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Honoring the Childfree Auntie

This piece originally appeared on the Ms. Magazine Blog. by Amy Blackstone & Maxine Trump Susan, a 53 year old camp director, babysat from the time she was 12 years old. She always assumed she’d have kids one day—but during college, she worked in a department store where watching impatient parents with their children inspired her […]

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A Childfree Take on Taking Your Child to Work

This Thursday, we will see the 22nd anniversary of the Ms. Foundation’s Take Our Daughters to Work day.* First conceived in 1992 by Ms. Foundation President Marie C. Wilson together with Ms. Foundation co-founder Gloria Steinem, the day has spread to dozens of countries and includes millions of participants and workplaces. As a feminist sociologist of […]

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Parenting Dogs: Are Childfree Dog Owners Really Childless?

As a researcher herself, Amy always jumps at the chance to share exciting new findings on the childfree. This latest guest post comes from Shelly Volsche, a student who just recently (and successfully!) defended her MA Thesis at UNLV. Congrats, Shelly, and thank you for sharing your work with us!! Parenting Dogs: Are Childfree Dog […]

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The Female Assumption, a guest post by Melanie Holmes

Today’s post is by Melanie Holmes, author of The Female Assumption: A Mother’s Story, Freeing Women from the View that Motherhood is a Mandate. Melanie’s book was named Best Book of 2014 in the Global Media Awards, hosted by the Population Institute.  She also writes for RoleReboot, where she recently published Childfree Women Don’t Need […]

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Childfree and a Kid Person? It’s Possible!

Sometimes the childfree stories we share teach us a totally new perspective from our own. Sometimes it feels like we’re reading our own story! Courtney’s is a case of the latter. We too assumed we’d have kids one day and lucked out when we later realized it was a choice and that we were on […]

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Eliminating the Culture of Intensive Parenting: A Win-Win for Parents & Childfree

We can probably all agree that we’ll never all agree on how, when, or even whether, the childfree get to talk about parenting. Some say if we don’t have kids, we have no right to discuss the lives and choices of those who do.* Others suggest that we childfree are among the best equipped to be a voice of […]

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In The News

How helicopter parents muscle in on kids’ job searches – from CBS News

Having trouble finding a job? Have you considered bringing mom or dad to your next interview? Or perhaps asking them to ask their buddies to give you a job? If you’re anything like a recently surveyed sample of 18-24 year olds, your answer may be yes! The survey, conducted by researchers at Adecco USA and […]

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Give Us A {childfree} Reason

It’s w{n}hab!’s birthday and to celebrate we thought a little contest was in order! With prizes even! The Set Up There are a lot of reasons to remain childfree. We’ve Facebooked and Tweeted and Google+ed quite a few over the last year, including these beauts: Reason #298 – I’ll never be inclined, nor need, to […]

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Princeton Mom Susan Patton-tly Crazy

We have our first guest post on Lance’s Rants! Yep, today Amy steps up to the mic to drop her two cents on the musings of wack job Susan Patton. Without further ado, enjoy! ~ Lance Susan Patton-tly Crazy In a fit of fear mongering that would surely make doomsday demographer Jonathan Last proud, “Princeton […]

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To The People Who Seem Unable to Behave Like Adults

I like a good parent on parent brawl as well as the next childfree person, but when I read blogger Dad On The Run‘s recent post To The Person Who Left My Sister This Unbelievably Judgmental Letter I wept for humanity. Why? Because everything about it, and everyone involved, is ridiculous. Here’s an open letter to […]

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