Content Without Kids, A Guest Post by No Kid Woman

Our thanks to Jula Pereira of No Kid Woman for today’s guest post.  Jula Pereira is a freelance writer and childfree blogger living in beautiful Sonoma County with her partner and their dog Timmy.  She is the creator ofwww.nokidwoman.com.  Follow her on Twitter @nokidwoman. According to a recent study conducted by the U.K.’s Open University, […]

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Read All About It! (Non)Representations Childfree Men in the News

Where have all the childfree men gone? Now there’s a question Pete Seeger didn’t think to ask. It is a question my fearless collaborator and husband Lance has asked. Writer Amanda Marcotte asked it too. Childfree dating sites optimistically assumed childfree men were somewhere out there but, sadly, such sites haven’t (yet) managed to find them; instead these sites seem to launch […]

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Childfree is Family Friendly

Cross-posted from families as they really are with permission. “We got a puppy, and that’s my idea of starting a family. People say, ‘Oh, that’s practice for parenting,’ but if it’s practice for anything it’s to be a mom to another puppy.” –Christina Hendricks Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks is the most recent among a host of celebrities to be […]

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You’ll Change Your Mind! Childfree Myth, BUSTED

“I never wanted to have kids since as early as I can remember. I remember when I was twelve I read something about the likelihood of breast cancer being higher for women who don’t have kids. And I was just really annoyed and sad about it so I talked to my mom about it, like […]

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Completely Childfree

Cross-posted from Feminist Reflections with permission. “I don’t know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.” —Marisa Tomei In sixteen short words, Marisa Tomei sums up pretty much everything I think about having kids. It’s not for me but I understand it’s a choice that has meaning for lots of […]

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Is there a Childfree Movement?

Not too long ago I came across a wiki entry on the “childfree movement.” The entry claims the “childfree movement is a grassroots social movement advocating childlessness by choice.” It’s easy to critique this statement; I don’t know many childfree who “advocate childlessness,” by choice or not.  Perhaps the wiki entry’s author is thinking of the zero […]

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Time to Celebrate! Childfree Award Winners

Are you childfree? Do you know someone who is childfree? Do you believe parenthood and non-parenthood are – or at least should be – equally valid choices? Do you want to show your support for your childfree friends and relatives? If yes to any of the above, it’s time to CELEBRATE! Today, August 1, is International Childfree Day. […]

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I Didn’t Have a Good Childhood….

Here at w{n}hab! we like to tackle childfree myths. Of course when we say something is a myth what we’re actually saying is that empirically the evidence to date refutes the particular notion. And since we’re all smart we know that empirical patterns do not mean something “always” or “never” happens. For example, one childfree myth says that […]

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Childfree? No Apologies, Please

It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for — I didn’t take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby — that’s all day, every day for eighteen years. -Cameron Diaz Cameron Diaz made headlines recently – and not for the first time […]

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“There’s more thinking to decide”: Research on the Childfree Decision

A few months ago, the research finding that many couples who don’t want kids reach the decision “after just one conversation” caught the attention of reporters. Many expressed shock and dismay, calling the decision a “snap choice” and referring to couples’ limited discussion about the matter “strange.” Most reports poo-pooed the childfree who participated in […]

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