A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found that the US birth rate fell by 4% from 2019 to 2020, the sharpest single-year decline in almost 50 years, and the lowest number of births since 1979. With more and more people passing on the prospect of having children, childfree people are still seen with a fair share of stigma by society.

With so much pressure to experience parenthood and the joys and challenges that come with it, people who consciously choose not to do so have to find ways to build resilience and inner strength to stand up for themselves.

One such way is not taking things too seriously to begin with. Just like this Facebook page titled “Childfree Humor” which is created “for people who don't care much for kids and want to have a laugh about it.”

The page is home to almost 94k followers and it even has a humorous Etsy shop with bold and sarcastic childfreedom-related shirts. Scroll down below through a selection of “Childfree Humor” posts that range from painfully hilarious to all too relatable.

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Childfree Humor Report

renee brack
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this so much - read it in several places now - never gets old.

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Bored Panda reached out to the creator behind the Childfree Humor Facebook page who said that she comes from a conservative, Asian family where girls were trained to be good wives and mothers. “Getting married as soon as possible and having children immediately after was pretty much the only option you had once you grew up,” the creator said and added that “This was suffocating for me, I knew from a very young age that that life was not for me, but I was surrounded by people who had those expectations of me.”

“This page, which I started in 2013, was a way to escape that and have a voice of my own. It was cathartic, still is. Knowing there are so many other people out there that are just like me, it made me realize I wasn't a freak or abnormal, and it was okay to not want children.”

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Eva
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like Tre. I've seen some post of him, funny and clever

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GreenWick
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL. Protecting your peace at its finest

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The creator of Childfree Humor said that there is “a fairly large stigma” when it comes to childlessness in our society. “People think you're immature, selfish, or stupid for choosing to be childfree; usually all three,” she told us.

Moreover, apart from the social stigma, pressure from family members to reconsider this choice makes it all the more difficult, the creator of Childfree Humor said. “It's usually finding similar-minded people who you can connect with that's the biggest challenge. I don't really know any childfree people in real life but thanks to the internet, there are communities and groups you can be part of that make you feel less lonely.”

Most of Childfree Humor's followers are women, the creator said, “which isn't surprising because I am a woman too and most of what I post is the humor that helps you cope with the expectations that society places on women.”

“What surprised me was that my audience was global. I have followers not just from North America but also from Asia, Africa, etc. It tells you that the women from all over the world, irrespective of the culture they are from, face the same kind of pressure and stigma that comes from choosing to not procreate,” the creator concluded.

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Paul C.
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oldest joke in the world. I love kids, I just couldn't eat a whole one. It's a joke, don't be grumpy.

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Janis Wise
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s what I was told when when I was 22, a single mom of two kids I adored but never wanted more, when I asked the doctor to do a tubal. He said, “Oh now, you’re young you’ll change your mind.” I said, “I have never wanted more than two children. I.DO.NOT. WANT.ANY.MORE. My age has nothing to do with it!” Doctor: “But what if you meet a nice man & fall in love but he wants a child of his own?” Me-pissed, “What am I? A brood mare? I have to put up with the dangers of birth control because he doesn’t have a child & why would he want me to be the mother if the first two I popped out weren’t good enough for him?Besides, his not having a child sounds a whole lot like his problem, not mine.” He said I was taking it wrong. LOL. Bet your a*s I was. The worst comment I ever got though was an older women who said, “But what if something happened to one of your children, then you’d want another.” I was shocked. One goes, just replace it! SMH.

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Many childfree people hear that one annoying question way more often than they should. “When are you having a baby?” is the kind of question many people would do anything not to hear ever again. Previously Bored Panda spoke with Susan Petang, a certified divorce coach and the creator of “The Quiet Zone Coaching,” who teaches people how to stop feeling overwhelmed and start waking up happy in the morning again.

Petang said that it can indeed be super annoying when others (family or not!) continually ask when you’re going to have kids, get married, or something else that they think you should be doing. Referring to these questions, Petang said that “no, it’s none of their business.”

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Disgruntled Pelican
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't forget the old "But what about your future husband?? Don't you dare about what HE will want??"

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Deborah B
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you ever have time, space, money, and energy, and you want to have a child in your home, there's always a shortage of foster parents.

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“Let me ask you this: Why are they asking in the first place? Is it because they know you want kids, and are concerned about your happiness? Is it because they’re just nosy? Is it because they don’t have the social skills to know that it’s an inappropriate question?”

Susan argues that “trying to understand WHY someone is doing something annoying doesn’t justify their behavior, but putting yourself in someone else’s shoes for a moment helps YOU be less annoyed.” She added: “you can even think to yourself, ‘Wow, it’s really sad that they don’t understand how annoying that question is.’”

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Randolph Croft
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plus, in lots of places, you need to get a license for a dog.

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Kate Jones
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honestly, we should just call it something else in order to loophole this whole situation. That's what conservatives do when they find a tax law they don't like. They find loopholes. So let's rename abortion procedures as 'evacuating undocumented immigrants' that way when someone needs to go in for this procedure, they can say they aren't getting an abortion. And then these prolife (in name only because they don't care about life at all, really) people will have to carry signs saying they're against evacuating undocumented immigrants which will make their heads explode.

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However, we need to remember that other people are going to do what they are going to do. This applies to all kind of things people talk about, whether it’s asking you “when are you having a baby?” or a whole other unrelated thing.

“We have no control over their behavior. You’re right, your Nosy Aunt Rosie shouldn’t be asking you these questions – but she just did,” the life coach said. However, Petang argues that “our expectations of others aren’t going to change the weather on Jupiter, so don’t get all bristly when people ask stupid or nosy questions – we can’t control them, but we can control ourselves and our responses.”

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J. F.
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dogs are easy to train - potty training a toddler can take YEARS

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On the other hand, some people feel like they’re pushed into a corner. So in those cases, you may have no choice but to shut the nosy people down. It doesn’t need to be aggressive at all. “Address the intention rather than the question. For example, the woman in the story could say to her brother, ‘That’s something I love about you – you’re so concerned about my happiness!’ (Note that she hasn’t answered the nosy question.)”

Petang added that another great response would be, “You seem like you really want us to have a baby!” Then let them explain their question. “You can also come right out and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’”

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renee brack
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mum whispered to me when I was 14 "you don't have to have kids. It's one option in a life where you're the first generation to live many options. If you choose to have kids it's a lifelong option even if they die before you. If you choose not to have kids it's a lifelong choice that opens up so many options, the possibilities are limitless." She also added that if she had her life over, and born in my generation, GenX, she would not have had kids. I took her advice. We're still very close :)

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webster
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, does anyone know the name of the (I'm assuming) comedian?

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Lara Verne
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tattoos can be removed, or changed into something you like better. Kids, not so much.

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renee brack
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too! There's so much fun in other aisles with more interesting products to buy than wearable toilet paper.

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HanglyHam
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol that was important it helped me…… I have officially decided I’m never having kids!

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Mama Penguin
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8 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Y'all could afford babies, uh, no. Raising kids is insanely expensive. It's already expensive even before the kid is born with all prenatal care and buying all sorts of things for the baby. And that's just for the baby stuff. Let alone the cost of giving birth and postnatal care for the mom.

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