From the December 2012 - Childfree Times that I publish each month on my main blog (so ya it means that I've not posted everything from the entry since some of it is links to various pinterest boards that are of a childfree nature.
ARTICLES and BLOG ENTRIES
Childfree, why so mean to parents?
First: I know. Parents are also guilty of being mean to the child-free, calling us “selfish” and whatnot. So, I can see responding to a particular person who makes a particularly offensive remark. But why throw unbidden offensive remarks out into the world, ourselves? sylviadlucas.com/2012/12/04/childfree-why-
Stop Trying to Convince Your Critics – Psychology Today on child-free women
No one asked me during Thanksgiving why I am still single. Hallelujah. That leaves the other question. Not, “Do you have children?” but, “What do you mean you don’t have kids?”partyofones.com/tag/childfree/
Infertility: Adopting Versus Embracing Childfree
Can you imagine living in a culture in which it was not the norm to automatically leap to a parenting-at-all-costs strategy, perhaps even a culture in which infertility was interpreted as a call to do something meaningful with one's life other than parenting? www.rebeccahawkes.com/2012/11/infertility-
As I am in my twenties I see that being childfree is not taking the popular road and when others hear about our decision I am quickly faced with an array of worried looks and questions as to whether I have thoroughly thought this though. When in fact being childfree is one of the most thoughtful and researched decisions I have ever made. I often wonder, do people thoroughly research and think about their decision to have children?samvidbeauty.com/2012/12/thoughtfully-chil
How about we all stop asking invasive questions about why people do/don't have children?
This society seems to take a very “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” stance when it comes to children and whether or not you’re going to have them.www.xojane.com/issues/childfree-childless-
Childless couples may not live as long as parents study suggests
Having children may lengthen your life as women are four times more likely to die if they are not mothers, a study has found.www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9723
Man Bemoans Selfish Women Not Having Enough Kids
Ross Douthat set off a firestorm with a column urging American women to stop being decadent and have more babies. In a follow-up blog post, he explains that raising children is easier than it used to be, so there’s really no excuse for women to be so selfish.www.outsidethebeltway.com/man-bemoans-self
Brenda Horrocks: Childless at Christmas: A survival guide
Create a list of things you enjoy doing together. Pick one item each week and have it be your special holiday of the week. Take time to focus on one another and enjoy things you cannot do with children — like late night movies, fancy restaurants, an overnighter at a favorite hotel, sleeping in followed by a late morning breakfast. Remember, even though you don’t have children, you are still a family. www.deseretnews.com/article/865568719/Chil
Do Women Have to Be Childless to Combat the Wage Gap?
Imagine being in a country where there wasn’t a wage gap. Or what about just being in one where it is the women who out-earn the men?www.thegrindstone.com/2012/12/20/career-ma
Fathers earn almost a fifth more salary than childless men
The "fatherhood pay bonus" means that the salaries of men who have children before they are aged 40 are likely to be 19 per cent more than childless colleagues, the Daily Mail reported.www.news.com.au/money/money-matters/father
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Cals Burned for 6 years = 2,359,000
6 years Deficit Total = 1,729,800
Should have lost: 250 to 495 pounds
Actual loss = 139 lbs and 50 inches from core
| Pounds lost: 48.0