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It doesn’t bother me when I hear my current neighbor’s dog barking but it always used to drive me nuts when I would hear my previous neighbors baby! anyone else? 

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I made a comment to a friend about my ambivalence as a childfree person toward family leave policies, and this is what he wrote back.🤬 How should I respond, 🐠??

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I’m consciously trying to unlearn the habit of saying “congratulations” when someone says they’re having a baby. It’s not an accomplishment!😂 Plus, I want to counter the assumption that having childr… more

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I’ve been on the fence about kids but leaning towards no. I’m likely going to lose my partner who I love very much. I’m devastated.

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When I first started dating my boyfriend about 11 months ago, I told him I didn’t want kids. He said he didn’t really want them either so I thought I’d lucked out and found another person who wanted t… more

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How do you mitigate feeling like somewhat of an “outcast” for not wanting to have children? I’m only 25 but have always known it wasn’t for me. Now I’m seeing how my choice, and I don’t foresee myself… more

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Aunt lesson learned today: Apple juice is kept on the shelves, not in a refrigerated section, at the store. 🤷‍♀️

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Any folks in here who live in Seattle or have lived there? Moving this year and investigating neighborhoods for livability. I want to see more greenery than concrete. Recommendations appreciated!! 🌲�… more

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Friday Funnies 😂 Have a wonderful childfree weekend!

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Anyone willing to connect and share location/age? It’s been harder and harder to make friends and would love to find my people :)

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Thrilled to be hosting Mother’s Day brunch for my MIL and SIL. Even more thrilled that at the end of the day, my house will be child free. Party on, friends!

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Anyone else hate Mother’s Day? I feel like I have to explain why I don’t have kids and I absolutely love my family, but they always include me in Mother’s Day celebrations... they give me cards and gi… more

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Do other child free fish out there feel like it’s harder to push back on inconvenient hours because they don’t have a hard deadline of school pickup/family commitments? Has anyone had success at manag… more

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Okay so dating in my 20s was annoying. Any guys who wanted an actual relationship also wanted kids. I assumed as I reached my mid 30s this would start to level out. Instead I’m finding the dating pool… more

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As I chauffeur my husband and dog around (husband’s car is in shop), I am so thankful I don’t have to do this every day with children.

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I'm in my mid-40 (female) and am finding that my friends are trending a lot younger because so many people my age have kids and I don't find talk about their kids interestingor want to manipu… more

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No exotic animals here

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Moving to Austin in a couple of months, can anyone provide insight into great neighborhoods for childfree folks under 30? My SO will be out of town a lot for work and I am looking for safe, dog-friend… more

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Happy Friday Childfree friends! A huge welcome to all of our new members - we’ve jumped to over 600! Who else is (not so) patiently waiting for it to be the weekend?

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My boyfriend wants kids. The only kids I want are the ones with fur and 4 legs. He loves them because he has nieces and nephews, but he doesn’t even wake up when our senior cat cries at night or throw… more

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Saw this on Etsy the other day and loved it!

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Anyone find dog moms and dads to be annoying as hell? Why do they think I should like dogs or eventually get one when I tell them I dislike dogs and enjoy having the freedom to travel without having a… more

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I don’t want kids (or more than one pup at a time) but what do I do with all these names I want to name things! 😂

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This weekend a good friend (who recently became a mom) was talking about her brother, who she said “was too selfish to have a kid,” despite knowing I don’t ever want kids. Anyone else hear comments li… more

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Friday story: A guy commented on "childfree" in my dating app profile that "you'd be quite the outlier if you don't change your mind by 30". Me inside: None of your busines… more

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I’m childfree and love it for now, but I can’t help but wonder if I’ll regret never having *a* kid. Anyone else?

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I feel more and more strongly that childfree is part of my identity… is that weird? I see ladies put "mom" in their social media bio and I feel the impulse to put childfree in mine lol, alth… more

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I saw all of the photos of everyone's family for Easter and the Easter activities they were doing like egg decorating. I was so relieved that I actually felt no jealousy or regret, and was happy t… more

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Anyone here child free because they weren’t asked to be born and wouldn’t do that to someone else?

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When do you have conversation about not wanting kids in the future when start dating someone new? Late twenties F dating late twenties M, not exclusive yet. I think I am afraid to bring it up to learn… more

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As a lady who likes cute little stuffs, I wonder… do you have any childfree related merchandise items to recommend, like the pin in this bowl's profile picture? Idk, any good car or laptop sticker… more

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Anyone on here child free because of how bad your parents were at parenting?

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Happy childfree weekend. This weekend I jumped on a plane and flew to Miami for some spontaneous ☀️👙 🍻 with a guy I met here on Fishbowl (singles bowl). I had to get someone to look after my🐴 but t… more

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When people in the women’s bowl say 40 isn’t too late to have kids

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Happy childfree weekend everyone. What are your plans? I’m going for a morning hike and then I’ll ride my horse and this afternoon i’m going to be prepping the garden for the spring planting. … more

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38 and child free not by choice. My partner and I tried for the last few years and learned it won’t happen naturally. Been delaying IUI because mid thirties were too fun and now we aren’t as motivated… more

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Women in the bowl: do you feel like childless women are ignored in the national narrative around covid economy?I’m really glad there’s more talk about improving work life, child/fam care given how man… more

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