On Mother’s day, Facebook is awash of images of mother’s with their children. But when you’re not a mother, this can be challenging.
You can share in others’ joy for their families, but it certainly can lead to feeling like an outsider. All the more reason to ditch social media for the day and hang out with friends – like in – you know – real life!
It was fitting that on this day, I was featured in Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Style talking about NoMos (not mothers).
One in four women in Australia will remain childless and so many feel judged, deal with thoughtless questions and inaccurate perceptions.
For me, time and circumstance did not cross paths, and now I share my experience as a NoMo with honesty so others can have the courage to share their stories and feel connected in a society which sees family and mothers as the norm.
Take a read of this great article by Beverley Hadgraft “Stop Judging women who don’t have kids”.