From Childless to Childfree

While I chose not to have kids, I have friends who have struggled with getting pregnant, and in talking with many childfree over the years, I've heard painful stories from those who traveled the road from being child"less" to living child"free" -- they have embraced not having children of their own and moved past (well almost anyway) the pain. How do they accept infertility?...more

In Praise of Adoption

Scott Simon, the host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition” has written a lovely memoir and more about his adoption of two Chinese girls in Baby, We Were Meant For Each Other....more

The Childfree and the Immaturity Myth

As a child-free author and blogger, I have spent a good deal of time debunking popular myths about people who choose to not have children. One of the most common myths is that we are immature, don't want to "grow up," and are unwilling to take on the responsibilities of adulthood....more

Justices Kagan, Sotomayer and Ginsberg: The Motherhood Qualification

Elena Kagan is confirmed, and for the first time there are three women on the Supreme Court.  Ginsberg has two children, and gasp!...more

Is it Hard Not to Resent the Childfree?

Writer and blogger Amanda Marcotte of was recently interviewed on New Hampshire public radio on the choice to be childfree....more

New Childlessness Stats--Down in One Area

Pew Research Center just released a report on women without children based on some new census figures from 2006-2008. The U.S. Census has been tracking “childlessness” (the term they use in their research) figures for some time now. However, it does not track the choice factor—whether a woman does not have children by choice or circumstance. The report indicates that of women aged 40-44, 18% did not have children....more

Yes, Virginia, there are nice childfree people ...

I will never be anyone’s mother in the biological, legal or fiduciary meaning of the word. But I am in the most traditional sense of the word, maternal. I know as well as any parent what it means to sacrifice willingly for a very long stretch of time. ...more

I refer the Honourable Lady to my response ...more

Parenthood versus the Childfree Life Part V

And last, the fifth area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy?...more

I think that we should live intuitively; if a task as important as bearing and raising a child ...more

Parenthood versus the Childfree Life Part III

Now for the third area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy?...more

Parenthood versus Childfree Part IV

Now for the fourth area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy?...more