Post # 1
I wonder if anyone else wishes there were a Childfree section of the boards. As it stands, in Nesting there is an entire chunk of sections related to pregnancy: Babies, TTC, Pregnancy, and Parenting. The alternative to all of the child-related posts have more to do with the home- Home, Newlyweds, Pets, Cooking. I don’t feel like there is a place to talk about the things I want to talk about.
The sorts of topics that would be neatly organized into a Childfree section would include a lot of posts that have come up lately: Planning weddings without children invited, wording childfree wedding invites, family drama resulting from your decisions about children, disagreements with SOs about Yes Babies or No Babies, birth control, PERMANENT birth control, abortion, heath issues relating to Childfree, women’s rights, breaking the societal norm and the fallout therein, etc.
As it stands, many bees post to the Family and Secular boards and get a lot of flack for being non-traditional. A Childfree board would be a space to talk about things without offending anyone who has different beliefs about family.
I’m only including a Yes option on the poll because I’m only trying to speak for those it would be useful for.
For those who haven’t come into contact with the term before, Childfree describes people who do not want children, now, later, or ever. They do not want to adopt either. Just because someone is Childfree does not mean that they hate children. We are not childless, we’re ChildFREE.
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@MrsSl82be: Haha I was about to say it should be named “DINK”
Post # 5
Yes, please comment your vote on the topic… And rate it as well. Many commenters haven’t rated the topic on the suggestion board even though they commented favourably.
Post # 6
@Aure:yes, good point. Comment if you wish, but PLEASE VOTE!!
@Aure: yes, good point. Comment if you wish, but PLEASE VOTE!!
@LGenz: great minds 🙂
Post # 7
Is DINK double income no kids? I wouldn’t necessarily post on a child free board, but I can see why one would make sense!
Post # 8
@MissBoPeep: yep, Dual Income No Kids
Post # 9
I don’t really think it is necessary. All of the things you listed as potential topics or posts all fit very neatly in other sections of the boards.
- planning weddings without children invited – Etiquette or Logistics
- wording childfree wedding invites – Etiquette or Paper
- family drama resulting from your decisions about children – Family or Emotional
- disagreements with SOs about Yes Babies or No Babies – Relationships or Babies or Parenting
- birth control – Wellness
- PERMANENT birth control – Wellness
- abortion – Wellness
- heath issues relating to Childfree – Wellness
- women’s rights – The Lounge
- breaking the societal norm and the fallout therein – The Lounge
Post # 10
@Mrs.KMM: The arguement can be made the other way around as well.
Babies – Family
TTC – Wellness
Pregnancy – Wellness
Post # 11
@LGenz: But what about familes that are single income with no kids? Lol I’m over thinking this, huh?
Post # 12
@MissBoPeep: the acronym SINK isn’t too attractive. I’d be willing to take them into the fold.
Post # 13
@Mrs.KMM: I see your point, but there are a lot of pregnancy topics that also fit into other areas. Also, I believe I can see the same reason why we would want different religion boards instead of The Religion Board. I want a community of likeminded individuals who wouldn’t immediately judge me for wanting to be sterilized at age 23 or needing advice about how to avoid children or answer to other women Bingoing me on the boards, “You’ll change your mind,” etc. There is a growing community of women who are TTC and talking about babies, babies, babies. This would be for the growing community of people whose aims are in another direction.
DINKs is such an ugly word =( I like Childfree because it’s more empowering. It’s also more permanent. I wouldn’t care either way, so long as a board for the “No Babies” crew existed, as long as the Children Someday posse didn’t get offended by the Children Never crew.
Post # 14
I call myself CBC (childless – or childfree – by choice). I love kids, but knew being childless was the right choice for me.
Post # 15
Specifically for Child FREE I agree that there probably be a section under Nesting for that. I don’t think there needs to be a whole ‘nother section just for it though.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion
I think a Childfree board would be a good idea. I would probably support it being called childfree instead of DINK both because I think acronyms can be confusing for those who don’t know them and as MissBoPeep pointed out, just because a couple doesn’t have kids doesn’t mean they both work.
But I think it would be nice to have something specific in Nesting for people who don’t have children yet or who don’t intend to have children ever.
But I don’t think women’s rights or abortion are necessarily issues only relevant to those without children either.