Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

Parenthood versus the Childfree Life Part I

A contributor to this blog forwarded an article to me recently that appeared in Sydney, Australia’s, The Sun Herald. It did not appear online.  It’s titled, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life.” Author Alison Cameron spoke to Australian parents, the childfree, and looked at international research to find out who are the “winner and losers,” parents or childfree, in five different areas.  The next five posts will take each area one at a time.  First, the quoted content from Cameron’s article.  The first area: Money. Continue reading “Parenthood versus the Childfree Life Part I”

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Childfree and “Pro”- Creation

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the popular Eat Pray Love, has a new book out, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage. Like the couple I wrote about in my last post on Dr. Phil, in Committed Gilbert speaks to her genuine lack of desire to have a child: Continue reading “Childfree and “Pro”- Creation”

Meeting Like – Minded Friends

In talking to people without children by choice for all over, many of them lament how hard it is to find other like minded people to socialize with.  When researching Families of Two, I learned of a great social club called No Kidding!  Continue reading “Meeting Like – Minded Friends”

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My grandmother and my mom

Parents of Childfree: What–I Don’t Get to be a Grandparent?

When I decided to do Families of Two I will never forget my mother’s (that’s her on the right in this photo; on the left is my late grandmother) initial reaction. She told me she was not going to tell any of her friends what I was doing. I asked her why… Continue reading “Parents of Childfree: What–I Don’t Get to be a Grandparent?”