Inspiration for childless and childfree women

Thoughts and ideas to inspire, uplift and affirm the childless and childfree, by circumstance and by choice

Category Archives: creativity

one month old!

At risk of sounding as though I’ve changed my mind about something important, today marks one month since the creation of something that is dear to my heart. I certainly … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 24 Comments


Perhaps because I’m still getting over my flu, I’ve been at a bit of a standstill in my creative work. So I’ve been consulting some of my own childless and … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

reclaiming cycles

When the various aspects of the female form are explained, especially to younger people, the focus is often on reproductive functions, i.e. this part of the body is for feeding … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

cards, satc and comments

Last night I borrowed Sex and the City 2 and got busy with my stamp pad, ready to do a cafe round with a handful of cards today (oh, what … Continue reading

March 11, 2012

big deal?

Whenever a major newspaper or magazine publishes a story (such as this one) about a woman who has chosen to be childfree, in among the standard responses of ‘what a dreadful … Continue reading

March 7, 2012

memes not genes

The term ‘meme’ is now generally used to describe a viral trend on the internet but the concept originates with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, who gave it a much broader … Continue reading

March 4, 2012


“Perhaps, as childless and childfree women, we also have the unique opportunity to bring our creative work right to the foreground of our priorities, as a kind of uncompromised focus … Continue reading

March 3, 2012


When you gather together the stories of women whose lives are not shaped by motherhood, you very quickly discovered a pattern of creative excellence. Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Coco Chanel, … Continue reading

March 2, 2012


“Childless and childfree women are well represented, today and throughout history, among the most extraordinary and accomplished women. They have excelled as writers, artists and scientists, in social justice and … Continue reading

February 28, 2012

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