How do you enhance your confidence? During a recent childfree group chat, the conversation of fat-shaming and body image came up. So, while this topic isn’t exclusive to childfree people, it’s relevant. Speaking up about not wanting kids has enhanced my confidence in other areas of my life. Taking a full-body selfie and posting it online is not something I often do—mostly because it takes too much time. But, as you can see, I took this one. I’m 5’3,” and I wear a size 14 dress. Size 10 shoe. Bra size? There are not enough letters in the alphabet.
Growing up in a religious environment taught me to hide my body rather than acknowledge it. This became a challenge when my boobs grew in 4th grade. That was the last time I was able to button up a shirt. It’s taken years to develop a healthy body image, recognizing the combination of genetics and my love for sugar. At 38, I can appreciate that I’ll never be as young as I am right now, and I’ll look back and think, why was I so concerned?
Loving yourself takes practice.
Childfree Girls Podcast
Episode 41 is a fun conversation that begins with a murder mystery. We had no idea what we were going to talk about when we hit record. And, we decided to leave the conversation unedited. Mostly. Bottom line, you’ll be entertained! You can watch the episode below or listen on your favourite podcast app. Search Childfree Girls.
Episode 13 is a conversation about needing more friends who don’t have kids. My brother, a single dad of two, shares why he wants more childfree friends. The funny thing is, I talk for 3 minutes at the start of this episode before my brother gets a word in!
Haha. Childfree representing!
You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcast/iTunes, PlayerFM, Google Podcast, and more! Click the image below to listen in the browser!
Childfree Club on Clubhouse app (iPhone)
Android users, you can participate in the conversation via The Bitchy Bookkeeper Instagram stories!
Childfree Morning Chat -Monday to Friday @10 AM EST
Childfree by Choice and Dating - Tuesdays @8 PM EST
Childfree Mental Health Check-In/Chat - Wednesdays @4:30 PM EST
Childfree: It’s a Choice - Thursdays @5 PM EST
Childfree Sunday Brunch - Sundays @11 AM EST
Childfree Club has over 300 members now! Daily audio-chats with childfree people from around the world! If you have an iPhone and want to participate in these conversations, email me for an invite! The Clubhouse app is still in beta testing, so you need an invitation to join the app. We have lots!
This brainchild of Isabel Firecracker is hosting its first event on Sunday, April 25th!
Support voices from minorities who are also part of the childfree community and the voices of people who are doing hard work to give more visibility to minority groups.
Be part of a supportive, non-judgmental community that focuses on helping one another instead of bringing others down;
Take your digital childfree connections to the next level (real life!).
2021 Virtual Childfree Conference
All month long, we’re announcing the speakers for the Childfree Conference — a free live event happening July 31! See all the announcements made so far on the official Facebook page! Be sure to LIKE & follow the page as that’s where the conference will be live-streamed.
Living childfree gives me the freedom to walk around my house with little to no clothing on. I really enjoy that!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, clothed or otherwise!
Until next time,