Life Without Baby

Filling the silence in the motherhood discussion

Find your tribe with “Groups” May 13, 2010

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I’ve been fascinated to meet the members of this site and hear everyone’s stories. Numerous times I’ve talked to someone and thought, “Oh, they should really talk to the person I met last week.” And now they can!

I’ve just added the “Groups” feature to the main site. You’ll find it on the left side of the homepage and also as a tab at the top. “Groups” allows members to create groups based on their situations, issues, or interests. To get things going, I’ve started a couple of groups. Please feel free to create your own, based on the people you’re most interested in meeting.

We’re all here with the same common interest—living child-free—but our childlessness doesn’t define us. I’ve chatted with gardeners, cooks, crafters, and entrepreneurs. I’ve met women who have dealt with infertility, or the loss of a child or spouse. I’ve met women who have never wanted children and those who are still trying to get to grips with this whole childless thing. Some of us have families that just don’t get it; some of us feel as if we’re surrounded by new babies and pregnant women. We all have something we want to talk about.


My goal has always been to create a community where we can meet and talk to like-minded women. I hope you’ll find your tribe out there.


2 Responses to “Find your tribe with “Groups””

  1. Lynne Wyness Says:

    Well done you! What a great aspiration to have and it seems like you’re well on the way to achieving it. My problem has always been that, apart from a couple of younger friends who haven’t got round to even thinking about kids yet, I am surrounded by friends and neighbours who have children. I am just thankful that I am studying for a PhD in a university environment, renowned for being a childless space. Having said that I was having lunch with a fellow student last month, and she said she was expecting twins (she has a toddler already) – I didn’t know quite what to say to that.

  2. lmanterfield Says:

    I think we should compile a handbook of responses for all these situations and practice in front of a mirror so we’re always prepared. When in doubt I always go for, “Oh, that’s great!” and just hope it actually is.

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