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The Childless Life

Hello! I am Sandy from Louisiana. I am childless (it wasn't a choice). This blog explores coming to terms with childlessness, finding our inner strength (it’s still in there!) and how to live a life different from what we dreamed…

The heartbreak never goes away. But there is joy. We will find it together. Let’s talk.

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Countess Drusilla

So…Who am I and how the hell did I end up here? I’m so pleased you asked. The short answer is, “I haven’t a clue.” It certainly ain’t where I expected to be at the ripe old age of 47. After saying that, the fact that I made it to 47 years of age, is in itself a minor miracle. It could so easily have gone even more wrong, so many times. Don’t get me wrong, other people have had it so much worse than I ever did, it’s just that the life I have now, is so far removed from the one I expected to have. Know what I mean?

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The Gut Link

Emotions; we all have them. They are part of what makes us human and able to connect with one another. Love, is one of, if not the most powerful of all human emotions. Grief can be equally powerful. Like most of us, you’ve probably experienced a time when your emotions took over, causing you to think or act irrationally. On the contrary, maybe you’ve...

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La vida sin hijos - Maternidad invisible

Hola, te doy la bienvenida a mi sitio web. Bienvenida a mi red de soporte para personas que soñaron con tener hijos y como yo no lo consiguieron. Soy Gloria Labay, nací en 1965 y soy una mujer sin hijos, no por elección sino por circunstancias. ¿Has podido expresar con libertad alguna vez todas las emociones y sentimientos que te produce no haber podido tener hijos a pesar de haberlo deseado? Ven a los encuentros de La Vida Sin Hijos. Un espacio seguro donde podrás hablar con libertad y confianza entre iguales.

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Lesley Pyne

Hello, I’m Lesley, I’m childless and I’m living a very fulfilling and joyful life.

But it wasn’t always this way. I’ve been where you are. I’m married to Roger, and I always assumed I’d be a mother. We started to try for children when I was 35 and when nothing had happened after a few months we were referred for IVF. Over the next three years we went through six unsuccessful rounds, stopping when I was 40.

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Life: A Bird's Eye View

A fierce and feisty girl-about-town, with a grab-it-by-the-balls, no-nonsense attitude. Raspberry cheesecake, a wry sense of humour and copious amounts of Sauvignon Blanc are my weapons of choice as I tackle the daily battles of life head-on, warpaint carefully applied, arm-in-arm with my dependable army of girlfriends. When I'm not selling delicious-smelling lotions and potions at my beauty boutique, you can find me tapping away here on my blog or over at Huffington Post UK, chilling on a beach in Thailand, or dancing full-throttle at a party somewhere; house music is the soundtrack to my life.

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Married and Childless

We are a married couple in our 50’s who have travelled the infertility journey, it was not a success for us,  it was tough, but we made it through.  

What we did realise was the value of the shared experience and this is our way of giving back to those that feel alone on this journey or looking for some hope.

Our blog will be raw and at times quite sad, but what we want you to see is there is life after one of the hardest things we have ever done.

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Not So Mommy

I’m Brandi Lytle and to describe myself is, well… complicated.  One thing is for sure, though.  My life has not turned out the way that I planned. An Oklahoma girl, I always thought I’d be just a good ol’ fashioned Mom, with two kids, a husband, a dog, and a cat, living in my traditional house.  Heck, even as a little girl, I toted my Cabbage Patch Kid around in a carrier on my chest.  But life took me on a different journey.

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Robin Hadley

I have recently completed my PhD at Keele University. My research study explored the experience of involuntarily childless older men and has recently gained much international attention. My interest in involuntarily childless men is in part due to my own sense of 'broodiness' and wish to become a father.

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Post IVF world

I am living a post IVF world ( living is possibly an overstatement right now), but wading through some pretty crazy feelings and just working out who I am! I want to share how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking and how things change in a post IVF world.

I’m hoping I can get some positive out of something negative and to inspire you too!

I want to share how life is for me now, and how I am getting through it to make things just a bit more normal, ideally, to show others in a similar boat that things are OK, to be childless is OK, if rather unexpected!

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The Imagined Mother

My name is Annie.  I’m a writer, after dark jogger and servant to small, furry creatures. After spending my entire adulthood in pursuit of motherhood, I finally came to the devastating realisation, about 4 years ago at the age of 42, that I was never going to be a mum.  The journey from that realisation and the utter grief and desolation I felt then to today, where I feel much more balanced although still overwhelmed with sadness sometimes, has been rockier than…well…something or somewhere that’s very, very rocky indeed.

At times I thought I’d never come out the other side, but I’m still here and still smiling and on the (rocky) road to being happy again.

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Walk In Our Shoes

Berenice Smith has a postgraduate degree in graphic design and typography. Walk In Our Shoes was researched and developed as part of a social design collaboration module. The brief was to create a product or service where designed solved a social problem.

Five years later, the site has grown to incorporate a business support group and a weekly Twitter chat plus a blog alongside the original gallery of feet photos which is still open for submissions, providing a unique support for those who are childless not by choice.

The aim is to bridge the gap between those who have children and involuntary childlessness by publishing real accounts of adversity and strength from men and women who are childless. The site has won an award at the exhibition 'Perceptions' held in Cambridge in 2014 and was a finalist in the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2017 for lifestyle and culture.

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