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Looking Back: Positive Childfree Trends in 2016

At the beginning of 2016, I took stock of 40+ years of talking about the childfree choice. As we near the end of this year, I’d like to do the same just for this  past year, and this time widen the discussion a bit.  What positive trends have we seen this past year? Here are […] The post Looking Back: Positive Childfree Trends in 2016 appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Talking Pronatalism & The Baby Matrix on MotherShould?

I recently had the opportunity to talk about The Baby Matrix with Catherine Savini and Beverly Army Williams of MotherShould?, a site for those who are or have been on the fence about motherhood. Check out the  interview: Talking The...Show More Summary

Magenta Baribeau’s Childfree Documentary Wins Best Feature Film Award!

I am so happy to share this news! Canadian Filmmaker Magenta Baribeau, and the 2014 Childfree Woman of the Year, has won the 2016 Best Feature Film Award for her film, Maman? Non merci! (roughly translated as Being a mom? No thanks!)...Show More Summary

Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

As 2015 came to a close, it marked another year of talking about the childfree choice  Let’s take stock. In the big picture, we’ve seen an ascent of talk about this choice in the public sphere since the 70s. That’s over four decades....Show More Summary

Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

As we close another year of talking about the childfree choice, it’s a good time to take stock. In the big picture, we’ve seen an ascent of talk about this choice in the public sphere since the 70s. That’s over four decades.… Read more The post Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice? appeared first on Laura Carroll.

Digging Deep into Creatvitity: The book, The Shoreline of Wonder

by Melanie Davis I have recently taken a walk along the dynamic, flowing banks of creativity by reading Austin Hill Shaw’s The Shoreline of Wonder. It was not a jog or a run, but a meditative stroll through the pages of Shaw’s captivating...Show More Summary

Try Childfreedom (Unless It’s Too Late!)

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, then you may be a candidate for childfreedom. Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling stressed and burdened? Is it because everyone you know is having kids? Are you beginning to feel pressure...Show More Summary

Call for LiveTrue Book Reviews!

This year one of my goals is to continue to build my LiveTrue book collection. What is the LiveTrue Bookstore? I started it a couple of years ago, and is an ever growing collection of great nonfiction books that relates to one special theme: living true to oneself, others and our world. It’s great nonfiction for […]

Phasing Out Childfree Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy

If you’ve ever had an opportunity to watch ABC’s hit series, Grey’s Anatomy, there’s a strong chance you’re familiar with the leading lady’s intelligent, ambitious, and often tactless best friend, Dr. Cristina Yang. In a role that has elevated Sandra Oh’s career to new heights, Yang not only represents one of few Asian-American regular characters [...]

DINK Debate: Sylvia D. Lucas on Childfree Guilt

WNK readers will appreciate this candid look at childfree guilt (or the absence thereof) and the persistent pressure on women (rather than men) to become parents. Sylvia D. Lucas (@SylDLucas) wants to redirect the conversation away from...Show More Summary

Tips on Being Your Own Best Editor

In our personal or professional lives, there is no substitute for having excellent writing skills. However, just as important are editing skills. If you imagine creating a sculpture, writing gives the sculpture form. Editing, on the other hand, perfects it into its final form. Unlike sculpture though, writing and editing are two very different skills.     [...]

Pronatalism & True Reproductive Freedom

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

even the Guardian references deliberately barren

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!

Bored Child Nightmare

“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

Travel for Couples Without Kids?

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

Childfreedom: More Happiness

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

Reporting Back: The April On-the-Ground Question

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 [...]

Reporting Back: The March On-the-Ground Question

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 [...]

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