The fear of missing out. We've all been there. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. It doesn't matter if you are childfree by choice, childless because of biology or have a big, ever-growing family. Our lives are lived in comparison. She has what I want. What I need. What I have never even given a damn… Continue reading The Fear of Missing Out: What Did You Leave Behind When Considering the Kidfree Life
I'm struggling, and have been for a little while. As a childfree adult, and having recently moved, I feel like I lost my sense of community. That's the thing with living the kidfree life - you miss out on the readymade community that comes with having a child. The playgroups, school groups, hell even connections… Continue reading It’s Time to Take the Risk and Find Our Kidfree Community: Why Half Assing it Doesn’t Work
I used to weight 50 lbs more than I do today. It took me 4 years to go from being obese to having a normal BMI, but I did it. I didn't do it alone. Asking for guidance was the best thing I could have done for myself, and I will not be ashamed of… Continue reading The 3 lessons learned while on a weight loss journey: living an afraid and passive life, to losing 50 lbs and finding laughter again
Hi there! I just wanted to check in at day five and see what you are feeling proud of today. If you have been following along, your list may have a list like mine that's now 15 items long! How inspiring is that?! So, here is my check-in of what I have been proud of… Continue reading Time to Check-In on the KidfreeNotCarefree Pride Challenge! What are You Feeling Proud of Today?
Have you ever had a perfect moment, one where it almost feels magical? Yesterday was it for me. It started so quietly, on the couch, just Mr. Beard, myself and our cat Puck, who was curled up into me. I was knitting, my husband doing a crossword, some Ray LaMontagne softly playing over our stereo. All that… Continue reading Living Blissful Heartfelt Moments to Accepting You are Getting Older: The Trek into the Childfree Adulting Life
It's time for me to check-in and start my list of 21 things I am proud that I did! Today, I am proud that: I made healthy food decisions. We had leftovers instead of ordering in! I answered a difficult work email, in a very positive and turns out, helpful way I took the time… Continue reading The Day 1 Check-In of the KidfreeNotCarefree Pride Challenge: Time to list 3 things that made YOU proud today
I had a breakdown standing in my driveway the other day. I was furious. I was tired. I was stressed to my limits and my ride-sharing driver was arguing with me over text that he had arrived when clearly he had not. I was deep in the red fog once I finally took my seat… Continue reading Start the 7-day Pride Challenge: Write What You Are Proud Of & Start Rocking Goals Every Day
We have a hawk that comes and lands on an old telephone pole across the street every day. At 11 am each morning, this large, soaring beautiful bird flies overhead, swooping and landing just a few meters away from my living room. I love that it has a schedule that I can almost set my… Continue reading Discovering the Beauty of Our Childfree Every day Moments
I'm a big fan of Sex and the City. I own every season, and at least once a year, I'll go through and watch it from the very first episode to the grand finale with Big coming to the rescue. There's something about Carrie being a writer that drew me right in. I wanted to… Continue reading Baby, You’re One of a Kind
At this time of year, I find I am innodated with questions - What's your resolution? What do you want for the new year? and my (actual) favourite - What's your why? The problem is often in advertisements, webinars, online posts and chats with friends, people lace in their family with their own goals. I… Continue reading A Childfree Not Goal Free 2019!