So why do NotMoms need a place on the Internet anyway? THAT’s a funny question. Every group on the planet deserves a place on the Internet. Why not? Is cyberspace any smaller than outer space?
I don’t know if a community of women will grow here or not. If it does, it’ll happen organically,without Silicon Valley-style efforts on my part. I’m day-by-day-ing it, and the first step is finding out more about the NotMom niche.
It’s not that we don’t like kids. Well, some of us don’t, to be honest. Those women often choose early on not to have children. Others, the ones who don’t just like kids, they adore them, try and fail at pregnancy again and again, heartbroken with silent grieving long past menopause.
Many of us have children in our lives, at a distance — nieces, nephews, godchildren. A minority of us are primary caregivers for a child, or may have even adopted a child but identify strongly as being NotMom.
Ask any of these women, “Who are you if you’re not a Mom?” The answer is always the same. ”I’m me, and that’s enough.”