Thursday, July 01, 2010

Finally Updating

Yes I am still childfree. Yes we are still dealing with many of the issues that brought me to blog in the first place, but life gets in the way. I still get emails and messages hoping I'll update now and again, so here I am. I'm going to try to blog weekly, but we'll see how that goes. There's certainly plenty for me to sound off about.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! I've missed you.

Rebecca said...

Awesome! You're back!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you will be updating- It is so nice to see someone who feels how I do. I recently found your blog and love it. I am 27 and I am totally feeling pressure from family and all of my closest friends have babies or will be having them soon. I am not as open about it as you are. You have such courage.
It is hard for me to understand everyone's intense facination with babies. I was sitting in the doctor's office yesterday and a woman next to me had a baby crying as her ring tone on her phone. The longer she waited to answer it, the louder and more intense the crying got. All I could think was "Really?!?!" Who would want to hear that every time their phone rang- certainly not me.

Anonymous said...

It's nice to know there are others out there with similar experiences! I look forward to reading your new blogs.

Melly said...

Hi I hope you are able to update more, I'm having a hard time finding blogs written by people who don't want to have kids but aren't incredibly mean spirited..

Tara said...

I just happened across your web site and have been reading some of your old posts. I'm a reporter with the Chicago Tribune. Hoping to speak with couples who choose to be childless or postpone pregnancy for a story we're researching about declining birth rates. I'd love to pick your brain on this topic if you are open to speaking with a reporter. Thanks very much. My contact is tmalone@tribune.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, glad to stumble upon this blog. My husband and I are both 31 and we've been married for almost a decade (started young, obviously). He saw me through graduate school, and now I am a clinical psychologist who works primarily with children. I love children, they fascinate me and move me and I am auntie to a handful of wonderful small people. However, I just have no drive to have my own. My relationship with my husband is so fulfilling, rich, and peaceful - and full of lots of sleep.

Tarita said...

hi i found your blog through a random google search and as i was reading, felt like you have been inside my mind! i am an asian woman, 31, married for 6 years and can't figure out why i don't feel like having children. what amazes me is even though you and i come from different social circumstances, how similar the contexts are...awkward family get-togethers, sullen faces of my parents when they hear about new arrivals. i used to think this is because i live in an asian, traditional society which expects everyone to fit a certain mould. reading your blog makes me realize - hey, there's not much difference even through we live miles apart. Really related to what you have expressed. Keep writing!

Anonymous said...

hi, i am a male 32. and my girl gets really upset, in these family/social gatherings.

i would be really interested to know - how you handle these circumstances ! keep writing !

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and have to thank you. I'm 31 and my husband is 40. Having kids never felt right for us. I have health issues that could make it dangerous to be pregnant, and now I think it would be selfish to have a child when my husband would be 60 before it graduated high school.
Just last night my sister-in-law gave me the whole "you'll regret it when you're older, it's different with your own, your life must be so empty without kids" speech. I needed your comments. Thanks so much!