Yes, Childfree Is Normal: Why I Moved From "Can't" to "Won't" Today

When I saw the headline, Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal—the number-one post on The Atlantic today—I clicked right away. It's not every day that mainstream media publishes a positive story about being childfree. The first paragraphs put me off with horrible tales of child abandonment and comments by unhappy moms. But I kept reading... and soon came a statement I really loved:...more
@sweetntwisted I bet she appreciates SO much that you don't ask! To me its an offensive ... more

Yes, Childfree Is Normal: Why I Moved From "Can't" to "Won't" Today

When I saw the headline, Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal—the number-one post on The Atlantic today—I clicked right away. It's not every day that mainstream media publishes a positive story about being childfree. The first paragraphs put me off with horrible tales of child abandonment and comments by unhappy moms. But I kept reading... and soon came a statement I really loved:...more
@bellejarblog Do you mean hysterectomy or getting her tubes tied. Getting a hysterectomy has its ... more

Yes, Childfree Is Normal: Why I Moved From "Can't" to "Won't" Today

When I saw the headline, Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal—the number-one post on The Atlantic today—I clicked right away. It's not every day that mainstream media publishes a positive story about being childfree. The first paragraphs put me off with horrible tales of child abandonment and comments by unhappy moms. But I kept reading... and soon came a statement I really loved:...more
Great post. I would love a post on what you are going to stay instead. I have never been someone ... more

Not All Christians Think Like Richard Mourdock

When Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock called pregnancy that results from rape as "something that God intended”, it set off a firestorm of criticism....more
Thanks for this post. I am a pro-choice Christian in fact. I hate how conservative Christians ... more

Why We Need to Talk About Suicide

When I was 32 weeks pregnant, my father came for a visit. Dad lived two hours away from me, so having him show up suddenly for a visit wasn't unusual. In fact, I loved it. I'd wake up to the smells of breakfast cooking, coffee brewing and my Dad whistling happily to himself as he took over as caretaker in my house. ...more

I'm sorry but I think some suicidal people honestly can't think straight beyond their own pain ... more

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