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Childfree Baby Bottles

Baby in a bottle To honor the launch of our childfree blog, our baby, we had planned to decant another sweet baby, a very special bottle. As you’ll soon be all too aware, one of Amy’s hobbies is wine. Lance thinks pretty highly of it too. So we thought it would be fun to uncork […]

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w{n}hab!’s Childfree Manifesto

What’s This All About? …or as our neighbors to the north would say, “What’s this all aboot?” But seriously, as of today you’ll notice the new, super cool, extra fancy we’re {not} having a baby! manifesto of childfree-ness in the right column of the blog. We were inspired to create this by another site [ExpertEnough]. The idea […]

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Should the Childfree Have a Voice in Child-Rearing?

On Saturday, New York Times Op-ed Columnist Frank Bruni asserted that parents should cut themselves some slack and spend a little less time fretting over whether little Johnny “probably won’t eat or definitely won’t eat or must somehow be made to eat” this or that, particularly when what he’ll likely wind up eating in any […]

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It’s a… Blog!

Special delivery! We’re having a… BLOG! And we think a celebration is in order. While our announcement may not seem worthy of congratulations to some, we consider our milestones to be no less significant or important than the many milestones celebrated by parents and parents-to-be. We’re all well familiar with what those milestones are for parents – early […]

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Research on the Decision Not to Parent

“Choosing to be Childfree: Research on the Decision Not to Parent,” in Sociology Compass. A review of literature featuring studies of the voluntarily childless. Identifies three main trends in studies of the childfree: 1) A focus on the pathways that adults take toward becoming childfree; 2) Studies that examine the unfounded stereotype that the childfree […]

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It’s a conscious decision

Presented at the 2012 meeting of the American Sociological Association. To date, much of the research on adults without children has either focused exclusively on women or has utilized a childless as opposed to a childfree framework, thus emphasizing an absence rather than the presence of a conscious decision not to have children. In this […]

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I get to be her playmate

Presented at the 2012 meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. Based on interviews with 31 childfree adults (21 women, 10 men), in this paper I examine childfree people’s relationships with children. Specifically, I analyze the stories childfree people tell about the roles of children in their own lives, in the lives of others, and in […]

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We Heart Marriage Revisionists!

Recent news coverage of the Supreme Court’s consideration of same-sex marriage highlights the opposition’s desperate attempts to limit marriage to heterosexuals by claiming that the purpose of marriage is procreation. To this we first say WHAT?! and, more importantly, CHEERS! to our fellow marriage revisionists! On our wedding day, January 7, 1995. Happily married and […]

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Do You Have the Mom Gene?

“Mom Gene Discovered in Mice: Do you have it?” on Today Moms. Amy is quoted discussing the sociological implications of the discovery of a possible “mom gene” in mice.

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Not Being a Parent Has Advantages for Families and Kids

“Childless and loving it: Not being a parent has advantages for families and kids,”  in the Bangor Daily News. An op-ed on the important role childfree adults play in kids’ lives. Argues that childfree families should not be overlooked, if for no other reason than that these families actually benefit children.

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