This past weekend, I had a brand new experience. I went to Mr. Beard's Grandfather; LD's 99th birthday party. Having been, and continuing to be inspired by him for almost 20 years, I thought I'd share some of the lessons he's passed down. Accepting Family For the past 18 years, not once has LD asked… Continue reading Got 99 Problems, But a Family Ain’t One: 4 Lessons You Need to Learn From a 99-Year-Old
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
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
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!