Different Shores

– Childfree LIVING


Childfree / Childless / Non-Parent Perspectives On Life, Interesting Places and Other Stuff

It’s strange being a married non-mother when you pass the age of forty. Why aren’t there more of me? What can I use as the excuse for my embarrassing “career”? Why do I always make a point of telling people I hate cats? Why do I sometimes feel I should be filling my time in a more useful way?

I wasn’t sure whether this would be a childfree lifestyle blog or a childless by circumstances blog.

But it’s turning out to be the former (I think…).

I’m trying to find a footing in a society that seems to have become more family-fixated and baby-mad than ever.  I want to be cool with the fact that I don’t need to be Helen Mirren – I am allowed to not have children and just be my average, non-overachieving self.

Hey world: not everyone can have kids, not everyone wants kids and not everyone should have kids … am I right?

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