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My Interview at TheNotMom

My Interview at TheNotMom

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the awesome women at TheNotMom. President and Executive Editor Karen Malone Wright (pictured) started her website in 2011 that “embraces all women without children, including their diverse life stories about ‘how’ and ‘why.’ ” Here’s some of my story:… Read more
Writing Nonfiction: Tips on Conducting Research Interviews

Writing Nonfiction: Tips on Conducting Research Interviews

Have an idea for a nonfiction book? Will it require interviewing a lot of certain types of people?  Interviewing people may not sound that difficult, but there is a real art to conducting them effectively. Rebecca Skloot (pictured), author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks …Read more
Having No Children in Later Years: Highlights of Recent Research

Having No Children in Later Years: Highlights of Recent Research

As I discuss in The Baby Matrix, since the year 2000 more research has been conducted on those with no children than ever before. Studies have been conducted in many countries in a variety of areas. One area in which there has been a good deal of research involves one’s the elder years.… Read more
On the Advantages the Childfree Have For Parents and Kids

On the Advantages the Childfree Have For Parents and Kids

There remains the popular stereotype that the childfree must not like kids, and because we choose not to raise children we don’t want them to play a role in our lives.  This is just not true for so many people who don’t have kids by choice.… Read more
Pronatalist Assumptions in an Age of Possibility

Pronatalist Assumptions in an Age of Possibility

In his recent  op-ed in The New York Times, political and cultural commentator David Brooks writes we’re in an “age of possibility” – one in which more people are “intolerant of any arrangement that might close off their personal options” and go “through adulthood perpetually trying to keep their options open.” He thinks that the age of possibility is based on the misconception that people are “better off when they are given maximum personal freedom to do what they want.” We’re better off when we have things in our lives that “transcend personal choice.” Indeed, we experience more meaning in life when…… Read more