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Where Are We,  After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

As we close another year of talking about the childfree choice, it’s a good time to take stock. In the big picture, we’ve seen an ascent of talk about this choice in the public sphere since the 70s. That’s over four decades. Where are we after 40+ years of talking about the childfree choice? Let’s start with a quick broad stroke look back in time: Read more…

Tagged: #childfree #childfree and media #childfree books #childfree men #childfree women #childless by choice men #childless by choice women #families of two #parenthood decision #pronatalism #social change #social history

A Chinese Reader’s Take on Families of Two & The Baby Matrix

A Chinese Reader’s Take on Families of Two & The Baby Matrix

I recently received an e-letter from someone in China (who wishes to remain anonymous) who read my books, Families of Two and The Baby Matrix. With permission to share it, here are candid thoughts and insightful commentary on being childfree in China and its reproductive culture:… Read more

Tagged: #childfree #childfree women #childless by choice women #culture #families of two #global childfree issues #social history #the baby matrix

Finding Connection, Commonality & Community at the First Not Mom Summit

Finding Connection, Commonality & Community at the First Not Mom Summit

This month I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the first Not Mom Summit. Over 100 women without children by choice, chance and circumstance gathered for keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and socializing. Of the many wonderful things that happened during this conference, I was struck by three things in particular:… Read more

Tagged: #childfree #childfree women #childless #childless by choice #childless by choice women #women's issues

The 1st Conference of its Kind: The Not Mom Summit 2015

The 1st Conference of its Kind: The Not Mom Summit 2015

A first-ever conference is happening this Friday and Saturday: The Not Mom Summit. Spearheaded by Karen Malone Wright who runs the site The Not Mom, it is the first time women without children by choice, chance or circumstance will gather for presentations, discussions, and connection.… Read more

Tagged: #childfree #childfree books #childfree women #childless #childless by choice #childless by choice women #childlessness #infertility #parenthood decision #pronatalism

Mother or Mothering: On Kim Cattrall’s Childfree Perspective

Mother or Mothering: On Kim Cattrall’s Childfree Perspective

As someone who has been tracking and writing about the childfree choice for some years now, I was delighted to hear Kim Cattrall speaking out about it recently on BBC radio. This is not the first time we have heard from her about her choice to have no children.… Read more

Tagged: #childfree #childfree celebrities #childless by choice #childless by choice women

Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice for over 15 years now, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to have Kids.Read more

Tagged: #childfree #childfree books #childfree men #childfree women #childless by choice #childless by choice men #childless by choice women #families of two #parenthood decision #pronatalism