Welcome to The Childfree Life

This childfree website is a supportive environment for people who don’t have kids and don’t plan to have children in the future, as well as those who are still considering whether to have children.

Deciding not to have children, for whatever reason, can make you feel like an outcast, and the object of many negative stereotypes. The childfree choice is easy for some people, but for others it can become a quandary that lasts for years. Having no children means you may lose friends to the demands of parenthood or because you no longer have much in common. You may even find yourself facing strong pressure to conform from people close to you. Being childfree is a decision that cannot always be easily explained or understood.

We offer articles and resources for those who don’t want children or can’t have children, and invite you to join us in The Childfree Life forums for an honest discussion with like-minded people about all aspects of life without children.

How did The Childfree Life come about?

Once upon a time, there was a group of intelligent, thoughtful, funny and wise people who met on another internet forum, and talked at length about their childfree lives, choices, and problems. As this forum was on a women’s site, mothers that dropped in saw fit to complain about what they read. They didn’t like our language, our opinions, or our choices. The site owner (a parent) agreed. As a result, the rules were changed, the site was censored, accounts were deleted, and the group felt the need to move on. We took that opportunity to create a new home for ourselves, and for other moderate childfree people. The Childfree Life is the result. We hope you enjoy it.

Why do we need another childfree site?

There’s a number of great childfree resources on the web, and more are springing up every day. We’re a growing movement, but as yet, there’s not a huge public awareness of who we are, what we represent, our hopes, dreams and motivations. We’d like to change that. Our vision is to become a hub of the online CF community, a central location for articles, resources, and thoughts about all things childfree, including the best and busiest forum on the web. We know that some of the childfree communities are a little “hardcore” for the average person, but there’s a lot of “parent-pleasing” on the more women-oriented sites. We’d like to be somewhere in the middle – a “moderate” voice, if you will.

We welcome the opinions and questions of childfree people of both genders, and supportive others. We’re here to lend a sympathetic ear, give an opinion, and support people without judgment in their childfree choices.