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I'm 29, Child-Free and Just Had My Tubes Tied

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Anjali Sareen

I am single, I have no children, and six weeks ago, at the age of 29, I underwent a tubal ligation. It was, undoubtedly, the best decision I have ever made. The process of the tubal was less about physical preparing myself for the procedure than it was about mentally and emotionally preparing everyone else in my life

47 Reasons Why It's Really, Really Good To Be An Aunt

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Sunday, July 26, is the seventh annual Auntie's Day, the day I founded in 2009 to celebrate and honor aunts by relation, aunts by choice to friends' children, godmothers, and all women who play an active role in the life of a child not-their-own.

Dear Childless Mother

Christine Carter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I long for you to truly understand that you are NOT a failure, and not less than a woman, you are more than a mother than I could ever be.

Caution, No Kids Wanted

Rachel Bass | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Rachel Bass

I mean, I know this date is fun, and I'm cute and bubbly, but let's not pretend that we have a future together. I don't need the heartbreak in two years from now when we wake up and you're leaving me because you want to play catch with your future son.

Why Is Being Childless By Choice Still An Issue?

Dani Alpert | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Dani Alpert

Can we all move on from this topic and come together on the issues that truly matter and impact all of our lives; the Middle East conflict, world hunger and George Clooney's wedding? Thank you

Get Out of My Uterus, Stranger

Chelsea Bond | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Chelsea Bond

Turning 30 didn't put my biological clock in a race with anyone else's. If I don't bring up my uterus and what I am or I am not doing with it, you shouldn't either.

I Have No Desire To Become A Mother

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Geraldine Estevez

I love children. They can fill a room with happiness, even on the darkest of days. But I've never felt the soul-clenching desire to become a mother.

Why I Refuse to Have Kids

Jamison Vann | Posted 05.19.2014 | Black Voices
Jamison Vann

I'm sorry, but I'm not sorry that we don't want kids yet. We'll have them one of these days, but for now, we're just enjoying our time learning to live with each other before we throw a little one into the mix.

A Few Thoughts On Cats, Dogs, Being 40 And Not Having Kids

Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Arin Greenwood

What if our lives get boring without kids? What if we have no one to hang out with once everyone we love has little ones, then bigger ones, to look after? What if one day I'm in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery and I don't have anyone to make sure the nurses are taking good care of me?

The 'Childfree' Life: The Latest Version of Having It All

Jeanne Safer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | Women
Jeanne Safer, Ph.D.

Real self-acceptance, the true liberation, involves acknowledging limitations, not grandiosely denying them. It is true, and should be recognized, that women can be fulfilled with or without children.

Why I Get Judged More Than Any Working Or Stay At Home Mom

Katie Gard | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women
Katie Gard

Let's talk for a minute about parenthood. Or, more accurately, non-parenthood. I'm talking here about a woman's right to choose. Not her right to choose to stay pregnant, but her right to choose to never get pregnant at all.

Don't Pity Us Because We Don't Want Kids. Be Happy for Us.

Norma Lizeth Morales | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Norma Lizeth Morales

I could not be happier for loved ones who choose to become parents. For some it is their true calling. But for others, myself and my husband included, it isn't. If you are our friends and loved ones, be happy for us. Because we are.

No Father's Day for Me

Todd Greene | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Todd Greene

As someone who doesn't have kids, I can empathize just how unselfish one needs to be in order to make it a reality. I am not that person.

Childfree Women: Tell Us What You Love Most About Not Having Kids

Emma Gray | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

I personally would like to have children at some point down the line (at least I'm pretty sure) but right now I'm content to live a life that just wouldn't be able to exist if I was financially and emotionally responsible for another human being.

Shopkeeper Has A Problem With Kids

Posted 10.31.2011 | Comedy

Sure you can come into my store. No problem. Oh, but before you do, you should probably know that I'm lactose intolerant. Not that it matters, but...