Childfree & Thankful
And the latest in childfree podcast and events news.
Imagine this; you’re out for a leisurely summer stroll in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, gazing in awe at the waterfalls and basking in the success of a global conference celebrating the childfree lifestyle. A moment later, you’re dialling 911 while lying in the mud at the bottom of the hill you just slid down.
Of all the days to wear a white dress…
Eight weeks ago, that was me—my first (and hopefully last) broken bone at 38 years old. I’ve completed two weeks of physiotherapy and am now starting to walk without the cast or crutches.
Temporary loss of independence took a toll on my mental health, I’ll admit. I had help for the first ten days after surgery, for which I’m very grateful. However, I felt relieved to be on my own again once everyone left. Having someone in your house, whether temporary or long-term, affects the energy of your home. And I’m very protective of my personal space.
So, be mindful with whom you create a home life.
We celebrate Thanksgiving in October here in Canada. As I lay on my couch, with the casted leg elevated, mind numb from pain meds, I took comfort in the peace of my living space. How glad was I that I didn’t have kids to raise? I had everything I needed to make a full recovery. I don’t punch a time clock for anyone, and the Canadian healthcare system paid my hospital costs. All I had to do was rest and let my body heal.
Emergencies force you to look at what’s most important in life.
This one showed me how much autonomy and independence mean to me. And that any lover of mine must have their own house.
Childfree Girls Podcast
Here’s the latest episode of the podcast I co-host. We answer a viewer email asking about dating. The three of us have different views, as one of us is married, one is dating, and the other one is doing whatever the fuck she wants (me).
It’s also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Podbean, etc.
Childfree Convention (Formerly known as Childfree Conference)
The 2021 Virtual Childfree Conference was a 9-hour live stream event that featured over 30 international speakers, 15 topic panels, a halftime show, and live chat! Sponsored by StreamYard, we’ve now rebranded to a convention and are working on 2022!
In the meantime, we are happy to announce our first monthly event!
So, this is exciting! We’re reassembling the Childfree Guys Talk panel from the 2021 Virtual Childfree Conference to continue the conversation. This time, I get to moderate!
Visit the official Childfree Convention website to sign up and to learn more!
Replays of the 2021 Virtual Childfree Conference
In case you missed this epic event, here are the replays! The list of panels and speakers are time-stamped in the comment section.
A reporter working on a national radio piece about the growing childfree movement on TikTok asked if I’d provide some commentary. Of course, I said yes! What excites me the most is that mainstream media is starting to notice, asking why young people are speaking out about not wanting kids.
The reporter also mentioned the word “trend.” In truth, childfree is not a trend. Childfree people have existed for a very long time. My childfree network spans ages 16 to 80 years old! Sure, some would like this “trend” to die out with my childfree generation, but, um, sorry dude, the mathematics on that wish are impossible.
Childfree Morning Chat
Even while recovering from a broken ankle, I’ve continued to host this fantastic chat show every weekday morning!
Download the Clubhouse app on your iPhone or Android, search for Childfree Club and request to join. Tell them, “LeNora sent me!”
Never make drastic life decisions when you’re horny. Because once that feeling wears off and you resume everyday life, you may discover that person will erode your dreams.