Which does beg the question… isn’t this a childfree alert? of course it’s because the word “childfree” is used, but it’s so annoying when it say “Google Blog Alert for; Childfree” only to read a bunch of discussions about ivf, devastation because you can’t get pregnant and how it sucks that others take their fertility for granted. I just wish these weren’t in our “childfree” blog alerts. Then I wouldn’t have to read them.
But it’s clear that people don’t really understand what being childfree is all about. They’re now tending to use the term because it sounds better than “childless.” Of course it does. But is the term being incorrectly used? Here’s my view.
“Childfree” is a state of mind and a state of living. It’s a profoundly happy and, grateful and joyful state of mind, in that truly childfree people, if they ever wanted children, do not regret that they don’t or couldn’t have them. Overwhelmingly most childfree people can say quite happily that they don’t have children and don’t want children. They’ve made a choice – and they’re satisfied, despite public criticism.
“At this point I need to figure out what to do next. I’ve looked into adoption before. I’m not exactly sure if I want to go that route, but the alternative is to live “childfree.” I read that in a book, which sounds better than “childless”. Although technically, that is what I would be.”
So, what do you think – is she childfree or childless?