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I Am Happily Childfree

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    I Have Bigger Plans - There are four generations and sixteen families sprawled on the green lawns. Picnic tables are covered with rag-tag cloths of every imaginable color, and...
    ParadisePoet ParadisePoet 18-21 2 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    So Many People - Have children because it's seen as the normal thing to do. Those of us that don't want children are often considered as some sort of aberration, or as selfish...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 20 Responses May 4, 2012

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    I Love Children, Other People's! - Children are wonderful. when they are babies, toddlers, and then they start to have personalities, attitudes, and minds which don't want to obey...
    xxxo222 xxxo222 46-50, F Aug 27, 2012

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    Childfree and Loving It - I like kids and everything. I do. But when I finally realized that I didn't want any, and that I felt all right about that, it was a very happy day for me...
    palinura palinura 36-40, F 4 Responses May 15, 2007

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    It's Just Who You Are - I think I knew when I was about 10 years old that I didn't want to be a mom. It just seemed the natural way I thought about my life. We give some kids...
    GloriaBow GloriaBow 56-60, F Aug 9, 2012

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    I absolutely have no regrets and no desire to have children, however I find myself always explaining why I don't want kids to women with children, especially the woman who complain...
    Hunnilovee Hunnilovee 31-35 5 Responses Mar 15

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    I Love Being Childfree, Beyond Grateful! - I am 57 years old, gay, in a gay marriage, live in north central Texas. I knew when I was 18 years old that I never wanted to have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 22, 2013

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    I Don't Need to Justify It to Anyone. - Considering how desperately overpopulated the world is, it is still surprisingly taboo to be childfree. Especially if you're young (which I...
    ChainsOfGonzo ChainsOfGonzo 22-25, F 12 Responses May 16, 2009

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    Happy To Be Childfree (Update) - Im pretty content with the idea of never being a mother. For adopted or biological children. Kids are not my thing. I mean I don't really...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 31 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    Don't Misunderstand - Many people seem bewildered, even outright angry, if you tell them you don't want children; the stories I have read by other people in this group confirm this...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 26-30 1 Response Aug 15, 2010

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    Happy To Be Childfree! - I'm Childfree. I've known I don't want kids since I was a teenager and had some experiences babysitting. I knew that as a parent, you can't give them...
    birchbark365 birchbark365 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    Am I The Only Non-breeder In Oz! - My husband and I are child free for environmental reasons and feel a little isolated and alone in Northern Australia. We are English and have...
    turbanexplorer turbanexplorer 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    Childfree Dating - I've dated men with kids in the past and I will never do it again. Provided he is not a deadbeat dad, his kids will always take priority over dating women. And...
    afdragon afdragon 31-35, F 13 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    To My Lovely Family And Friends - To My Lovely Family and Friends: As you continuiously point out at every oppurtunity, I am aware that my birthday is fast approaching, and my...
    TheTwilightQueen TheTwilightQueen 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2011

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    I Will Not Apologize!!! - Don't want nor have ever wanted them in any way, shape and or form. I don't dislike all of them, though I know most people consider me "THE ULTIMATE EVIL...
    TheTwilightQueen TheTwilightQueen 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    I Am A Happily Childree 40-something Female - I just wanted to say that I am a happily childfree 40-something Black female living in the Midwest. Many people find me strange...
    sharonkaysilks sharonkaysilks 46-50 3 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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    Who I Am - I am a 29 year old going to be 30 soon. I have been married 8 years. I do not have kids. I have never wanted kids but for a long time I wondered if I would want one...
    laurab29 laurab29 26-30 3 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    Freedom - My wife and I decided we wanted to wait a couple of years after getting married, so we had time to enjoy ourselves alone.    The "problem" is we...
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 2 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    I Feel Nothing - i am grateful that i question everything in life you cannot just go along with what everyone else is doing. as a child the idea of motherhood hit me like a ton of...
    islander22 islander22 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    Early Articulator And Still Going Strong - Once I realized that children were a choice at around age seven, I started saying I would not have any. Growing up on a farm, I saw (and...
    CelestialSkies CelestialSkies 31-35, F Sep 30, 2013

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    Serious Life Changes...and I Thought I Had It All Figured Out - I'm finally in a great relationship. We've been together for 2 years. He's my best friend and we never fight. We...
    curly311 curly311 26-30 5 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    I wish someone would explain to me what is the big Deal about having kids and raising a family. Female friends are always telling me im missing out on ONE of life's...
    pixiewolf89 pixiewolf89 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Would You Make A Good Mother? - Well, there are ways to tell. Here, I share with you some of the purest, truest tests of your children skills and maternal capabilities. Read on...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 26-30 1 Response Aug 21, 2010

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    Happily Childfree ... And My Crazy Life. - For as long as I can remember, I've been childfree. I never played with baby dolls growing up - always Hotwheels and animals. When I was...
    punkkitten punkkitten 22-25, F Nov 25, 2012

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    Why Ain't You Got Kids!? - When I was 21 and a junior in college, I worked at a big box discount store for two weeks. During my second week, I was physically attacked by one of my...
    gooseyloo gooseyloo 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Parenthood: Not For Me - I like kids. I have a long history of being a great babysitter. I love to explore the world through the eyes of a child, I love to teach, and I love how...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    Childfree And Loving It. - I am childfree by choice. I LOVE THAT TERM: CHILD FREE. I think I'm going to start using it when people ask me if I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    I wish someone would explain to me what is the big Deal about having kids and raising a family. Female friends are always telling me im missing out on ONE of life's...
    pixiewolf89 pixiewolf89 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Stopped Going Out With Insensitve Couples/relatives - Some relatives keep reminding me I'm not married and have no kids as if I forgot a day ago. I never cared strongly for either...
    Sarah198 Sarah198 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    God's Timing Is Impeccable - Gosh....where to begin?? Deep down I always knew that I didn't want to be a mother, but I tried to convince myself that I would someday change my mind...
    SymSym83 SymSym83 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2012

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    I Just Wasn't Meant To Be A Parent - I'm glad that I've found a place where I'm not committing a cultural blasphemy by saying that I absolutely do not want children. It's not that...
    kiuz645 kiuz645 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    I Love Children...As Long As They're Not Mine! - Though I didn't know of the word "childfree" yet, I decided at age 12 I wasn't going to have kids. I find kids very cute and (most...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    I Don't Want Kids, And Yes I'm Sure. - I don't want to have children during this lifetime. I didn't when I was little, always hated babysitting, and I don't now, and I'm pretty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    30+ Asian Cf Lady - I am a 30-something Asian-American woman living the CF lifestyle in Phoenix, AZ. I've always been a tomboy and I'm very close to my dad. I'm the oldest of 5...
    afdragon afdragon 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2010

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    Trolls On The Hunt - This little speech is for anyone who comes here, reads the title and the name of the group and STILL feels the need to leave a nasty rude comment on how they...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    33, Married, Childfree And Loving It!!! - I think my friends are a little envious of me, not that they would admit it. They have to work around feeding schedules, school hours...
    tones27tga tones27tga 31-35 4 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    See? I Never Did Change My Mind About It! - I always resented being told that I'd change my mind when I got older about not wanting to have kids. As far back as I can remember, I...
    trinityblossom trinityblossom 36-40 5 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    Not Changing My Mind - I told my mom when i was 5 that I couldn't have children, which was fine because I didn't want them anyways. She said I would change my mind. That was also...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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    I Am Childfree And I Have No Regrets. - I am fortunate in that I have not had too many people try and push the breeder agenda at me.  Every once in a while, though, someone...
    ZephyrSin ZephyrSin 41-45 6 Responses May 20, 2010

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    I Am A Non Breeder! - As a child, I played with dolls. I imagined having children and taking care of them during my games of "pretend." It is the social norm to think that, as a...
    KCCC96 KCCC96 31-35, F 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Um, Thought I Covered This Already - Maybe deleted first draft. Anyhooooo, well, to put it delicately, when I realized I was female, and not just human, the implications came in...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 6 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    I Don'T Want Kids - My mom wants me to have kids. Hahahahahaha NO. I have too many health issues that could be genetic. Plus, ain't nobody in the engineering field got time for the...
    hydroconvulsepengy hydroconvulsepengy 16-17, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Absolutely, Positively No Children... - Unless they have 4 paws, fur & a tail...
    lightwolfmelody lightwolfmelody 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    From An Early Articulator - I am what I've heard called an early articulator - I've known from a very early age that I've never wanted children. It's strange to many but even as...
    Cynanthrope Cynanthrope 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    My Choice - I do not have children. Nor do I want them.  Why?Why does it matter?  I'm not a kid person.  That ought to be enough.  Yes, I have my reasons.  Lots of them, and...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    I Want Children Like I Want Syphilis - It is erroneous to suppose that a person in possession of a womb must want that womb to be filled; that a woman must desire children as much...
    ISawIDreamed ISawIDreamed 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    I want nothing to do with parenthood. I've known this since I was twelve years old and my mind hasn't wavered since. If I could find a romantic partner who was also childfree, I'd...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    I Don't Need a Child to Live a Full Life - There are many reasons why I'm childfree, some of which I'll delve in to here. I was [technically] my mothers fifth child.  She...
    chaotic chaotic 26-30, F 10 Responses May 31, 2007

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    Nobody ever asks me why I don't want to be (say) a pilot, or a baker, or get a PhD, or move to New Zealand, or dye my hair green. I get tired of reciting my thousand good reasons...
    garnet612 garnet612 22-25 1 Response Jan 14

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    A Day In The Life - The rain beats down on a variety of surfaces. I can hear the pitter-patter on leaves, the singsong voice of it falling down the tin gutters, the deep drumming...
    ParadisePoet ParadisePoet 18-21 Oct 2, 2012

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    Practically Since Birth - Never in my life have I ever had the desire to reproduce. I don't really like kids, especially younger kids or infants. I'm fine with most teenagers or...
    crazycatlady616 crazycatlady616 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    I wish someone would explain to me what is the big Deal about having kids and raising a family. Female friends are always telling me im missing out on ONE of life's...
    pixiewolf89 pixiewolf89 41-45, F Mar 16

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