Tom Wolfe famously proclaimed the 70’s "The Me Decade." In 1979 Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism became an unexpected...
So last Thursday was a big day. The latest issue of Time magazine debuted (the Aug. 12 edition) the cover title, “The Childfree Life,” and “None is Enough,” as the issue’s feature article. On the same day, International Childfree Day, the winners of the 2013 Childfree Woman and Man of the Year were also announced. [...]
The Childfree have made it to the front Cover of Time! Four years after my book Two is Enough: A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice was published and one year after the release of my documentary The Childless By Choice Project,...Show More Summary
Today, on International Childfree Day, the sponsors would like to announce the 2013 Childfree Man & Woman of the Year! Thanks to all who sent in great nominations for this award. Here are the winners: Childfree Woman of the Year: Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon Jennifer lives in Brooklyn, New York, and as her nominator wrote, “She embodies [...]
The LiveTrue book collection is all about what it means to live true to self, others and our world. This book comes at this theme from the opposite direction; it delves into why it is we can be...
What do fiction and non-fiction have in common that make both work? Check out this piece by Eric Nelson, and editor turned agent. It begins with an image of one of my favorite movie characters, Morpheus, from The Matrix and a key line from the movie, “What if I told you..” then.. …gives a bit [...]
Before there was valium or prozac, there were always dubious quack remedies to help women medicate their sometimes grim realities. (The Bilerico Project) Vintage advertising is always good for a chuckle, but Dr. Miles' Nervine struck me as especially perfect for anxious parents. Effervescent tablets too! So you can hear and feel the mellowing magic [...]Show More Summary
In our personal or professional lives, there is no substitute for having excellent writing skills. However, just as important are editing skills. If you imagine creating a sculpture, writing gives the sculpture form. Editing, on the other hand, perfects it into its final form. Unlike sculpture though, writing and editing are two very different skills. [...]
Soooo many words have been dedicated to women and men not “having it all” recently. The latest comes from a father’s point of view. This piece by Esquire’s Richard Dorment is well written and thought provoking and certainly worth a look if you have the time and energy. If you don’t, here is a [...]Show More Summary
In your 20s and feeling “boxed in”? Feel an undeniable urge to “get missing for a little while”? Dreamed of taking a year to travel the world? Author Adam Shepard can not only relate – he did it. One Year Lived is an engaging travelogue by this adventurous, late 20s guy from North Carolina… It’s [...]
On August 1, 1973, the non-profit organization, National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Female and Male National Non-Parent of the Year. Later known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), it existed from 1972-1982 with a mission to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option.” 40 [...]