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Why No Kids? Pee-pee Teepees and Tinkle Targets!

Before tackling the topic of Pee-pee Teepees and tinkle targets I’d like to digress briefly to matters more mammary and less urinary. I remember hearing from a friend when he became a new father that his wife had received a breastfeeding cover-up (aka nursing cover, Bebe Au Lait, etc.) called a Hooter Hider. Show More Summary

Childfree Vacation: No Kids, No Fun?

The WNK quartet was recently indulging in a little mid-week, mid-summer bliss (think Lake Champlain, locally grown eats, frosty libations, nary the shadow of a kidlet) when a couple of us stumbled on a particularly obvious reason we have no kids. Show More Summary

Talking Overpopulation: Signs of Coming Out of Taboo Territory?

Today the San Francisco Chronicle has the biggest feature article on population growth I have ever seen it do. The article is titled, “As the World Grow, So Do Climate Dangers.”  In watching new nonfiction releases, I have also been noticing an excellent trend… There are some hard hitting books just out – or about to come out [...]

Do Parents Make Better Teachers? A Childfree Teacher Responds

  When I read the title of the Slate article Parents Make Better Teachers I was livid!   I’ve spent years dedicating my life to children and education. I didn’t need to have kids of my own to make a difference in the classroom.   DoShow More Summary

Video: ‘Free Intereor Therapy: Jeff Lewis’s parenting intervention

I couldn’t take my eyes off this episode of Interior Therapy, with Jeff Lewis. I thought it was funny and revealing and current and necessary. Watch the clip for sure. Pass it on. It’s quick and the entire episode is definitely worth a look. Show More Summary

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 [...]

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