Blog Profile / La Vie Childfree

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Archived Since:August 28, 2011

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Taking on Pronatalist Myths: Author Moms Who Get It

Melanie Holmes, has a new book out titled, The Female Assumption: A Mother’s Story: Freeing Women From the View that Motherhood is a Mandate. Like author Madelyn Cain, the author of The Childless Revolution, Melanie is a mother. While...Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: An End to Suffering

by Rose Parker At moments, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World by seems to be two books disguised as one. The main thread of the narrative follows the development of Buddhism, with an eye to interactions between East and West.… Read more

Are the “Childless” Really More Likely to Divorce?

You may have seen more articles popping up lately on how “childless” couples are more likely to divorce.  How it’s treated as a “statistical reality”  needs to be challenged and clarified. Let’s start with some of the more “popular” data… Journalist and novelist Po Bronson’s divorce factoid sheet,  which is often quoted. Show More Summary

Musing on Ranting

mtuni, a commenter here, recently made an observation on some comments mostly in response to my recent Alamo Theater post. She spotted something that has not happened here before – ”hit and run trolling” type of rant. She observes… …”what is it with the ‘hit-and run’ trolling lately? I just spotted two of them in the comments section in another [...]

Parental Surrogacy Goes to India

Did you happen to catch pbs’ recent report on a growing way to go to all lengths to have a baby? Indian surrogacy. Check out how it works, and the pros and cons… Many couples who desperately want a baby and face the issue of the woman not being able to carry the child have had parental surrogacy in [...]

Do The Childfree Have a “Distinct Wanderlust”?

Any childfree person should know about sociologist Jean Veevers. She was a pioneer in the study of the childfree, or “voluntary childlessness” as it was called back then. Even in the 70s, she was writing about how the voluntary childless was a “neglected area of study.” Check out some of what she did find in [...]

Nonfiction Book Review: Healing the Warrior Heart

by LiveTrue Book Reviewer, Melanie Davis The horror of war is the hottest fire of difficulty to endure. Those who come out on the other side of these flames and write about it bring treasured words to the world.  In Healing the Warrior...Show More Summary

Two Questions to Ask When You See a “Who’s Happier” Study

There are scads of nonfiction books out there on the happiness topic. Then there are the “Who’s Happier” studies the media loves to talk about. Earlier this month Good Morning America joined the collection of television and print media with what it says is a “hot button question:” Who is happier, parents or non-parents?… Read more

Nonfiction Book Review: Making Room for You: A Practical Guide to Organizing Your Home

Review by LiveTrue Book Reviewer, Melanie Davis As I sat down to read Making Room for You, there was my dog – on the floor rolling through messy piles of paper I’d made in an attempt organize the clutter. I thought of the state of my drawers, closet, pantry, and the borage of stuff under the seats of my car.  … Read more

The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: An Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D.

Last year I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with sociologist and criminologist, Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. (left), who was doing a study on childfree black women. I recently had another chance to talk with her. She is an Assistant Professor at Salem College, and is currently teaching a sociology course using The Baby Matrix as part of the curriculum.… Read more

Review of the Nonfiction Book, Just For the Love of It

Review by LiveTrue Book Reviewer, Rajen Jani Sometimes the striving for the accomplishment is more memorable than the accomplishment itself; and ultimately, when looking back, one realizes that both the striving and the accomplishment, took place simply because of love. Show More Summary

Review of Dr. He Said, Dr. She Said: Advice Columns on How to Make Relationships Work

Review by Melanie Davis People often lament, “There’s just no instruction manual!” when exasperated with important relationships.  After reading Dr. He Said, Dr. She Said, I assert that indeed there is an instruction manual filled with frequently asked questions and written especially for marriage and couples. … Read more

Print and Digital Book Cultures: Can They Exist Side by Side?

With the advent and innovations of print technology, there is a lot of talk about whether printed books are well on the road to dead. Author Alix Christie has an interesting view in the San Francisco Chronicle - check it out.  … Read more

From Books to Babies: What We’re Learning about Millennials

Interesting information is being gathered about the millennial generation. The latest has to do with their reading habits. Check it out. Could they be readers? Here’s what a recent Pew Research Center report says: 88 percent of those ages 16-29, “the core of the millennial generation,” had read a book in the last year.  … Read more

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

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