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The Child-Free Road Taken

I’m 53.

I’ve been trying to convince others that free choice is a right that shouldn’t be taken away.

Only by framing it in the context of reproductive health choices I don’t think a lot of people will ever buy what I’m selling. 196 more words

Please remove your nose from my womb.

Let me explain (again). I have never wanted children. There may have been an odd moment here and there after a friend has had a child where I’ve considered it and questioned whether I am making the right decision. 1,999 more words

Body Autonomy

Mother's Day without Kids

Today is Mother’s Day and I’m feeling mournful about what isn’t in my life. Once upon a time, I wanted children. I now feel sorrow in recognizing becoming a mother no longer aligns with what I want out of life. 1,243 more words

Narcissistic Recovery

Child-Free Restaurants: Is It A New Thing?

I read an article today about Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey, California, a restaurant that is trending right now because of its firm policy on children.  398 more words


Age is a number and then some

After being to the archery range four times in six days, I think I may actually like it. Just a hunch really. But I’m talking about shooting your shot in a different way this time around boys and girls. 1,026 more words


Child-Free By Choice

My wife and I made one of the biggest decisions in our life, on the sixth month of our marriage. We decided that we are not having (human) babies. 1,521 more words


The Harm We Cause By Bringing Children Into This World

If children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Would not a man rather have so much sympathy with the coming generation as to spare it the burden of existence, or at any rate not take it upon himself to impose that burden upon it in cold blood?

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