Author: Jula Pereira

Life as a Childfree Indian

I never set out intending to be childfree, but this is where my life has brought me. My friend created this wonderful site called Childfree Indian and I recently wrote a testimonial for it.  When...

The Atrocious Cost of Childcare

My mom took care of preschoolers for a living and then later in her career, she moved into the nursery room. It was full of squirming, crying, chubby babies and she had her work...

Why the Thirties are a Thousand Times Better

My birthday is today (yay!), so I’ve been unnaturally nostalgic and reflective recently. One of the things that I have been thinking about is how great it feels to be in my thirties. I’m halfway...

The Baby Tsunami

Jessica (not her real name) is one of the most social people I know. Once when we had lunch together in a downtown restaurant, we ran into her childhood babysitter as well as two...

Not a Conscious Decision: It Just Happened

This contributor named Helena (not her real name) lives in Slovakia, a country where not many people consciously choose to not have children.  Thank you for sharing your story.  I especially related to the challenges of connecting...

Fun with Fur Babies

When I encounter a lot of childfree people, I tend to see a common theme: complete and utter gratitude for the furry beings in their lives. Many people out there seem to really pour...

The Freedom to Create

“I was across the street,” she says sheepishly, holding her paper cup of tea from another café. I order my decaf latte and we sit down outside. It arrives with a beautiful formation of...

At Least One of Us Is Happy

This testimonial was sent to me by Jane (not her real name), a sixty-four year old childfree woman who is struggling to find connection with people in her community. I appreciated her honest, straightforward writing. Thanks for...

The Urge to Splurge and Procreate

Someone told me once that she always wanted a baby ever since she was young. She spent countless hours volunteering with kids and babysitting them.  When she finally had one, parenthood turned out to be...