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nicely targeted, facebook.

In childfree on June 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

i opened up facebook to find this remarkably poorly targeted ad. ugh.

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another one bites the dust.

In about me, childfree, lessons learned on November 9, 2013 at 5:03 am

this past week was a doozy. a second friend announced her pregnancy, while another yet had an actual baby.

i need to step up my friend-finding mission.

have any of you had success with local childfree meetups or anything like it? i need to know. pros and cons.

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no new friend for me.

In about me, childfree, heh, lessons learned, new moms on November 3, 2013 at 5:56 am

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i thought she was the one. my new friend who just moved to town. she’s fun, she’s funny, she likes the same things i do, except for ONE MAJOR PROBLEM. she’s pregnant.

it’s such a big time letdown. i’d had such high hopes for us together.

time and again, just when i think i’ve learned my lesson, i go and do it again. sure, I knew she wanted kids. but it won’t be for a while, i told myself. i can get a good couple of years out of her, i lied to myself.

fool me once, shame on me. fool me twice, i need to check myself. no, from here on out i’m going to be absolutely strict with my new friend policy.

must have:
– no kids.
– no interest in ever having kids.
– not chosen a career path that focuses on working with kids (i.e. teaching)

i think I’ve got it now. finally.

photo credit.

three showers too many.

In awkward, childfree, heh, new moms on October 30, 2013 at 4:06 am

i received the following email from a reader:

I’m married for 6 years, my wife and I have been together for 10 and one of the things that brought us together was the fact that we definitely do not want children and in fact go out of our way to avoid them. Your readers, I’m sure, are of the same mind as you and I so I won’t go into the specifics of exactly what makes the little buggers so loathsome.

My younger brother and his wife are about to have their first sometime in January, I think. These two are outwardly very nice and successful people, but they are very sheltered. His wife grew up wanting for nothing, and my father (who’s divorced from my mother) spoils them rotten. They have an apartment in Manhattan they couldn’t possibly afford on their own. So the arrival of their baby was, of course, greeted as nothing short of a minor miracle between the two families.

As the curmudgeonly oldest son, I’ve dealt with the family and society’s consequences of choosing to be child-free, and my wife and I are secure in our choices and recognize the good and the bad. However, we never really expected to have someone else’s child impact us as now we’re all but ignored by our family, who are all in on this thing, so much so that the mother is having three separate baby showers in two months, in three different states. Needless to say, I’ll choose one to attend and leave as early as I can.

first of all, my condolences. really. good luck. i hope you don’t have to play (or even witness) a rousing game of ‘what’s in the diaper?

second, congratulations on finding a quality lady. let me assure you, we’re few and far between…

as a proud auntie, let me promise you that the fun is just beginning with the showers. do you live near the elated couple? just wait until the babysitting requests roll in. or the birthday party invitations. or the christmas cards or the stories of baby’s first haircut, baby’s first steps, baby’s first potty… and wait’ll they offer you a chance to hold the little miracle; heaven help you if you decline!

i know the pain of being ignored in favour of the siblings with kids. they’re more fun at holidays, on the weekends, apparently all of the time. my siblings often get together for playdates and don’t even consider inviting me (it’s a mixed blessing). but it is easy to feel a little left out of the family now and then. most of the time, though, i’m thankful for the reprieve.

good luck, my friend. if nothing else, this experience will help you enjoy your sound life choices that much more…

halloween to the max.

In awkward, childfree, new moms on September 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

well kids, it’s that time of year. the leaves are falling and halloween’s just around the corner. the good people at instructables have come up with this adorable halloween costume for the pregnant ladies. heck, it’s so good i may even pretend to be pregnant for a day. as if that alone wouldn’t be a horrifying enough costume.

instructables pregnant halloween costume

it’s alive… is it?

In childfree, heh on September 8, 2012 at 5:58 am

life sized model of foetus

i found this article a few  months ago in the daily mail and thought it was a little bit weird. well, a lot weird.

now parents can get a 3d model made of their unborn foetus. urm, what would you do with it? put it on the mantle? string it into a necklace? would you paint it or leave it white? do they make it in a variety of colours? i don’t know how many parents visit this blog but i’d like to know – if you have kids, would you want one of these?

hello baby.

In heh, new moms on March 11, 2011 at 5:21 am

so i guess the stork  is officially out of work.

babies in 3d

In babies in adult places, childfree, heh, new moms on March 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

i’ve never played second life so i don’t really get it. maybe i’m not qualified to comment in this area. but apparently babies are there, too!

i’ve been told that your character can acquire a talking pregnancy belly!! there’s a complete pregnancy package you can get. you can also buy the virtual pregnancy and giving birth 3d video game! alert – this link is complete with video. don’t say i didn’t warn you.

so – you don’t understand why all this commitment over a video game? me neither. but if you’re interested you can read this interview in the second life newspaper to see what inspired one woman…

not only are the babies entering the game, they’re preventing regular players from interacting on a regular basis. in case you’re on second life, i stumbled across this forum on the childfree life – someone is looking for other childfree peeps to hang out with online. jump in if you’re interested!

urm, hello?

In awkward, new moms on January 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

i read this on facebook this morning. i don’t even know how to take it.

kids is crap

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