Add this new book to the growing number of books out there about the childfree choice: No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood. It is a collection of essays edited by Henriette Mantel (right), a New York comedy writer. I am...Show More Summary
A recent blog post published in The Huffington Post attempts to explain why (most) successful women in the USA are childless. While the author Kristen Houghton doesn't cover all the reasons why this appears to be true, she does make an important point: to succeed, you need to focus on what you want without distraction. Show More Summary
I’d begun writing about Mothers Day last week, as if to psyche myself into the inevitable choice on the day of either brazening it out in the world on my own or cowardly retreat instead. But today I’ve been diverted, by David Bowie no less, and realised when you’re a boy – Mother’s Day is no biggie. Show More Summary
Who is an amazing man from the 19th century too many people don’t know about? Charles Knowlton. Now more will, thanks to this excellent biography, An Infidel Body-Snatcher and the Fruits of his Philosophy: The Life of Charles Knowlton by Dan Allosso. Show More Summary
The NYTimes bestseller by Gretchen Rubin is a year-in-the-life exploration of a writer trying to live her life happier. What does that mean? Each month is broken into a theme: energy, love, play, etc. April’s theme is “Lighten Up” with a subtitle: Parenthood. Hmm. Maybe that means you don’t need to “lighten up” if you [...]Show More Summary
At the end of each week we try to lighten the mood with some childfree humor. This week let us introduce you to the hilarious Sht My Kids Ruined After all everyday is a Friday to the childfree! The post Childfree Friday Funny – Sht My Kids Ruined appeared first on Why No Kids?.
When I first saw the title of Jen Kirkman’s new book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids, I sighed. On the upside, I loved the idea that there was a new book out by a great female comedian who was childfree. Show More Summary
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. Show More Summary
Because the source is the UK's Daily Mail, I am not sure this "first person account" attributed to Isabella Dutton is entirely true as they have a tendency at this paper to misquote for effect. However, this article is making the rounds of the childfree blogs and creating quite a stir. Show More Summary
The lengths couples will go to have their own biological child has fueled the rise of a booming business: surrogacy. As more couples do it, the more we are seeing how complicated it can get – for the parents and the child. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Stephanie M. Show More Summary
When a woman reaches a certain age, she is expected to start thinking about having children. If she doesn’t, society demands an answer. (Telegraph) Sarah Rainey recently took up the much discussed and debated February Vogue article in which Dame Helen Mirren “confronts the final female taboo“: childlessness. Like many commentators, Rainey finds Mirren’s candor [...]Show More Summary
Tonight is the anxiously awaited season six premier of Mad Men. While the show is always controversial, so are many of the show’s stars. Famously kid free and car free, for environmental reasons, Vincent Kartheiser just got engaged to co-star Alexis Bledel–his mistress on the show. (Big congrats from WNK!) Does that mean we [...]Show More Summary
In what could be an indicator of either a massive drop in teens’ financial prospects or the fact that teens today are getting more realistic about their financial futures, a new survey shows that the percentage of teenagers who expect to remain dependent on mom and/or dad until at least age 27 has doubled in [...]Show More Summary
With the Supreme Court taking on same-sex marriage (or will they-we shall see), marriage traditionalists have been out there touting the old notion that the purpose of marriage is ultimately about procreation. Old, indeed. And just...Show More Summary
One of most common Breeder Bingos is, “You’ll regret being childfree when you’re older.” To which most of us roll our eyes or nod agreeably but dismissively. “I hope not,” I say when feeling more generous. Or, “I’ll let you know when I get there…” I sigh inwardly and add another mark to the childfree [...] The post Childfree Regrets? appeared first on Why No Kids?.