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Recognizing Childfree Families on International Family Day

This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post. This year, the United Nations recognizes its International Day of Families on May 15. The purpose of this special day is to focus on “the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members” and to support families as the “primary educators […]

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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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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 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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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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Casting Call for DINKs in the UK

Producers are seeking Double Income, No Kids couples for a new prime-time series focused on what it means to be happy in modern day Britain. Are you a DINK? Are you in the UK? If yes, check out the call below! NEW TV SERIES CASTING CALL: DINK (double income no kids) couple based in the […]

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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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Now Casting: (Childfree) Couple’s Retreat!

We just received a message from a casting agency looking for childfree couples! The Pitch We are looking for couples (preferably with no children) who could benefit from a couples retreat! It’s a fun show for a major network The Payola The couple selected for the show will be compensated $25,000, too. It is a […]

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4 Ways the Childfree Create Family: Part Deux

A couple of weeks ago I posted the first installment of 4 Ways the Childfree Create Family, describing how the childfree fulfill two of four common functions of families. This week, I’ll address the other two functions. To recap, social scientists generally recognize four major functions that families fulfill in our society: 1)      Fulfilling the sexual […]

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