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Childfree – What’s Next? Reproductive Healthcare Under Increasing Threat

This was in my Facebook news feed today and something well worth sharing. Everyone should be concerned but the childfree especially because from where I sit the continued attack on Planned Parenthood continues. The subtext seems pretty clear to me – cut funding to anything that helps or supports contraception. Because without contraception all those [...]

Childfree – What Think You of the Baby and Child Social Updates?

Baby avatars, baby updates, kid updates, baby and kid photos on a daily basis and lots more parent updates. If you are on Facebook there is no way to escape them. While childfree blogs are a place to exchnge with like-minded childfree folk. Facebook – not so much. Most of us have friends who have kids, some [...]

Childfree: So Are We, Deep Down, Feeling We Missed Out on Having Children?

The comment below was left on an older post by a (I am  assuming)  a childed person on a childfree blog. Said person has quite a firm belief about some childfree people, which is, quote: I firmly believe that some childfree people out there, deep down inside, feel they missed out on an element of life [...]

childfree – How Do You Feel About Mother’s Day?

Yesterday was mother’s day. We all have mothers and I had a very happy day celebrating mother’s day with my MIL yesterday. In England mother’s day is in March so I celebrated my mum’s then. But how do you feel from a childfree perspective? We all have mothers who I believe in most cases we [...]

Childfree – So How Professional is it to Permanently Bring Your Kids to Work?

In other words, inflict them on your clientele, whoever they may be. This status was on my Facebook News Feed today and it was from a Business Woman and Entrepreneurs page: “Love having a business where I can bring my 5yo with me to just about every business event…she’s my little budding entrepreneur…” Seriously? And last week [...]

Childfree: What’s The Most Annoying Bingo You’ve Had?

Childfree “bingoes.” They range from mildly irritating to downright insulting. We aim to avoid them but it’s almost impossible. They seem to come at us when we are unprepared – so no short sweet answers are at the ready. Until afterwards when it is too late and you are thinking “Grrr I wish I had [...]

I’m Supporting the “Taboo” Subject of Positive Childfree People – Spread The Word

Hello Childfree readers.  I got this email today from another childfree blogger – Magenta -  who is doing an exciting childfree documentary. I am sharing it here to spread the word and support. (And by the way Magenta didn’t ask me to, I offered). Even if you’re not a childfree blogger feel free to [...]

Why Are Parents Qualified to Comment on the Childfree Life?

Discuss. If you’re childfree, how many times have you been informed “you wouldn’t understand because you don’t have kids?” Even though, because you are childfree – you probably understand far more than the parents give you credit for.  Enough, at least to know that it’s not the life you want. Enough to know you often have [...]

Childfree: Just Why is Bad Behaviour Justified By Pregnancy and Parenthood?

I’m not claiming credit for writing this post – it’s a comment from one of our readers on an older post. I liked it so much that I thought it’s worth being a post in its own right. (That, by the way goes for the majority of comments on this blog – big thanks for [...]

Childfree – How Do You Cope With the Pressure to Procreate?

These days very few people come out directly to pressure me into having kids. Wouldn’t make any difference if they did – it would be a waste of time. I’ve done quite a bit to remove myself from many images of kiddies and parenting, limiting any avenues for suggestions. I don’t watch t.v. and I [...]

Two is Enough is Designed for Singles Too

Don’t let the title Two Is Enough: A Couple’s Guide to Living Childless by Choice fool you. I have designed the content of this book for singles too. I recently received an email from a single woman who works in the social services field. Show More Summary

Do U.S. labor markets favor single and childless women?

A recent article in the New York Times made this observation: The last three men nominated to the Supreme Court have all been married and, among them, have seven children. The last three women — Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Harriet...Show More Summary

It’s a Girl Thing!

Periods suck! Particularly if you are like me and my friend Karen who have a tendency to have monster flows—the kind that can’t be absorbed by any measly super-sized tampon or pad. Sorry guys. You can skip this post if you like.Show More Summary

You Won’t Know You Want a Kid Until You Have One

“You won’t know you want a kid until you have one.” We’ve all heard a version of this. It’s the kind of warped logic that comes up when you say “I’ve never wanted children.” The BBC New Magazine challenged this assertion...Show More Summary

From Mumbai: It’s a Blessing Not To Have Children

I love hearing from people around the world who are living childfree by choice. Recently Leena contacted me from India with her story: I am Leena aged 34 from India and I would like to share my story about being Childfree by Choice. In India the only reason you get married is to breed. Show More Summary

Are We a Family?

Alyssa Favreau called me last week for an interview for her university paper, The McGill Daily. She wanted to explore how our definitions of family have expanded over time. In her article titled The Ties That Bind she cited a study by Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell in which Americans were asked what they considered to be a family. Show More Summary

Another Childfree Person Falls Through the Cracks

Earlier this month I wrote a post titled “Are We a Family?” Most childfree couples say “Yes, we are!” However, our social institutions sometimes don’t see it that way and some of the government agencies that are set up to help...Show More Summary

I Can Better Serve the World by Not Having Children

The title of this post comes from the questionnaire I used to survey self-described childless by choice persons for the book Two Is Enough and the soon-to-be-released documentary The Childless by Choice Project. Close to half of theShow More Summary

A Supportive Sister

When you ‘out’ yourself as childless by choice you get all kinds of reactions. I documented many of them in my book, Two Is Enough--they run the gamut from disapproval to envy. Bonnie has experienced most of them as a 53 year-old married woman who never wanted kids. Show More Summary

Will You Be Working This Thanksgiving?

This is the question CNN News anchor Don Lemon asked his childfree guest on Sunday night's news program. He had invited this childfree man and Katherine Reynolds Lewis, The Fiscal Times. com reporter who wrote "Parental Guidance: Why...Show More Summary

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