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Patti Repetto
New York Metro Area
Successful career woman without kids due to circumstance
Interests: Connecting with and learning from other women who have no kids, whether by choice, chance or circumstance.
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This weekend in particular, I am thinking of all the incredible women without children who provide motherly love to their pets, nieces and nephews, step children or serve as a mentor to any young person. Your contributions and value to those around you is officially recognized... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at NoKidz
One of my friends recently admitted to me that he and his wife only had children for the assurance of someone taking care of them when they were older. They had not planned on having any children, however, after experiencing the demands of taking care of his sick parents, decided... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at NoKidz
When you decide to be in a relationship with someone who already has kids, you are immediately thrust into the game called “What exactly is my role?” The question of who you are to these kids and what meaning they can potentially bring (or not bring) to your life will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at NoKidz
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Should we be made to feel bad if we choose NOT to date men (or women) who already have children? If we decide to date single dads (or moms), does it make us bad people if we limit ourselves to dating only those with grown children? Simply put, the dynamics... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at NoKidz
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What legacy will you leave behind? How can you pass along to future generations the values, traditions and customs that a woman without children embraces? What are you doing to leave this world a better place? This week I attended the funeral of my best friend’s 88-year old mother; she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at NoKidz
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For those of us women without children - I consider the ultimate sacrifice to be that we will never know what it is like to birth our own offspring, or watch a part of ourselves grow into a human being. What do you think is the ultimate sacrifice? Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at NoKidz
As a woman without kids, how do you fill the “void”? Where do you focus your energies, and more importantly, how would you rate the degree of fulfillment derived from such hobbies and interests? Some of us find ourselves in the position of being a step mom (which is an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at NoKidz
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Despite the fact that 1/2 of all women of childbearing age do NOT have children by choice, chance or circumstance, I feel that this unique demographic is largely misunderstood and as a result, largely unrecognized for their contributions to society. I’m curious to know how you feel about these statistics.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at NoKidz
This has always been a question of mine - are women without kids happier than women with children, or vice-versa? I guess it all depends upon one's definition of happiness, but according to this blog post (as well as many other sources), I think child-free women might score higher on... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 11, 2017 at NoKidz
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https://youtu.be/2JtNjP-aZuE In this video, compliments of DeVries Global, the term "Otherhood" is coined to describe those of us without children. What's amazing is that despite our strength in numbers and our spending habits compared to women with kids, corporate America still overlooks us a demographic which requires unique outreach. Very... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 11, 2017 at NoKidz
This article about early menopause was published Jan. 25 in the journal Human Reproduction and was featured in WebMD February newsletter. The research concludes that the risk of early menopause is higher among women who began having menstrual periods at a young age and did not have children. Women who... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at NoKidz
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At what point does another sacrifice on behalf of a mother become too much, yielding an inherent anger towards those of us who have not chosen the path of motherhood? Is it an issue of “who thinks they have it more difficult” or is it an issue of “mothers regretting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at NoKidz
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At 50 years of age and with no children of my own, it has been a while since I had to answer the question “Why don’t you have children?” If you have found this blog on your own or through a friend and are beyond the average child-bearing age and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at NoKidz
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