Choosing to be Childfree

Childfreedom is choosing not to create or raise any children. It's about wanting to devote our lives to other objectives. For some that is their careers, for others their hobbies. Most childfree people recognize that parenting is a stressful, time-consuming and often thankless job, and we'd rather do something else with our lives. Making the choice to be childfree is not something that is chosen lightly. In many cases childfree people have thought longer and harder about why NOT to have kids than their counterparts have thought about why TO have kids. To anyone considering the childfree life: don't have children if you don't want them. I don't care if everyone you know tells you that you'll grow up and change your mind, that everyone wants kids, that all women have a maternal instinct, or that you'll never get a husband or wife if you don't want kids. Don't fall for that! Trust your own instinct and be true to yourself. If you don't want those kids, it's better to not have them. Making this choice is not an easy road to travel. It means having the courage to be different from most everyone else you know. You'll have to write your own life script, since the traditional one doesn't apply to you. You have to be strong, as you may face a lot of social stigma. Your family and friends might try to convince you to have kids -- and if that doesn't work, they might try to belittle you into it. You may have a hard time making new friends because most everyone else is having kids and that's all they talk about anymore. You might also have a hard time finding a spouse (if you even want one) because every year the dating pool will shrink as more people in your age group will have kids.

Choosing to be Childfree

Childfreedom is choosing not to create or raise any children. It’s about wanting to devote our lives to other objectives. For some that is their careers, for others their hobbies. Most childfree people recognize that parenting is a stressful, time-consuming and often thankless job, and we’d rather do something else with our lives.

Making the choice to be childfree is not something that is chosen lightly. In many cases childfree people have thought longer and harder about why NOT to have kids than their counterparts have thought about why TO have kids.

To anyone considering the childfree life: don’t have children if you don’t want them. I don’t care if everyone you know tells you that you’ll grow up and change your mind, that everyone wants kids, that all women have a maternal instinct, or that you’ll never get a husband or wife if you don’t want kids. Don’t fall for that! Trust your own instinct and be true to yourself. If you don’t want those kids, it’s better to not have them.

Making this choice is not an easy road to travel. It means having the courage to be different from most everyone else you know. You’ll have to write your own life script, since the traditional one doesn’t apply to you. You have to be strong, as you may face a lot of social stigma. Your family and friends might try to convince you to have kids — and if that doesn’t work, they might try to belittle you into it. You may have a hard time making new friends because most everyone else is having kids and that’s all they talk about anymore. You might also have a hard time finding a spouse (if you even want one) because every year the dating pool will shrink as more people in your age group will have kids.

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  • February 15, 2016
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Four Ways to Help Your Furnace Work Efficiently

Energy costs can be astronomical during the winter months, and a major contributing factor to this expense is your home’s heating system. You do not want to curb your usage of the furnace as this could potentially make your home environment very cold and uncomfortable. A better idea is to help your furnace to function more efficiently. Efficient functionality may also curb the need for furnace repair work throughout the season, and it could delay the need to schedule a new furnace installation service. These are some of the steps that homeowners can take to boost efficiency in their furnaces.

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  • January 17, 2018
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4 Reasons to Consult a Divorce Lawyer

Marriage, especially one with children, should not be discarded lightly. However, sometimes conditions arise that, despite counseling and patience, point to consideration of a legal separation or divorce. Here are four reasons to consider contacting a divorce lawyer who specializes in family law.

  • Simon
  • January 9, 2018
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5 Services a Moving Company Can Offer

Working with a moving company means a less stressful move for you. Professional movers Toronto will carry the burden of loading and unloading your belongings so that you can focus on other things. Using the various services can simplify your move even further.

  • Simon
  • January 7, 2018
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5 Tips to Consider When Looking For Orthodontists

In the past, orthodontists were associated with the correcting of children smiles, but today, there are more adults seeking orthodontic treatment for a myriad of other issues as well as to correct teeth problems they have had since they were young. Presently, they help people of all ages to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. In this guide, we look at what to look for when you are in need of orthodontic treatment from Whitby orthodontics .

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  • December 30, 2017
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Four Reasons to Invest in a Driveway Motion Sensor

There are numerous steps that you could take to enhance your home’s property security. For example, you could upgrade your locks, use smart home features to turn your interior lights on and off throughout the evening hours and more. You may not realize that investing in something as simple as a driveway motion sensor could have incredibly beneficial results. After you learn more about the benefits of buying a motion sensor driveway alert, you will see why this is an excellent feature to add to your home as soon as possible.

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  • November 25, 2017
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How to Find a Comfortable Amount for your Charitable Monthly Donation

If you have decided to donate monthly to a charity of your choice, you may now be trying to find a comfortable amount to donate. Charitable giving can make you feel wonderful inside, and it can help you to make a difference in the world even when you are not able to donate your time to a cause that you care about. Whether you have decided to give a monthly donation to children’s charities , disability charities or other types of organizations, you may be trying to find an amount that is comfortable for your budget.

  • Simon
  • July 3, 2017
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Home Security Systems May Cut Down Insurance Costs

Protecting a home is a matter of safety. No one wishes to go through the horrible experience of an intruder breaking into a property and threatening those inside. Burglars that target residences that are unoccupied may be less of a threat, but they do inflict financial losses by absconding with property. Chubb Edwards can — and do — cut down on losses associated with property theft. The installation of alarms and cameras presents another way in which homeowners may avoid losses. The installation of security systems could cut down on insurance costs.

  • Simon
  • April 26, 2017
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Why Your Personal Injury Lawyer’s Specialization Matters

If you live in a larger town, you may have access to the services of many Toronto personal injury lawyer who may vie for the opportunity to represent you in your upcoming case. Some attorneys specialize in the broad niche of personal injury law, taking on all types of cases that fall under this umbrella. Others, however, specialize in a specific area of personal injury law. For example, one personal injury lawyer may specialize in car accident cases, and another may specialize in medical malpractice. It may be in your best interest to hire a skilled, experienced attorney who specializes in a relevant personal injury niche, and there are a few good reasons for this.

  • Simon
  • March 9, 2017
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Tips on How to Choose the Right Family Lawyer in Canada

Being in a family sometimes requires a lawyer to handle all the legal issues that might arise. Family lawyers can lend a helping hand in estates, wills, property division, divorce and marriage agreements. It is imperative you hire a family lawyer Toronto if you have children, a spouse or old parents who may require extra care. However, many people in Canada often end up in family problems without a lawyer because they think it is a complex process to get one, which is not true. Here are tips on how to choose a lawyer in Canada.

  • Simon
  • February 6, 2017
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How to Get Your Child Psyched About Summer Camp

You may get warm and fuzzy feelings when you think about sending your child or teen to Ontario summer camps, but that may not be the feeling that the child gets at all. In fact, your child may be afraid or even angry at you. He may perceive that you are sending him away to some dreadful place. The following are some tips on how you can get your child in the mood and in the groove to go through camp effectively:

  • Simon
  • January 11, 2017
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3 Effective Ways to Market Your Baby-Related Business

If you own your own business in the baby-related industry, you are probably always looking for ways to promote your company and bring in even more business. Luckily, there are many ways of doing so. From getting on social media to attending a baby show or baby expo at a local convention centre, you have a ton of options for raising awareness about your business and bringing in even more interested people.

  • Simon
  • January 11, 2017
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Goat Milk- The Perfect Solution for Anyone with Milk Allergies and Lactose Intolerance

There has been an increased intake of goat milk globally than ever before. The milk is healthier and more nutritious when consumed raw and organic than in the goat dairy products such as butter, ice cream, dried milk products, cheese, yogurt, or evaporated milk. Goat milk formula has 13% more calcium than the cow’s milk. Goats produce 2% of milk in the whole world, which is very hard to acquire the milk in most parts of Canada.

  • Simon
  • January 5, 2017
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3 Things to Think About Before You Go Back to Work After Having a Baby

Whether you are expecting your first child or you are at home with your new bundle of job and are planning to head back to work soon, you may want to take a closer look at the impact heading to work will have your life. There are many benefits associated with having a two-income household as well as with continuing on with the development of your career. There is also a child care Toronto advantage associated with having your kids immersed in a stimulating and active environment every day. However, there are also some downsides associated with heading back to work that may make the decision harder for you to make. As you weigh your choices, consider these valid points.

  • Simon
  • January 4, 2017
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Mommies want every day to be about them

I just saw something so stupid I had to stop what I was doing and report it. Please forgive me for watching Lifetime channel, but they play repeats of Frasier in the morning and I’m still amused by that show. This is what I heard this morning: This Saturday it’s Lifetime’s “Going into Labor” Day […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Kids For Sale

Here is some mandatory reading for anyone considering having kids! I know he thinks this is funny, but the fact that most of it is true kinda makes it scary: Kids For Sale Thanks to Childfreedom for sharing the link with me. Update: And now he’s upset because us evil childfree people are talking about […]

  • Simon
  • December 9, 2016
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Mommies are insecure, especially while claiming they aren’t

I had a run in with a couple of insecure mommies this week. These gals know a childfree friend of mine, but the term “frenemies” seems to apply here. Normally I wouldn’t dredge out all this drama, but it highlights something I’ve been saying for a while now about angry moms who lash out at […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Mommies Buy Useless Crap

This is probably the dumbest thing I’ve heard of in a while and yet mommies are ga-ga over it. It’s The Shandle. No wonder people with kids are broke – they’ll buy anythingthat other mommies tell them is the “in” thing to buy, no matter how useless. (Admittedly this is a cheap piece of shit […]

  • Simon
  • December 9, 2016
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Woot! Hate Mail!

That Daddy Blogger that I linked to last week and his people are still not over it (*eyeroll*) so now I got this trolling email. Which is fine but it’s such obvious trolls it takes all the fun out of it. I just wish I could get some GOOD hate mail. It’s been slow around […]

  • Simon
  • December 9, 2016
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Looking for NaNoWriMo writing buddies?

Slightly off topic, but anyone NaNoWriMo-ing this year? Some of you may not have heard of NaNoWriMo. It’s a project to get amateur writers who claim “someday I’m going to write a novel” to start writing one. You start a fresh novel idea November 1st and the goal is to reach 50,000 words by the […]

  • Simon
  • December 9, 2016
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MomsRising=Parents Deserve Special Rights!

A rather reasonable friend of mine, who has kids but I wouldn’t consider a “breeder,” mentioned something about the website “MomsRising” to me recently. I’ve heard mention of it a couple of times before, but never checked it out, for fear it was one of those breederiffic mommy-feel-good websites. But when this reasonable friend mentioned […]

  • Simon
  • December 9, 2016
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Get therapy not kids!

Seen this week on Post Secret: The real reason I do want to have kids is that if I do get divorced or my future husband dies, I won’t be lonely and I can meet new people through them. Really? You’re creating human beings because you have a fear of being alone and a fear […]

  • Simon
  • December 9, 2016
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Breeders & Holidays

A few thoughts on the holidays: Point 1: It really makes me ill at how much money people spend on their kids this time of year. These parents today are so afraid of their kids not liking them that they will spend way more than they can afford to give the kids everything they demand. […]

  • Simon
  • December 9, 2016
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One of the Worst Bingos

I’ve got a bingo! “So why don’t you have kids? Afraid of being a bad parent?” First of all, in my experience, it’s the people who were sure they’d make great parents, had no doubts, and went into parenting without even considering they might not be up to it who make the worst parents. People […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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