As Election Day approaches, Roe v Wade remains the law of the land, but with a Republican victory and an aging Supreme Court, this law may very well be in jeopardy. As President Barack Obama said on August 8th in Denver, “The next president...Show More Summary
With Julia Gillard stirring up the House of Representatives, tongue lashing the opposition leader this week, her feminist speech on misogyny has gone viral.And so it deserves to. Did you know 'to Gillard' is now a verb in the US?Even the Guardian editorial got in on the act and resurrected Heffernan's epithet. A week to be proud of Barren Ones!
“A bored kid at home might be dangerous…” (Childfree Commercial) Aside from the generally crumby quality of this video (Let me guess, recorded on smart phone from a hazy old school television?) the imagery is disturbingly hilarious. Wait. Did I just say that? Please scratch that insensitive remark. The commercial for a kid’s crafting book [...]Show More Summary
Back in early 2011, my husband and I started a social networking group in Boston called Couples Without Kids (our friends with children “affectionately” referred to the group as “Couples Who Hate Kids”). We actually really like (some) children but had determined that we did not want them for ourselves. As we were getting into [...]Show More Summary
It may be my imagination, but my friends without kids just seem happier than those saddled with parental responsibilities. Parents certainly have more responsibilities than those of us not saddled with all the daily feeding, changing, driving, homework helping and the like so it makes sense that they are more tired and squeezed for time. [...]Show More Summary
This song added a smile to a barren woman's dial today. Enjoy.
The April childfree On-the-Ground question was: What do you get the most from online childfree communities? And in your opinion, how could the online childfree community improve? Here’s what you said: Moving to May, change is afoot this month… I am going to give the On the Ground question a rest for now. Why? My [...]
In part as a nod to Women’s History month, the March On-the-Ground Question was: Who is your favorite childfree woman and why? She can be dead or alive, famous or not, someone you know personally, any childfree woman! Here’s what you said: The April Question is: What do you get the most from participating in [...]
The February question was: How has being childfree had the most positive impacts on your life? What do you foresee as future positive impacts? Here’s what you said: March is Women’s History Month. So the March On-the-Ground question let’s focus on childfree women. The question is: Who is your favorite childfree woman and why? She [...]
Last month’s On-the-Ground question was: If you knew as a child you’d grow up to be childfree, how did you know so early in life? Here’s what you said: The February question is: How has being childfree had the most positive impact on your life? What do you foresee as future positive impacts? To answer, [...]
The December On the Ground question was: What childfree related questions do you have for the people of Brazil and Argentina? Here’s the wrap up: (Why it is a bit dark-not sure! 2012 resolution includes video software upgrade!) The January question is in the On-the-Ground Question section to your right~
The November 2-part question was: What’s been one of your best childfree travel adventures? ~and-or~ What advice do you have on great childfree travel? Here’s what people said: On December 9th, I’m leaving on a trip to Rio, then Buenos Aires, then to the Patagonia! I’ll be on the road until later in Jan.! And [...]
We talk about the challenges of being childfree a lot here, but at this time of year, let’s talk about what is great about having chosen not to have children–when it comes to the childfree life, what is on your list to be thankful for? I’ll start. Here are just a few; I’m thankful for [...]
The October On-the-Ground Question was: If you could sum up the reason you are childfree in 1 word, what would it be? Here’s what people said, and a tee up to the November question, which is also in the On-the-Ground Question section to the right: Feel free to add your word and why it’s your one [...]
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx6vscH8F2A] Watch this video if you’re considering having a kid!. Yes, it is Halloween and no, we shouldn’t be thinking about shopping — certainly not Christmas shopping — yet, but we are. Correction: I’m not thinking about it, but it’s by sheer force of will that I’m resisting. The Halloween candy isn’t even off the [...]
The September On-the-Ground Question was: What legacies have you seen the childfree leave? What legacy would you like to leave? Here’s what people said, and a tee up to the October question, which is also in the On-the-Ground Question section to the right: Have a post script on the topic of legacies? Write it in!
I’ll admit that I’m not excerpting the most representative excerpt from this childless by choice video, but I can’t help highlighting this universally ingrained response: Lots of women bond, especially in their 30s and 40s, over the fact that they have had children. So you’ve got a sort of common bond there that you can [...]
I don’t have kids. And I’m guessing that Steve Shives doesn’t hate kids either. After all, he’s created both a “Why I Hate Kids” video and a “Why I Like Kids” video for your lighthearted consumption. This tongue-in-cheek parade of reasons why he could hate kids is arguably inappropriate but strikes me as a reminder [...]
What exactly does “childfree by choice” mean? If you watched the video above, you may have been drawn into the the antagonism that is often provoked by the term, but you may be further from understanding what it means rather than closer. A few confusing excerpts: I like myself much more now than I ever [...]