I Speak Mommy, but I Don't Have Kids

Let me start by saying that I am not a parent. I have never been a parent, and I might not ever be a parent. I’d love to have kids someday, but if I never do, then I never do. I’m at peace with my feelings on parenting and I don’t try to pretend I know more than parents as a group do about children. But I do have to say that it’s really weird to be lumped into a parenting group because of my profession....more
Yes. I spoke mommy long before being one.more

The Latest Childless Data from the U.S. Census

The U.S....more

Looking Behind the New Childlessness Numbers

Taking my last post further, let's look behind why nearly 20 percent of women end their child bearing years without biological children, double what it was in 1976. Cindy Krishner Goodman in her article in the Miami Herald ferrets out...more

Are You Childless By Choice? Pew Report on Childless Women Doesn't Answer Some Questions

Last week, the Pew Research Center released a new report indicating that childlessness among women in the U.S. has risen notably over the last 30 years or so. ...more
I call it "Missing the Mom Gene".  I am 39, closing in on 40, and have never had the desire to ...more

Genocide, Childlessness, and Female Guilt

My initial idea for a topic for today didn't originally have to do with women who chose to not have children. Originally, I was thinking about today's date. Although Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Rememberence Day) is officially on May 2, because it falls on Shabbat, it is being observed today in Israel. Thus I decided that it would be a good time to write about what women are doing to stop genocide around the world now. This is a very important issue to me as the grandchild of Holocaust survivors. ...more

I realize I'm coming to this blog a bit late. I'm 52 and my husband (of 30 years) and I are ...more