of Virgin Voyages’ first ever cruise line, designed specifically for adults 18 years and up. Virgin Voyages plans to have four “lady ships” total in their fleet,…
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Childfree at Work – This is What I Discovered in Our Survey

I recently conducted the Childfree at Work survey to over 1000 people. This was part of my research into the experience childfree people are having in the workplace. I’m on a mission to create change and this was further proof of how much…

International Women's Day needs to get real

Another International Women’s Day is here. I have mixed emotions about this day every year. On one hand, I think it is important to celebrate our victories, our wins, and seeing progress for women's rights across the world, particularly…

CHILDFREE MAGAZINE: A world first just for the childfree community

I am a dreamer! It has been 3 years since I launched, my book A Childfree Happily Ever After into the world and it got me thinking “well, what next?” Never one to be idle, I had this crazy idea of creating a magazine that was just…
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The “Mum Marketing” Trap

Here is a big lesson for all ad agencies, magazine publishers, media and marketers. Wait for it….. NEWSFLASH: Just because you are marketing to women, doesn’t mean they are mums or want to mums! WTF! Yes, I said it and it’s about time…