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

Last fall, I posted my interview with Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, and using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. Now that the course is over, I asked her a few more questions about her experience of teaching this course.… Read more

On the Heels of the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

From the midst of the Nazi death camps arises a story of subterfuge and triumph which has been largely unknown until the recent publication of  The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arther Allen.… Read more

Alexandra Paul: Talking Man Swarm & Overpopulation

Alexandra Paul, actor and population activist, gives a glowing endorsement of Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World, and has a great TEDx Talk on overpopulation. Check it out:… Read more

Announcing the Release of my Latest Book! Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World

When I was researching The Baby Matrix, I interviewed David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. We talked about how we thought the book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife, was a great book on overpopulation. Originally written largely for conservationists, David and I really wanted to see the book reach a wider audience.… Read more

Coming Soon! Second Edition of Man Swarm

I have had the honor of collaborating with renowned conservationist, Dave Foreman, on the second edition of Man Swarm. Details to come this week!… Read more

Dear Childfree Person: You Pretty Much Get It

Dear Childfree Person, I am writing to you to share some vital information that has only become available to me in the last couple of years, since I became a parent. Before that, I was subjected to the same saccharine clichés from parents that you are undoubtedly hearing over and over again. Show More Summary

Register Now and Join your Childfree friends on a 7 day Caribbean Cruise!

We've been talking about it. Now it's finally happening! A Caribbean Cruise with your Childfree friends! Join us on Dec 5-12, 2015 for a cruise with Laura Scott and other Childfree authors on the stunning Italian cruise ship MSC Divina...Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: The Art of Conversation

Author Catherine Blyth knows a present day truth: our ever expanding use of electronic devices for communication, which have us buried in our phones and laptops without even making eye contact with those around us, is causing a loss of in-person communications skills.… Read more

One regret on being childfree?

Kitty Flanagan writes in Fairfax about being childfree. For her, there's no earth shattering angst over becoming, what she likes to call, a "barren spinster". "For me, it just didn't happen. I simply never met the right person and it wasn't something I wanted to do on my own. Show More Summary

Why Having Kids Won't Fulfill You

I was interested to find that the author of a recent Time Magazine article titled "Why Having Kids Won't Fulfill You" was written by a woman who struggled and finally succeeded to have children.Her article was in response to actressShow More Summary

Update on the Work of Israeli Scholar and Author, Orna Donath

I recently heard from Orna Donath, an Israeli scholar and author I interviewed awhile back on the childfree in Israel. She has new published two articles about motherhood and regret in Israel based on her Ph.D. work. Check them out and...Show More Summary

Happy New Year!

May You Have an Amazing 2015!… Read more

Nonfiction Book Review: Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Woman

Starting the new year out with a woman’s theme ~ Not Your Mother’s Book….On Being a Woman is the first in a new series by Dahlynn and Ken McKowen, co-authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise, and ghost creators of many more Chicken titles.… Read more

Ho Ho Ho – Holiday Offers From Me to You!

I hope you have had a great 2014! To celebrate the holiday season, from now through the end of the year, I am offering the following: The first 5,000 words of any editorial project FREE or The first hour of any public speaking project...Show More Summary

Don’t Have Any Kids Yourself

It's Thursday, time for verse, for edgy verse, and curiously potent advice from thoughtful English librarian and writer Philip Larkin. Childfree advice… This Be The Verse They fuck you up, your mum and dad.They may not mean to, but they do.They fill you with the faults they hadAnd add some extra, just for you. Show More Summary

Childless by Choice Issues? Enough Already!

Let’s finish the week off with a quick look at Dani Alpert’s rant on HuffPo about childless by choice oversaturation. Sure, it’s a few weeks overripe, and there’s something decidedly disingenuous about reposting a post about the fact that there’s too much posting about childless by choice issues, but… I can’t resist. Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: Everyone’s a Genius

According to author Jen Fraser, geniuses aren’t what we often assume. Instead of the rare few who have intellect far above the rest of us, they are the people who are capable of giving the world fresh, new concepts and ideas.… Read ...

Nonfiction Book Review: Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

This book will hit your heart and mind, hard. Author Katy Butler’s has written a moving and informative memoir that will stick with you and inspire contemplation. In Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, we intimately...Show More Summary

The Art of Childfree-Parent Conversation at Holiday Parties

I like to re-post this as holiday party time approaches… 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 or are childfree), trying to chime in with parent friends, acquaintances, colleagues and their spouses can feel awkward and challenging.… Read more

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

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