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Mum

The little bride in this photo is my mum, Salvatrice Candiano. She was born 78 years ago today and will never be a grandmother and she’s totally okay with it. She tells me frequently that children are too much work (thanks mum, I’m an only child so…) Mum’s dad died 2 months before she was …

Legacy and FOMO

Question. Life is about experience, right? As a childless woman, I wonder if the reason why I feel grief over my inability to make a person is actually, and simply, because it’s an experience I’ll never have. Do I have FOMO? What if having kids is just about FOMO and this “just in case I …

Episode 26: Can a little bit of Kink Fix Our Post Infertility Love Life?

In the childless and childfree community, we talk about building a community with adults, where we’re not always surrounded by babies, kids, pregnant women and people talking about their kids. And it’s not just the childfree who are looking for a reprieve. Even us childless folk talk about adult only spaces – like planes, restaurants, …

Episode 24: Post Traumatic Growth & Toxic Positivity with Tanya Hubbard

Tanya Hubbard and her husband live in Vancouver Canada and, like Australia, they have a robust public healthcare system with long waiting periods for elective, non-emergency surgery – and it certainly doesn’t over IVF. Tanya explains that, like so many of us, she didn’t start trying to get pregnant until her mid to late 30s, …