Here’s to the Childless Women

This December I turn 35.

Now, more than ever, it’s fascinating to witness the responses of people I don’t know when they ask about my life situation.

“Do you have kids?”


“Are you married?”


“Have you ever been married?”


“Do you want kids?”


At 34, I think my mind is pretty well made up.

Am I going to suddenly decide I want to birth and care for a child? It’s highly unlikely. I’m still focusing on caring for myself. Sometimes I wonder if I’m even able to have childrenyou’d think I would have had a slip by now.

Sure, I could accidentally get pregnant, or I could meet a partner who influences me to have a change of heart. Hell, I could simply just change my mind.

I doubt it though.

Being a parent is not easyand I commend the people who parent with all their heart and soul. It’s a huge job- but it isn’t for everyone.

Here’s to the women who followed their hearts and didn’t sway their decisions because they were told what they “should” do. Here’s to the women who have decided that they didn’t want to take responsibility for another human. Here’s to the women who realized it wasn’t in the child’s best interest for them to take responsibility.

Here’s to the women who are childless- and just because they don’t have a child doesn’t make them any less of a woman.

No matter what you choose, here’s to you- because our own decisions are just that: our own. ❤️

2 thoughts on “Here’s to the Childless Women

  1. Hi Kristin! Great post as always you have genuine content! Just because society thinks you should be either married or have children does not give anyone the right to tell you how to live. People try to tell us how to live by asking all those questions and assuming its the norm. Well no we all need to own our lives and stand up for who we are and what we want. #bosslady #strongwomen #independentladies

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