Childfree, happiness, no kids

23 Reasons to Remain Childfree

Many women, such as myself are choosing to remain Childfree. Chances are if you are among us, your reasons for not having kids are one (or all) of the below.    You have no parental instinct.  This is #1 for a reason. If you can’t even keep a plant or goldfish alive you can’t handle another human.  Also, patience is more than a virtue it is a requirement with children. You feel people tend to have children for the wrong reasons (because that’s just what couples do, people trying to correct their unhappy childhood, they’re bored etc.)  I know people like this.  Their only goal in life is “to be…

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Beauty, Childfree, Finances, instagram, Skincare

My Favorite Instagrams

If you can tell a lot about a person by the Instagram accounts they follow, then you will know this about me:  I love animals, pretty whimsical things, and skin care.  You can also guess I‘m into science, and think “kids are the worst”. Here are my top Instagram accounts that I to follow in no particular order. Ha Ha.  I totally have OCD, they’re in alphabetical order. And obviously don’t forget to follow ME on Instagram @whimsy&wisdom avec.possum Did you know opossums were so adorable?  I mean seriously, look at this Aww, those lil’ grabbies.  These opossums are rescues being fostered for release back into the wild.   bostonballet…

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Childfree, no kids, single

Childfree by Choice

wisdom: childfree

  This past Sunday I had the pleasure of attending what we call our “LA Lady Brunch”.   Truth be told, the first LA Lady Brunch is where I was encouraged to start this blog.  In attendance were seven childfree independent 40-ish women. All of us childfree by choice.  We were a mix of four bachelorettes, two divorcees, and one of us married. The conversation drifted to the fact that we are a forgotten demographic in pop culture and in society in general. You have shows about the single Mom and shows about single millennials looking for love, but where’s the Mary Tyler Moore of 2018?  We had Sex and…

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blogging, Finances, middle aged, no kids, Over 40, retirement, single

Welcome to the Whimsy & Wisdom blog!

I hope that you enjoy and get some wisdom from my blog.  Since we’re both new here, I thought I would introduce the blog a bit.  Of course like anything creative it is an organic entity, meaning it will grow quit possibly into something completely different from what I had originally planned on.  Life just works that way. You plant the seeds not knowing exactly what you will get, but rest assured whatever you get will bloom and flourish into something lovely. However, you don’t find those seeds to plant without digging in some dirt.  The seeds of my blog were discovered around the time my Mom decided to sell…

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blogging, Gen X, middle aged, no kids, Over 40, single


While I do have a Science blog (, I have recently been drawn to writing about other topics I like.  I’m a Girly girl after all, I love fashion and makeup and all the gadgets that make my life easier.  I like to think I’m the grown-up Elle Woods of Science, with an English Bulldog instead of a chihuahua. One day it suddenly dawned on me that I was creating a lifestyle blog.   Sigh…  Another lifestyle blog. Then I realized there are Mom blogs up the whazoo, Christian blogs, Vegan blogs, Millennial blogs, Gay blogs, even blogs about blogging! I‘m not writing about any of that. I’m an over 40,…

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