CARRYING BABIES BY PROFESSION

Having been carrying infants for the length of my existence, I had the opportunity to experience lots of second hand emotions. There was joys, there were tears, there were upsets and clenched fists.

The most of my career I carried little Joe’s and Sandra’s until they were grown ups who left me as my shape and size where not fit for them anymore. I became used again by another newborn coming to earth and needing me to carry them around, until they fell asleep.

Now I am retired and my job with human off-springs have come to a close.
I found my second life mission helping an older lady. To carry her shopping bags.

I squeak with delight or perhaps with a little wear and tear as my used by date is near.

In the next lifetime, I plan on being a little different…

Instead of being a pram I would be happy as a golf buggy.

MIDNIGHT POETRY “No Child No Regret”

Now this is one piece that just came up for me as I reflected upon the choice in my life to stay Child-free. The below words may not resonate with everyone, I get that. Let’s just say it’s my personal lens on this still rather hot and controversial subject.

 

“No Child No Regret”

Parental expectations
At the heart of society
Push into relationships
Without true connection
Vested interest procreation

Fear of years passing by
The chase to fit in the mold
All girlfriends who pushed prams
Turned into tired mums

No chance of sleep and forget “me” time
Relationship suffers a blow
All we have is our choice
There is no good time for remorse

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If any of you reading this can relate to it, I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Is it a hot topic of discussion for you?

 

ChildFree/Kids Free by Choice

This surely took me by surprise. Until I decided to create a community group for women who don’t have kids, I lived unaware. Unaware of all the issues and differences between women, who for whatever reason could not have children and those, who made that decision quite early on in their life and stuck with it.

My first attempt in creating of the group was to bring together women who don’t have children (or whose children already left homes) and therefore who would be interested in other topics that those relating to diapers, schools, homework etc.

How amazed I was after several meetings with some of our group members. The issues between the different groups of women started to slowly creep in. Some of these were obvious and some I learned later on in emails that I got from some members.

Some of the women, who did not have children by circumstance, were at times feeling still rather sensitive about the topic and the strength of opinions expressed by some women, who chose to not have kids. On the other hand, women who chose not have children felt little bit uneasy as to what they could say in front of the other part of the group.

Well, so I was presented with a question to redefine the purpose of the group and its target audience.

This I did. So far I’m very happy with the outcome. Our target audience are women, who either decided not to have children or who could not have them, yet are now ok about it.

If you are interested to find out more about our community group called

Kids Free Women In Brisbane‘ visit: www.meetup.com/Kids-Free-Women-In-Brisbane

And if you are from another city/state/country, I encourage you to set up your own community group for women without children.

Let’s share, empower, encourage, support one another and form new friendships.

Have a magical life.

Hana