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
We are still seen as odd, but I consider that it's their problem.  I have had this experience ... more

5 Things NOT to Say to the Childfree

I was recently interviewed for an article in womansday on what not to say to the childfree. Writer Charlotte Lavala asked me about "cringe-worthy" things women can say to their childfree woman friends. I gave her a boatload of ideas, and a couple landed in the article. Here is more of what I told her:1. Asking, "Is/Are your ______ ok with you not wanting kids?" Fill in "husband" or "parents" or "grandparents"....more
This is great. I am a childless (oops!), I mean child-free baby boomer who is old enough to be a ... more

Have You Ever Traveled Outside Your Home Country?

Have you ever traveled outside your home country for business or vacation?  I just recently returned from a long-awaited dream vacation to Ireland and England.  It was paid for by a carefully budgeted tax return, and I bought my ticket months ago so I couldn't change my mind.  Most of the sites I visited while there included travelers from all over the world, including the U.S., Australia, France and Germany....more
Originally from the USA, once I left in my 20s I could not stop travelling. I now live in ... more