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we’re {not} having a baby!’s Year in Review

2016 was a big year for childfree people, politics, and events. Here is w{n}hab!’s Top 10. 10. We promise not to make this entire post about the state of politics in the United States but… 2016 did make us realize that Idiocracy, the 2006 movie often recalled when people lament our low birth rate and […]

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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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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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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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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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The Childfree Choice on Reproductive Left Podcast

I recently talked about the childfree choice on Reproductive Left, an awesome podcast produced by Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center right here in River City (Bangor, Maine, that is). It was a fantastic experience, made even better by the fact that I was interviewed by a former student, Abbie Strout, who is now Mabel’s Education […]

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“Baby? Maybe?” CBS WABI TV5 Special Report on Childfree

Recently WABI TV5 News anchor Caitlin Burchill interviewed Amy and I for a two part series on the childfree…links and short descriptions follow. Personally I really enjoyed this interview and the segments….unlike much reporting which we’ve seen or been a part of. For example one TV interview of us prominently featured an empty swing on our deck, rocking sadly in the […]

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage – from The New York Times

An opinion piece in the New York Times asks the question, “Are marriages today better or worse than they used have been?” The author’s answer is a resounding… yes. Marriages are both better AND worse off than in the past and, unsurprisingly, kids play a role in the equation. We learn from the article that, on […]

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Childless millennials: More young adults opting out or waiting to have kids – from wday.com

Judging from the title of this article the journalists in Grand Forks haven’t quite caught onto the term “childfree” yet. Putting that aside, this article contained one stat that I found very interesting. A recent study conducted by Stewart Friedman at the University of Pennsylvania showed that the number of recent grads planning to have […]

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Childfree and carefree? – from timesofmalta.com

We’re always interested in how the choice to be childfree is perceived around the world so this post on thetimesofmalta.com caught our attention. Upon reading the article it seems that things are not all that different in Malta. For example, like in the States, more and more people are choosing to be childfree. The childfree […]

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