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The New “I Do”: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists, and Rebels

The aptly titled book, The New “I Do”: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists, and Rebels by Susan Pease Gadoua and Vicki Larson, challenges our preconceived notions about marriage. While The New “I Do” is geared toward those currently contemplating marriage, those who have already said their vows will still find it quite applicable and enjoyable. Show More Summary

Why I’ll Never Share My #MeToo Story

During the height of the #MeToo movement, I came really close to sharing a story that could have potentially changed my life in ways I wasn’t ready for. I had been contacted by the media, and I had two drafts of my story sitting on my laptop. Between the calls and the daily stories of […] The post Why I’ll Never Share My #MeToo Story appeared first on Hipstercrite.

The Why Of Fat Tire Bikes

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Q&A With Research Scholar, Amrita Nandy on her Book, Motherhood and Choice

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing New Delhi research scholar and activist, Amrita Nandy, about her new book, Motherhood and Choice: Uncommon Mothers, Childfree Women. Check it out: Your new book, Motherhood and Choice, is based on your Ph.D. Show More Summary

Why More Millennials Should Invest in Cryptocurrency

First, let me get this out of the way: I’m not a financial advisor. I’m just a gal who started investing in cryptocurrency and has learned a thing or two. In early 2017, when cryptocurrency began taking off, I decided to take the plunge. Show More Summary

Happy New Year!

Wishing You a Wonderful 2018! The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Looking Back: 2017 Childfree Trending Part II

Now for Part II of childfree trends we have seen this past year. In addition to muddied use of “Childfree,” “Child-free” “Child free “and “Childless” I wrote about in Part I, five more childfree trends are worth noting: Even more stories...Show More Summary

Looking Back: 2017 Childfree Trending Part I

At the beginning of 2016, I took stock of 40+ years of talking about the childfree choice. At the end of 2016, I looked back and discussed positive childfree trends that year. It’s time for childfree trending 2017…this year I’ll do childfree trending in two parts. Show More Summary

Don’t ever do this, she told me.

Howdy, friends. I’m going to start writing here again, so here’s my first real post in awhile. It’s a short piece & it’s about a woman I met on the train from Denver to Chicago. ——— She is tiny, bundled in a faux-leopard print coat, and she is carrying her weight in baggage. “Can I […] The post Don’t ever do this, she told me. appeared first on Hipstercrite.

The Art of Conversation: Childfree and Parents at Holiday Parties

I like to bring this post back around each year during holiday party time: We’re  into the holiday party time of year, and at these kinds of gatherings often people’s kids are a major topic of conversation. When you don’t have kids (yet...Show More Summary

Breeder Bingo Bombs: Badabing, Badaboom!

Bravo, Ossiana Tepfenhart, for tackling the inevitable (and perennial) “Breeder Bingo” blather! Childfree friends, if you’re sick and tired of the endless onslaught of judgment and unsolicited advice, you may well want to borrow a zinger or three from Tepfenhart’s article, “27 Ways To Respond When You’re Being Pressured To Have Kids“. Show More Summary

Holiday Season Advertisers: It’s Time to Target Women without Children

Every holiday season, advertisers spend billions of marketing dollars to get us to buy their products and services. At this time of year, advertisers lose revenue because they don’t market to a specific demographic: the 47 percent of American women of childbearing age who are not mothers. Show More Summary

Mountain House Meals | 30 Years Shelf Life | Prices to increase in Jan 2018

Get Mountain House @ 2017 PricesMountain House Prices to increase starting Jan 1, 2018.We have already been notified of the same. Make sure you have saved enough of this quality freeze dried food brand at 2017 prices. More Summary

A Message to Apologists From a Survivor

Hello. I know the daily news about another man in power being accused of sexual harassment or assault is overwhelming and disorienting. This is new territory for all us. I’ve watched some of my own favorite celebrities fall over the past few weeks. Show More Summary

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

While I have had more of a summary of the book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts in my LiveTrue Book collection, I am delighted to now have a personal review by Brittany Brolley of my book review team: The 5 Love Languages...Show More Summary

Riffing on Childfree Lilli Blackmore’s, “Why Having Kids Is Not A Retirement Plan”

I have been enjoying Lilli Blackmore’s posts on her site, the American Spinster. Her most recent post, “Why Having Kids Is Not a Retirement Plan” inspires me to riff on this important topic. Please indulge me. The Pronatalist Elderhood...Show More Summary

Not Having Kids: From Moral Outrage toward Moral Duty

One particular phrase relating to a study that came out last spring continues to pop up online: moral outrage. The study, “Parenthood as a Moral Imperative? Moral Outrage and the Stigmatization of Voluntarily Childfree Women and Men”...Show More Summary

Regretting Motherhood: A Study, by Orna Donath

Israeli sociologist Orna Donath breaks important ground in her book, Regretting Motherhood: A Study. She bravely takes on motherhood regret squarely and directly, and questions “the social order and systems of power that present women...Show More Summary

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