What I Learned At My Awesome Book Launch Party

The book launch party for The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree was held last Thursday in New York City.  It was wonderful in every way: beautiful venue, good food and drink,  and a really good vibe with  75 of my favorite people.  I was very happy. It was held at Blondie's Treehouse, a floral design shop.  I wanted a location that was different from your typical restaurant party room, and Sara Baerwald was kind enough to let me use her space.  What a nice lady. ...more
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Hot Date With the Knicks

After having my master plan almost falling through, I was finally able to pull this night off.  It was mad work.For complete post, please click here....more

Making the decision to NOT become a parent

When I was young, I just assumed that I would grow up, meet someone special, fall in love, get married, and have children - in that order. Truthfully, though, I never actually gave much thought as to my desire or ability to carry out any of these roles - my expectations were based solely on the premise that that's what people do. ...more

He's My Dog, Not My Child

Q: When is a pet just a pet? A: When it lives in the home of a “traditional” family: husband, wife, 2+ adorable kids.  It’s part of Americana.  ...more

Childfree & Parent-to-be Friendships

There's a good deal of talk about how the childfree often lose friends when kids come on the scene, or at least about how the friendships change. Here's a woman who asks the friendship question from the perspective of the parent-to-be<...more

Making Adventure Part of Your Routine

I think it's important --from time to time-- to do something outside your normal routine, out-of-the-ordinary, something a little adventurous. Here's a story about one of my favorite adventures and a lesson I learned from it. Excerpted from The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree.  Copyright 2011.  All rights reserved.  Lesson 2: Indulge yourself! Romance. Sex. Adventure....more

Why, Oh Why, Didn't I Have Kids?

Why don't I have kids?  Because I never really wanted 'em.  They're not for everybody, something I tried to explain to a woman I met recently.  She looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language that she didn't understand.  And I guess I kind of was, because she has four kids and couldn't seem to shut up about them.  And, actually, she was more than just "a woman", she was a client so I felt it important that I be clear but oh so polite.  I would like her to hire me again…even though she probably thinks of me as 'that strange woman with no kids'....more

Mad About Mad Men Babies

Wow – it appears that no one is safe from the celebrity baby bump watch obsession – not even the starlettes who’ve already indicated they don’t want children. Now that I’m fully entrenched in the world of blogging about having a baby, I’m signed up for Google alerts on Childfree topics....more

My Favorite Life Lessons

There's an old expression that "youth is wasted on the young." I heard it all my life and never quite got it.  I just thought those who said it --who were always older than I was-- were just annoyed that they were older than whoever it was they were thinking of when they made the comment. Now I know better. That expression has nothing to do with being annoyed at someone younger than you are, it's all about having learned that we don't really really know what life is all about until we've lived awhile....more

Up Close & Personal With Childfree Me

As the author of Families of Two, (and next book to come out very soon!) I have been interviewed for lots of articles over the years, but not like with "Fab Over 50" -- they wanted to talk with me up close and personal about my life and childfree choice.  Here's some background and perspective fr...more