Becoming parents is part of a normal progression of life that the majority of people follow. Some become parents by surprise, some try and try and spend tons of money on fertility treatments or adoption. Others have it easy and children fall right into their plans exactly when they’re ready.
Having children, especially for women, is what is expected of us. Not having children is going against the grain. Growing up I always thought I would have kids eventually, because…. well, doesn’t everyone? I just figured that would happen far off in the future when I was with a partner and ready to “settle down.”
I found Paddy and we set off on our life adventure together. We both share a passion for travel and learning, spending time with our friends and family, and we enjoy our freedom. Once age caught up to us and my child-bearing years began the countdown, we realized we had to make a decision. We looked at our life and decided that we love it the way it is. Having kids would mean no time or money for everything that we love: travel, art, music, craft projects, throwing theme parties, etc. That and I kept waiting for the desire to become a mother to happen, and it still hasn’t. We love being Auntie and Uncle, and spending time with our friends’ kids. Kids can be very entertaining. But I think that’s about as close as we’re going to get.
This blog is for anyone who enjoys travel and adventure, learning and creativity. It is also for those who have also decided to go through life childfree and want to relate to another couple who has made the same choice. Because it’s okay to not have kids. Considering the overpopulation problem on this planet, the environment should thank you.
This blog is also for parents who have the ability to leave the kids with Grandma and Grandpa for the weekend and get away, parents who can pawn the teenagers who think their parents are so uncool off at a friends’ house so they can take a trip alone, or are ready to retire and see the world together. There are tons of blogs out there for traveling with kids that I’m sure have invaluable advice for family vacations. This isn’t one of them.