Use These Tips to Have A Lovely Holiday with A Relative Suffering from Mental Illness

When it comes to matters regarding holiday planning, there are a lot of factors that you generally need to consider. Things like your financial burdens, your social obligations, time strains, etc. can all put a lot of strain on a holiday. But what exactly happens when you have a mentally challenged relative or family member accompanying you on the trip? According to psychotherapist Mississauga having a relative suffering from mental illness shouldn’t affect your holiday negatively.

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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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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Dr Phil’s Childfree Segment

Someone alerted me that Dr. Phil was doing a show on the childfree today and that I needed to watch, so I taped it. I wasn’t sure I wanted to watch it, as Dr. Phil is almost as bad as Oprah for pandering to stay-at-home-mommydom, but I decided to risk it and made sure to […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Facebook Inspired Rants

These rants are brought to you by STFU Parents and Facebook. First of all, some mommy whines that the waitstaff at restaurants call her baby a “half” when talking about how many needed at a table. (i.e. Mom and Dad plus baby equals 2.5) Funny how these mothers never have a problem paying halfprice for […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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An Infertile Raped My Ear

Is there anyone more annoying than infertiles? Okay, screaming, misbehaving kids in every public place we go these days are certainly more annoying. But infertiles are high up on the list of annoying people. I’ve never known anyone who whined more than infertiles! A couple of years ago someone pointed me to an infertile blogger […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Parents Are Not Responsible Part II

Someone contacted me to pass this story on. I don’t have the actual story link because I couldn’t find one. I’ll have to tell you the story the way it was told to me. Somewhere in some state where hell froze over, there was a school district that decided classes didn’t need to be canceled […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Bob Marshall Approves!

If you live in Virginia, go ahead and punch a Republican in your state for me. Anyone who would vote for this idiotdeserves a good punch*. State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy. He made that statement Thursday at a press conference […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Childfree Friendly Doctor Resource List

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be making a new page for my site with a list of doctors who perform permanent or semi-permanent sterilization on childfree people without too much hassle. Please comment here or email me (phoena @ happilychildfree DOT com) to recommend your doctor or clinic. Please let me know what […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Proper Way to Maintain a Friendship

Remember the time I talked about how mommies make bad friends? Here’s a perfect example:”Can Friendships Derail When Babies Come On Board?” Basically, it is about “Joanne”(non-mom) and “Michelle” (mommy) and their friendship. Joanne doesn’t have kids but has a busy career instead. When her old college friends had their first babies, she sent them […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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To Drink or Not to Drink

One of my biggest pet peeves is myth that “pregnant women shalt not drink a drop of alcohol lest the child surely turn out retardeth”. Well, you know, looking around at the general population, if that’s true, I’d guess 90% of mothers must be drinking during pregnancy because I’m surrounded by idiots! Maybe that’s what […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Share your sterilization experience stories!

Now that I posted the information on the childfree-friendly doctors, I have been getting a lot of requests for more information about people’s experiences with various procedures (Essure, Vasectomy, etc) and the costs. I know that everyone’s experience and cost will be different, so I decided to start this thread for you all to discuss […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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The Baby Trap by Ellen Peck

I recently obtained a copy of the book The Baby Trapwritten by Ellen Peck, a childfree author. The book was published in 1971 and is now out of print, so if you see a copy, snatch it up. It’s pretty good, despite being a bit dated (the whole chapter on birth control and abortion is […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Let me tell you something about respect

I got a little ramble-y on this one, but bear with me. I’ve been hearing a fair amount of parenting whine lately that goes like this: You childfree people refuse to respect our choice to have babies. You people say you want respect for your choices, but you won’t automatically respect me as a parent! […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Combating Crisis Pregnancy Centers

This month, Austin [Texas] City Council Members unanimously voted to require CPCs [Crisis Pregnancy Centers] to post signs disclosing the services they don’t provide – becoming only the second city in the nation with this protective measure! (link) What an awesome new law! Baltimore (Maryland) is the only other city to do this. Now women […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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German Childfree?

I got this email about a week ago, asking for anyone from Germany who might like to share their experience for a soon-to-be-published in Germany childfree book. I live in Germany, and although the difference between Childfree and childless would also perfectly work in German, the idea of childfreedom doesn’t really exist here. So I […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Post Secret is Honest on Mother’s Day

I know some of you were expecting an awesome Mother’s Day rant from me today, but I don’t have it in me right now. I thought about complaining about how creepy it is that women think Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day is sort of the same thing, but that’s about all that needs to be […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Lap Babies & the Agencies & Parents Who Don’t Care About their Safety

Articles like this (NTSB: Give babies their own airline seats) annoy the hell out of me. Why? It’s not that I’m against giving babies their own seats. It’s stuff like this (emphasis mine): The National Transportation Safety Board is urging parents to buckle baby carriers into airline seats instead of holding infants in their laps […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Be A Better Neighbor

Occasionally people send me articles and ask me to comment on them. Sometimes I don’t because I can’t find anything interesting to say, but this typical entitlement mommy really annoyed me. Here’s my thoughts on the article, Love thy neighbour? Not with kids. The article stars off with the woman complaining her neighbor isn’t understanding […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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How about this: Don’t Bother

Another one from Australia: How to stay friends with parents I won’t quote the whole article, but I’ll show you a chunk of it. Take a gander: Here’s my five rules for dealing with friends who are parents. Rule 1: 5pm to 7:30pm is never a good time to call. And if you want to […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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Vote! (Just don’t vote for Rick Perry)

I’m dwindling off-topic slightly, but bear with me just this once: Attention American readers: Elections are next month and I’m reminding you to vote. It’s so incredibly important that you do. Even if you don’t like the politicians, even if you don’t think any of them will be any good, even if you think your […]

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  • December 9, 2016
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