Life Without Baby

Filling the silence in the motherhood discussion

Out With the Old December 28, 2012

New year 2013 is comingThis will be the very last post of 2012. But don’t worry; come the New Year, we’ll be back with a brand new site.

Yes, the Great Life Without Baby Makeover is almost complete. For the past couple of months, some talented ladies (I’ll introduce them later) have been working their magic behind the scenes to get the new site ready. I’m beyond excited about the big reveal.

So, what does this mean to you?

1 – All will be quiet here on the blog next week. You’ll still be able to access all the posts, although you may not be able to add comments.

2 – On January 7th, look out for the first post of the New Year.

3 – We’ll be at a new address: LifeWithoutBaby.com, (although you’ll be redirected there if you use the old lifewithoutbaby.wordpress.com URL.) You’ll still find all the prior posts (almost three-years worth!) plus lots of new goodies. I’ll be offering a grand tour on opening day.

So, for now, I wish you a Happy New Year, and I’ll see you at LifeWithoutBaby.com next year!

 

Happy 100th Post! July 15, 2010

Yesterday marked the 100th post on this blog. Wow! I had no idea I had 100 things to say about being childess. Turns out I have 100’s more, and you have plenty of things of your own to say. This blog gets more than 300 hits a week, and the main LWB site forums have been ablaze lately. Discussions are firing up, groups are forming, and friends are being made. It’s very exciting to be able to have these conversations with like-minded people.

So thank you for showing up, thank you for sticking around, and thank you for supporting one another and me. Onwards to the next 100 and beyond!

 

Pardon My Dust June 18, 2010

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Three months ago I had one of those “wouldn’t-it-be-neat” ideas, as in “wouldn’t it be neat to have a place where people like me (childless) could gather to talk about the issues that we deal with?” So, I opened a WordPress account, posted a Mission Statement and kept posting every day until people like you started posting back.

I’ve been overwhelmed by the response and that my hunch that I wasn’t alone in this mess was right, but I’ve been on a steep learning curve as far as being an adept blogger and website administrator. It’s definitely a work-in-progress and I learn something new almost every day.

So, to that end I’ve recently updated the post categories that you’ll see over on the right. I suspect these will also remain in flux as the site evolves, but for now I am in the process of recategorizing all 80 posts, trying to put it all into some kind of order.

Next month the Ning platform that the main Life Without Baby site runs on will be implementing changes of their own, which will undoubtedly send me scurrying to fix and adjust the site.

At the end of the day, though, this site is for you, the readers, and I really do appreciate your input. If you see room for improvement (or should that be when you see it) please don’t hesitate to speak up. If there’s a topic you want discussed or an area that’s not being covered, let me know and if you see things that could be done better as far as the site function, tell me and I’ll do my best to make it work.

In the meantime, thanks for your continued support and patience while I work this whole thing out.

 

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.