It’s new year’s resolution and year-in-review time, so I’m looking backward in order to look forward.
Despite the unlucky thirteen twaddle, I’m bullish on the incoming year. Much good is pent up and ready to burst out of the starting gate. Trust me.
And, despite rumors to the contrary, 2012 was a pretty jolly romp too. Is it possible that life’s just a twitch better when bathed in childfree limelight? I suspect the answer is yes. Yes!
And yet in the coming year I do firmly resolve to direct my mixed blessings upon several slightly more child-centric themes such as watersports, chocolate and uncle-dom. It’s high time I divulge my #1 reason for childfreedom and examine it methodically vis-à-vis AAA (aquatic adrenaline adventures), dark vs. milk cacao derivatives (It really does matter if you’re black or white!) and the merits of nieces and nephews. Hold onto your contraceptives, WNKers, I detect the first tremors of a maturity avalanche… And gravity always wins!
But before it does, let’s take a revealing glance in the rear view mirror. 2012 was a big year for Why No Kids? Why? Well, we suspect it has very little to do with our journalistic prowess and plenty to do with the childfree zeitgeist which is washing the globe free of preconceived baby bias just in time. The bottom line is the childfree space is buzzing. No. It’s exploding. No longer niche, childfree dialogue is mainstream. It’s — dare I say it? — almost hip.
Top Twelve 2012 on Why No Kids?
Anyway, enough prologue, and on with the top 2012 posts on Why No Kids:
- 10 More Reasons to Not Have a Baby
- Motherhood: Decision, Not Destiny
- Why no kids? Childfree celebrities!
- Childfreedom: More Happiness
- How much $ can I save by not having babies?
- Happy Non-Parents Day!
- Why Are You Childfree?
- Is Having Kids Selfish?
- Childfree Women Lack Humanity
- Photo Essay: Childfree Celebrities
- Childfree Families
- Nulliparity Health Risks
I remain a bit perplexed by the perennially popular childfree celebrity fascination, but I’m thrilled with interest in parenting as choice not default, the relationship between childfreedom and happiness and childfree finances. And the ongoing popularity of Miriam Schaer’s controversial exhibition has inspired us to take another look. What’s the artist up to in 2013? Stay tuned.
What’s on your top twelve childfree list?