Blog Profile / La Vie Childfree


URL :http://lauracarroll.com/
Filed Under:Lifestyle Choices / Child-Free
Posts on Regator:293
Posts / Week:1.4
Archived Since:August 28, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Q & A with the Author of the Book, Planned UnParenthood

I recently had the pleasure of asking Planned UnParenthood author Dann Alexander a few questions about himself and his book. There are a lot of books out there now about the childfree choice, but not many address the topic from a childfree man’s perspective.… Read more

Growing Research on the Childfree in the India

As an author on the childfree choice, I am always keeping the pulse on international trends. Awhile back I posted on the growing numbers of childfree in India. It seems research in this area is growing in this country as well.… Read more

Trailblazers of a Post-Pronatal Society

I recently had the pleasure of coming in contact with the head of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Organization for Non-Parents, a non-profit organization I’ve touted here before that existed in the 70s-early 80s. She has given me a lot more background on the organization’s great work. … Read more

True Stories of: Like That – Gone!

There’s nothing like a great true story. Sooner or later we all have one that may sound unbelievable, but it’s true. Tracing old steps in the Northwest recently sure brought one to mind from my life. It starts with a little cabin on the Sandy River at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon.… Read more

Musings on What it Means to Live True

I am sitting in a sweet mountain cabin at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon. It is near a cabin, a home really, that I lived in ten years ago. It is in on forested three acres, split by a river.… Read more

Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker, Magenta Baribeau

I recently had the pleasure of talking with Magenta Baribeau, the 2014 Childfree Woman of the Year about the documentary she is working on, Maman? Non merci! Here’s the Q&A: What inspired you to do your documentary, Maman? Non merci! (roughly translated as Being a mom?… Read more

The Back Story on August 1 as International Childfree Day

As many of you may know, my book, Families of Two, Interviews with Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, came out in 2000 and received international attention. This coupled with my blog, La Vie Childfree (which now lives here in my childfree writings library) and media presence since then, I’ve become a leading voice on the childfree choice.… Read more

Four Ingredients to Nonfiction Book Success

I recently read a great interview on the site, Creative Nonfiction. Kristina Marusic interviews Emily Loose on the publishing business, secrets to successful nonfiction and approaching agents. Loose has worked at big publishing houses, has taken seventeen books to the The New York Times bestseller list, and now is a book agent, editor and publishing consultant.… Read more

Ashleigh From Australia Talks The Baby Matrix

Meet Ashleigh from Australia. She recently read my book, The Baby Matrix, and I just have to share her review and experience titled, “Parenting as a Path to Fulfillment or an Assumption?” “As I continue my quest to find out more about parenthood and my life purpose I have been doing a lot of reading. […]

The book, Eat Now; Talk Later

Eat Now; Talk Later: 52  True Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Dream by James Vescovi is one of the most unique collection of stories I’ve read in some time. Vescovi put together 52 short stories about his grandparents, Tony and Desolina Vescovi. They were born about 1900, grew up in Italian farming communities (that […]

July 11 is World Population Day

World Population Day “is an annual event, observed on July 11, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached […]

State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability

Review by Ken Hanson In State of the World 2014, the Worldwatch Institute has collected essays from some of the leaders in the discussion of world sustainability. Under the direction of Tom Prugh and Michael Renner, more than 28 experts and scholars tackle the premise that “today’s sustainability crisis is much more a political problem […]

Shout Out For LiveTrue Book Reviewers!

In March I showcased three books for review here.  Thanks to Adam Pober, for reviewing Believe It! You Know an Atheist, and Kendall Hanson for his review of Stuffocation. Interested in reading a LiveTrue book, reviewing with by line and for cash? I’m looking for reviewers for these two interesting nonfiction books: Attached: The New Science of […]

A Book That Needs to Come Back Around: The Parent Test

A popular pronatalist assumption is that we’ll just “know” how to parent when we have children.  The truth is we see far too many people who are unfit parents. Rather than think we’re all supposed to be naturally good at it, when it comes to how we think about parenthood there have been some smart […]

Think You Have No Time For That Writing Project? Think Again

What is the biggest challenge you think many of my new and aspiring writer clients say they face? Hint: They are often people who earn their living in another way, are raising families, and describe their lives as having a lot on their plate. You likely guessed it: They say their biggest challenge in reaching […]

Finding and Feeling One’s “Voice”

Opera Legend Jessye Norman has new memoir out, and I caught a lovely interview with her by PBS Newshour’s Jeffrey Brown.  In it, I was struck by how some of the things she said about finding the sound and feel of one’s voice relate to writers finding their written “voice.” Check it out.     […]

Telling It True About the Prison System

Part of what “live true” means in my LiveTrue Book collection includes works that can be described as “telling it true.”  I am reading a book right now titled, Super Friends by Whitney Holwadel, that does just that. It’s a moving story, and a hard look at our federal prison system. As Whit’s father writes in […]

Kid Me Not , and a Slice of my Own Story

Have you seen the recently released book, Kid Me Not: An Anthology by Childfree Women of the 60s Now in their 60s.  Is that a clever book idea or what. And the life accounts in it give readers a good look into a generation of women making the childfree choice at a time when it […]

The New Book, Famous – But No Children

In author J.O. Raber’s words, Famous – But No Children “is about people who have made an important difference because they were more oriented toward making that difference than toward living the conventional life of rearing children. This is not to say that people with children have never made a difference; however, the accomplishments of […]

Talking Families of Two and The Baby Matrix on The Exchange Show

I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed on The Exchange Show. Host Dan Riley interviews “noteworthy people about their lives, ideas, and current events.”  Dan and I talked about how my book Families of Two came to be, an array of childfree topics and issues, my book, The Baby Matrix, the many ways we all are […]

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