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Work-Life Balance, Part III: Is it all bad news for the childfree?

NOTE: This is the third of a 3-part installment on work-life balance. Part 1 can be found here; Part 2 can be found here. In this, the third installment of our Work-Life balance series, I consider how some childfree say they benefit from the predominant narrative that in the balance of work and life, “life” […]

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Work-Life Balance, Part II: But it’s different when you’re a parent!

NOTE: This is the second of a 3-part installment on work-life balance. Part 1 can be found here; Part 3 can be found here. Part 1 of our work-life balance series ended with the research-based conclusion that everyone suffers when work conflicts with life. Yet the idea that childfree people need and deserve balance as much […]

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Work-Life Balance, Part I: When “Life” Doesn’t Mean “Children”

NOTE: This is the first of a 3-part installment on work-life balance. Part 2 can be found here; Part 3 can be found here. Work-life balance is a concept that can vary for different people but, at its core, it is about an individual achieving what she or he perceives to be the ideal combination […]

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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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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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We Don’t Look Down on Anyone Who Makes a Thoughtful Choice That’s Right for Them. And We’re Not Sorry.

The latest throw-down in the supposed war between parents and the childfree took place today, as self-professed “daddy blogger” Chris Jeub took a run at all childfree people in his post “We Look Down on Child Free Ideology and We’re Not Sorry.” Written in response to Amy Glass‘s Jan. 15 piece, “I Look Down on Young […]

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The Ticking Clock: What’s True (and False) About Female Fertility? – from Dame

Dr. Amy’s at it again. Dame, a website “For Women Who Know Better” interviewed her on the topic of the “biological clock” specifically the misconceptions surrounding it. The article does a great job of debunking a number of fallacies surrounding female fertility. For example, did you know that the ‘fact’ that women in their late […]

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Childfree Mythbusting – from bangordailynews.com

Recently Amy was invited to contribute to our local paper, The Bangor Daily News, on the topic of the childfree. She decided to bust a few myths, using research to refute some of the common misconceptions about the childfree. Hopefully your favorite myth gets busted! Setting the record straight on 6 myths about childless childfree […]

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The One and Only Lauren Sandler

Lauren Sandler is the author of the recent Time cover story, The Childfree Life. Amy and I were fortunate to meet Lauren on the set of the the Katie Couric show a couple of weeks ago. We hit it off with her right away…we think we’re best friends now but Lauren doesn’t know this yet. […]

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Miracles happen every day! Or in the case of childbirth, 4.3 times per second

The Not So Miraculous Miracle of Birth

So, one pervasive feature of our child-worshiping culture is this notion of “The Miracle of Birth” which quickly transitions into children themselves being miracles. I’m kind of a stickler for defining terms and then not letting people redefine them for their own purposes. Ask Amy how asshole-ish I can be about this. Miracle Defined As […]

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