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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

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

Nonfiction Book Review: Women in Clothes

by LiveTrue Book Reviewer Melanie Davis Women in Clothes, by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton, is a literary art gallery. The book itself could be the centerpiece of a living room’s décor, nestled amidst eclectic art pieces complimenting the cover design.… Read more

What Thanksgiving and Being Childfree Have in Common

I like to bring this post back around at Thanksgiving time. What do Thanksgiving and being childfree have in common? Myths. Like the myths out there about the childfree, there sure are some myths about Thanksgiving. Check it out: InShow More Summary

Important Tips for Finding the Right Ghostwriter

Let’s face it. Many people want to write a book, but either do not have the time or writing skills to go about it themselves. The answer: Hire a ghostwriter. It may sound easy because you have many to choose from these days. … Read ...

Nonfiction Book Review: Unheralded Heroes

by LiveTrue Book Reviewer Melanie Davis The Introduction to Unheralded Heroes asks, “Are heroes made or do they just become one?” From that question, Thomas van Hees weaves a fascinating book filled with names and stories of those whose...Show More Summary

We Forgot to Have Kids: Gas Station Condoms and Childfreedom

It’s Friday night CFers! What’s on your sybaritic to-do list? Ain’t childfreedom a $#@%?!?! Okay, snark aside, I’m confident that you’ll have a wonderful evening (and weekend), especially once you check out Kevin B. Morrow’s (@kbmrg) lighthearted but sincere reflection on his childfree marriage. Show More Summary

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

Childfree Adults Can’t Relate

Halloween strikes me as an appropriate day to wade back into the childfree wilderness for a moment. A day of tricks and treats for children. And for childfree adults… Happy Halloween, childfree adults! I have a funky costume to model...Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: An End to Suffering

by Rose Parker At moments, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World by seems to be two books disguised as one. The main thread of the narrative follows the development of Buddhism, with an eye to interactions between East and West.… Read more

Vasa Deferentia Interrupta

“You didn’t know I’d had a vasectomy?” “Uhm, no, why would I have known?” “I thought I told you… Anyway, no biggie. But it does hurt!” “You mean they didn’t use any anesthetic?” “Of course they did, but it still hurts. The doc told me it’d feel like a donkey kicked me in the balls. [...]

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