The Benefits of Being Childfree

  • 09 Jan 2023
  • Jerra Mitchell

Not trying to brag, but there are quite a few benefits of being childfree. For the sake of time and sparing those with short attention spans, we'll discuss just a few. 

Before we get started, here's a short disclaimer: BY NO MEANS does this blog attempt to persuade readers into pursing a childfree lifestyle. The aim is to AFFIRM and reassure those who have already made a choice to become (and remain) childfree. 

Ok, let's get started, shall we? There are many benefits to being childfree which include: 

More Time and Freedom

This is pretty obvious, of course. However, with the extra time we're afforded, childfree people have the opportunity to sleep in more, devote more time to exercise, and journal - which all contribute to a healthier mindset and overall well-being. Having more time also allows us to spend it wisely, which brings us to the next point...

The Ability To Give Back More

Yes, we probably have the financial means give back and contribute to worthy causes in that aspect. However, having extra time also affords childfree people the opportunity to volunteer at local hospitals, schools, or community events. These are all very fulfilling activities, and you should find something that works for you and your schedule. 

Increased Self-Awareness

I'm sure you've taken time to come to the conclusion that you don't want children. As mentioned in a previous blog, this isn't something that we just "stumble upon." A huge benefit of being childfree - aside from the superficial things - is knowing that we confidently chose to deviate against societal "norms" and make a decision that works for us! Don't you agree?

All in all, there are SO many benefits to being childfree. If you'd like to share anything else, please do so in the comments!

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3 Reasons Why You Need The 90-Day Childfree Journal

  • 04 Jan 2023
  • Jerra Mitchell

Do you know what a childfree journal is? No? Ok, let's school you...

Similar to any other journal on the market that's specific for money management, collecting thoughts, getting closer to God, etc., a childfree journal is designed specifically for the childfree community.

Here's why you need one: 

It Helps Validate Your Childfree Choice

With so much opposition you probably receive about your choice not to have children, having a childfree journal to validate your decision is necessary. In the 90-Day Journal for Childfree Women, you get support, daily affirmations, plus a chance to write yourself a love letter to validate your childfree choice.

You Feel Like You're Not Alone

The most important factor in this journal is knowing you're not the only one who doesn't have a desire to have children. Oftentimes, our society places so much focus on mothers and traditional families, that we (childfree people) feel left out. This journal helps you to feel seen. 

It Enhances Your Self-Care Routine

Studies reveal that journaling helps to elevate moods, increase self-confidence, and encourages positive self-talk. Writing/reflecting in a childfree journal will also help to improve your mental health. Needless to say, there's enough negativity that probably gets thrown at you for your choice to become/remain childfree. Journaling  in the 90-Day Journal for Childfree Women will help combat that negativity. 

All in all, journaling is essential. Having a childfree journal catered specifically to YOU - a childfree person - is even more critical. 

Purchase the unique, one-of-a-kind 90-Day Journal for Childfree Women here. You won't be disappointed!

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3 Ways To Embrace Being Childfree By Choice

  • 01 Aug 2022
  • Jerra Mitchell

Although the childfree lifestyle has become more mainstream, there are some who have yet to speak up and embrace being childfree by choice.  

In this blog, we'll share 3 ways to embrace the childfree lifestyle for yourself and those around you. 

Have you ever silenced your opinion about not wanting to have children due to fear of backlash?

Or, do you feel that not wanting to have children makes you a bad person? 

Here are 3 ways to embrace being childfree by choice:

  1. If you're afraid of other people's opinions, understand that it's not your job to convince them to accept your childfree lifestyle. Remain true to what feels right for you, and do it UNAPOLOGETICALLY! The Clapback Cards: Childfree Edition can help with this. 
  2. Realize that being childfree doesn't equate to being a bad person. It's just your personal choice (which we ALL have), and that's OK! The 90-Day Journal for Childfree Women talks about this. Order your copy here
  3. If you're still unsure about whether or not you should become (or remain) childfree, observe how you react when children are around you. Do you find it enjoyable or bothersome? If it's the latter choice, then maybe you should consider remaining childfree.

In conclusion, these are the ways to embrace being childfree by choice. Don't be ashamed to speak up about not wanting to have children. It's YOUR body, YOUR choice - and it doesn't make you a bad person.

 

 

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Mothers Have Their Own Platform, Why Can't We?

Mothers Have Their Own Platform, Why Can't We?

  • 31 Mar 2022
  • Jerra Mitchell

Don't get it twisted...this is NOT an attack on the ever-so-popular "mompreneur" and other mommy platforms on social media. But, in a world that preaches inclusivity, why do most people frown upon those who choose NOT to have children? If mothers can post about their day-to-day activities, so can we!

We have the right to showcase our lifestyle without it being misconstrued as bragging, irresponsible, or annoying. (Although some childfree platforms explicitly brag about being childfree, that's not what Unfertilized Eggs is about.)

We should'nt have to remain silent or hide how happy we are that we chose a life that best fits us, instead of falling victim to societal "norms." You have the right to be the rich auntie, fly stepmom, loving dog mom, or caring plant mom. (Did we miss anything??)

Childfree women are some of the bravest and free-spirited people around - and that should be celebrated. 

With that said, on this last day of Women's History Month, we encourage you to continue to boldly and unapologetially own your childfree status, and never worry about what other people have to say about you. Your uterus, your business. 

**For more affirmations and support along your childfree journey, be sure to join the email community at Unfertilized Eggs! We send weekly, empowering emails to our childfree & childless subscribers. Sign up at www.unfertilizedeggs.com **

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Mary J. Blige Is "Just Fine" Without Children

Mary J. Blige Is "Just Fine" Without Children

  • 22 Mar 2022
  • Jerra Mitchell

By now, I'm pretty sure you've seen the interview where Mary J. Blige explained that she didn't want children because she enjoys her freedom. Rightfully so, several people applauded her for that statement. Childfree women DO have the freedom and flexibility to get up and go without having to scramble around for a babysitter, as Mary J. also mentioned...

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I LOVE Being An Auntie. I Don't Need To Be A Mommy.

I LOVE Being An Auntie. I Don't Need To Be A Mommy.

  • 03 Feb 2022
  • Jerra Mitchell
Check this out: I spent quality time with my nephew the last time I visted Atlanta, and asked him if he wanted to meditate before bed. With curiosity in his eyes, Cameron said, "Sure." I found my favorite guided meditation video on YouTube, we sat Indian-style, closed our eyes, and took a deep breath before getting started...
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