Category Archives: Childless or childfree

Parenting solo in the news

http://www.newsmax.com/newswidget/Poll-Changing-Families/2013/05/30/id/507223 An Associated Press-WE tv poll of people under 50 found that more than 2 in 5 unmarried women without children — or 42 percent — would consider having a child on their own without a partner, including more than … Continue reading

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Time passes.. things stay status quo

I thought to give up blogging, but I miss it!  The basic update:  I am very single, with all manner of men hovering like mosquitoes or hummingbirds, depending on the moment.  No sex, though – unless you count some pretty … Continue reading

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plan B: a personal manifesto

the conversation with an older male close friend: Me: “I’m not giving up, I’m just accepting that plan A doesn’t seem to be working for me, for whatever reason.  It’s time for something new.  Here’s the plan B:  I finish … Continue reading

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honorable

These were the initial questions I set out to answer with this blog.  I didn’t expect the answers to pop out like the answers on a Magic 8 ball, but there has been some popping recently. Q:  Can you live … Continue reading

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Letting it all out

Unrequited grief is as crippling as unrequited love, and it can last a lifetime, because grief is patient.  –“You’re not crazy, you’re grieving”, gateway-women.com I’ve been thinking a lot on grieving.  It all started with a quote I read on … Continue reading

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On who is cooking dinner

“After Dad died, we worried that Mom would just survive on jello and cottage cheese, since he had done all the cooking.”  -Jane Ginsburg In the New Yorker article, Ruth Ginsburg, 80, Supreme Court Justice of the US, says, “It … Continue reading

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child-free by choice, guy style

I went on *three* dates this weekend.  It was like all the guys who had been waiting for my long distance kerfuffle to end decided to make their moves at the same time.  Unfortunately, two of these gentlemen were whole-heartedly with … Continue reading

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Ordinariness

While motherhood is an incredible vocation, it has no more inherent worth than a childless woman simply being who she is, to the utmost of her capabilities. To think otherwise betrays a belief that being a thinking, creative, productive, and … Continue reading

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Douthat wants ‘More Babies Please’

I’ve been down in the ditches: Fighting a good fight to create a plan for my life that might actually be successful.  Mr. Douthat of the NYT has put out a call to arms for Americans to have more babies … Continue reading

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On being thankful

I know. It’s Thanksgiving.  Before I rant a little, know that I am thankful to be healthy, and able to love my dog, and am grateful for the friends I do have.  I have a job that is perfectly suited … Continue reading

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