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    24 posts, 21 voices, 5771 views, started Nov 17, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 by Tracytn

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      Hi all. Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello! It doesn’t take much to get to know me here...my screen name should indicate that my name is Tracy and I live in Tennessee. And because I’m a member at this site, you can guess my age range, and since I joined this group then you know I don’t have children - mystery solved -lol!  

      I only have fur kids, but I lost my 14 yr old poodle to old age last month and it absolutely broke my heart.  

      I had one of those moments today that made me grateful I don’t have children...a lady was describing how thrilling it was that she has a babysitter tonight for when she attends a show she got tickets for, and how it also means she can go to the grocery store - and I mean she was REALLY excited about having time to grocery shop alone.  I was feeling grateful because it’s been rather nice to have always enjoyed the freedom to do something like grocery shop whenever I want to and in peace -lol!

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Hi Tracy

          I don’t have any children either. I have a stepdaughter and a step grandbaby but no children of my own.

          My husband is the headmaster of a college prep school and there are 400 kids there but that doesn’t count.

          I love kids and I enjoy interracting with them but I don’t have the responsibility of parenting.



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          Jenni0811 wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Childless here also...it has it’s benefits!



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I am mommy to 3 four-legged children. I have 3 step-kids but they are all grown and were older when I married their dad so it was a difficult transition - still is! My husband’s middle adult child is living with us. Suffice it to say - read my blogs to know how I really feel about it. I love children as well but never had a strong maternal instinct to have any of my own. I love being able to leave someone else’s children and come home to take a nap!!



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          Gina Venturini wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Hi Tracy,

          Welcome to Fab 40. I also only have 3 furry children with my husband and they keep be busy enough.  

          I feel my lifestyle as a struggeling artist just doesn’t fit kids into it however, I do teach music and art to children ages 6 months -5 yrs old. The great thing about it is the parents are also present while class is going on and I see them for 45 minutes a week.



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          Inakika wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Welcome Tracy!
          I too am a mom to human kids, 3 in fact, though like Teeky mine are all grown. I also have 2 fur children and I swear they mind better then their human siblings!
          I remember those days, when I could grocery shop alone or when I had a quiet house for a few hours, it was grand. Now, when I see a poor woman struggling with her brood as they attempt to shop, I recall those days and I’m glad they are behind me. Although there are times I miss my little boys. :)



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          Lightbringer wrote Dec 22, 2008
        • Hi, I too have furry-faced kids.  Two shelties: Jake is 10 and Zack is 1.  They are a lot of fun and the only time I have to be a taxi mom is when we go to the vet!

          I teach piano too 14 children currently and have taught at least a hundred over the last 25 years.  They all feel like they are my special kids.  And, yes, I’m glad when they go home and it’s quiet again (well except for the dog talk).



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          Idahobluecrab wrote Dec 23, 2008
        • Hi all—In case you‘re curious, I’m a Marylander living in Idaho now.  That’s idahobluecrab.  No children for me, no children for hubby—we were married late in life and discovered after all my years of fretting over those dadgum birth control pills, turns out I have unexplained infertility.  What irony!  Enjoyed four furry children but lost two last year to old age, so our brood is declining.

          Our family is incredibly small.  My parents have both passed.  My husband and I each have one sibling who chose not to have children and the other siblings...married each other!  My sister is married to his brother.  They had one daughter.  So we each have only one niece and she is the same person!  Needless to say, Christmas is pretty mellow around our house.  

          What kind of a holiday season do you experience not having children?



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          Lightbringer wrote Dec 23, 2008
        • Well, since I’m the oldest of 7 and have 26 neices and nephews and 5 greats plus my husband has 2 brothers (no children either), it can be a very noisy holiday if we are visiting my family and a very quiet holiday, as this year will be, when we visit my husband’s family.  We are spending Christmas day at home and traveling to his parents on Friday evening after work.  It is definitely more fun at my family’s events.



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          Cassandra wrote Dec 28, 2008
        • I do not have an children . I do cat rescue so I have taken care of alot of kittens in the years.My sister and niece have the kids and my husbands side of the family is overflowing with children . I do sometimes think of having kids but it is a fleeting thought and I could not have my life if we had kids, and I love my life . In the future I would like to adopt an older child , but for now my furry family members are all I need .



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          Kmarie wrote Dec 28, 2008
        • A  belated welcome Tracytn. I also am a member with no children just two of the four legged kind. Spoiled but I love them, they ar such characters



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          Denise Richardson wrote Dec 28, 2008
        • Hello Tracy and welcome, I’m a mother of two adult daughters and a Nana to a 2 year old grand daughter named Jadyn aka Tinkerbell she is my world, well trust me you’ll not find one dull moment here with us its like we’ve known each other for ever here and there is so much love here I love this site so sit back and prepare to laugh your head off because we can get crazy stupid silly lol.



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          Lightbringer wrote May 24, 2009
        • Joanne6, I’ve been married without children for 29 years and have at times wondered if I was abnormal too.  I’ve just never had the desire.  I enjoy my husband very much and our time together is wonderful.  I wonder if we had children, would our lives be that much different?  Probably as I like my quiet time, always have, and there wouldn’t be any with children.  I’m going to be 50 this year and the only regret is that I won’t have someone of my flesh and blood to take care of me when I’m older. But who’s to say that my children would have been around anyways.  Keith’s brother died last Sunday before both his parents.  There are no guarantees.  If I had it to do over, I’d make the same choice.  Married without kids is just fine by me.



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          Susan Dahringer wrote May 24, 2009
        • Good morning ladies,

          For those who don’t have children,there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

          Susan



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          Kyah wrote Sep 10, 2009
        • I never wanted children and when people ask me do I have any, I say no thank you! Society puts too much pressure on women to reproduce and unfortunately this world is filled with unwanted children, as well as children whose parents died from some disease or war. Only one of my cousins (and I have quite a few) had a child and only one of my closest friends had a child. It’s a matter of choice; and to be honest, I’ve had more 20 & 30 something women considering me as their second mother than I had ever expected, which is fine with me. Love is thicker than blood.



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          Faye43 wrote Sep 12, 2009
        • I was so glad to find this group. It can get very lonely in a world full of parents. I have chosen to not have children due to low finances so I can not say I will remain that way. I may not birth children as I am getting older and we choose permanent birth control because we never seem to have enough money. I do not want to raise children in that kind of environment. I am trying to find success in life and if I do I will sure have some furry friends and may also either have or help children. I have done my share of babysitting and loved it. I do not baby-sit for a living because although I love children I am not fond of babies.  So only the future can tell. I do agree that a lot of people have children who are not emotionally or financially ready for it and it is the children who suffer as a result.



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          Jill Harman wrote Jun 27, 2015
        • I have two furry friends. My cats: Mindy & Bear. They give me unconditional love and are there for me when I am down. I take care of them and they take care of me.  

          I like to be able to come and go as I please without being tied down to kids. I still have responsibilities if I go on a trip on who will take care of my cats. So in a way I do have children.



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