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

As 2015 came to a close, it marked another year of talking about the childfree choice  Let’s 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? […]

Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice since the late 1990s, 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. Meghan sent me an advance copy of this […]

Confessions of a Childfree Woman by Marcia Drut-Davis

Confessions of a Childfree Woman fills a needed niche of nonfiction writings on having no children by choice. Marcia Drut-Davis’ memoir gives us an up close and personal story from who we don’t hear enough from in the childfree community – the elder childfree.

Rockin the Life Unexpected

I’m working on my 2014 reading list! Since the release of my book Families of Two over a decade ago, I have talked with thousands of childfree people. I have also talked with many others who are in the midst of the parenthood decision, and those who are childless – those who want children but […]

What People Say about The Baby Matrix

“The Baby Matrix articulately and systematically challenges the multiple conscious and unconscious assumptions that go into the insistent ‘pronatal’ view of our American culture. Carroll details seven assumptions that make up this ongoing pronatal bias and summarizes relevant research from the last twenty years thereby effectively drawing the reader in to actually ‘think’ about each assumption. […]

MPR’s Poll on the Societal Impact of Children

I had the pleasure to be on Minnesota Public Radio this week, along with Bryan Caplan, the author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids. The title of The Daily Circuit’s program was, “Is It Immoral to Have Children?”

Complete Without Kids

My quote from the book’s back cover sums up this book:  Psychologist Ellen Walker combines insightful memoir, engaging stories from real people without children, with informative discussion and provocative self-reflected questions to help…