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Mommy, Come See My Poop

One thing you’ll never hear at our house: “Mommy, come see my poop!” And – just to be clear – no “Daddy, come see my poop” either. Never. Ever! Call me self absorbed. Call me squeamish. Call me a Prissy Potty Pooper. Call me whatever you like, but don’t expect me to celebrate a floater […] The post Mommy, Come See My Poop appeared first on Why No Kids?.

Friday Funny- Why No Kids? Black Thumb.

Hopefully this explains everything: Also this: (Who kills succulents??? Me.) In 2002 I had a cactus for almost a month! Eleven years later I decided to try again with little success. In 1998 I got a puppy! In 1999 I gave it to my folks.Good news: fourteen years later they are not so eager for […] The post Friday Funny- Why No Kids? Black Thumb. appeared first on Why No Kids?.

Friday Funny! Our TIME Magazine response (just kidding)

The TIME magazine article, “The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children,” has sparked an electric storm of media attention. It’s a shame the writers at WNK are too busy enjoying a childfree summer on the lake to respond. Show More Summary

Writing Worthy Works of Nonfiction

As a childfree choice expert, a couple of years ago the Wall Street Journal asked if I would respond to a piece by Bryan Caplan related to his book, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids.  We had our different points of view to be sure, but the other day I ran across another short piece by [...]

Parents Supporting Their Childfree Children

I have been very fortunate in the fact that both my parents have always supported my choice to remain childfree. This is not always the case for childfree folks, as I documented in my book Two is Enough and the documentary film The Childless by Choice Project. Show More Summary

Q&A with Childfree Woman of the Year, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, on her Book, How Geek Girls Will Rule the World

The more I learned about Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon’s book, How Geek Girls Will Rule the World, the more I saw it’s one for the LiveTrue Books Collection.  Here’s my interview with Jennifer about her book: Q&A with Jennifer What inspired you to write the book? It was the product of a lot of soul-searching. When “geeks” [...]

Childfree=Narcissist? Authors of the Narcissism Epidemic Would Likely Disagree

Tom Wolfe famously proclaimed the 70’s "The Me Decade." In 1979 Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism became an unexpected...

On the Childfree Making the Cover of Time

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 Life featured in TIME Magazine

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

The Winners! 2013 Childfree Woman & Man of the Year

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 (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

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 Good Fiction & Non-Fiction Have in Common

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 [...]

Steady Nerves, Parents

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

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