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The Road Not Taken

This Childfree Story is brought to us courtesy of Elizabeth Barton and is a re-post from her blog The Lizard Chronicles. Why “The Lizard Chronicles” you ask? Maybe she gets lethargic in cool weather…or it could have something to do with her name. We’ll never know. Either way, enjoy! The Road Not Taken Not long […]

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New Year, New Resolve

It’s that time of year. Babies in top hats don sashes and people everywhere resolve to begin anew, to start fresh, to do things differently or more wisely or somehow better. I rang in the New Year in much the same way many do – a little too much drinking, some singing, and of course […]

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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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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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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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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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Why I Don’t Want to be a Mom…or an Astronaut

Today’s childfree story is brought to you by Rachel. She brilliantly explains why she doesn’t want to be a mom… or an astronaut. Rachel’s Childfree Story Growing up with my older sister, we loved to play with three things: Barbies, Legos and these huge “Dress Up” bins my mom had filled with old clothes, hats […]

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International Childfree Day, 2014 Edition!

On August 1, 1973, the non-profit organization, National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Female and Male National Non-Parent of the Year. Later known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), it existed from 1972-1982 with a mission to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option.” Last year, 40 […]

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