Funnywoman is {not} having a baby! An interview with Jen Kirkman

i can barely take care of myself Congratulations are in order! Jen Kirkman is {not} having a baby! Or maybe she is (see her response to our first question below!). In either case, she was gracious enough to chat with us about being childfree, writing her recent book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself, […]

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Roller Derby, Babies, and Risk

Roller Derby Medic! A few weeks ago I accidentally bashed my head against the wood floor that my roller derby team practices on. As luck would have it (or not), this resulted in a concussion that I am now working hard (or, more accurately, working very little) to recover from. That’s Amy (aka Wined Up), […]

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You Can’t Pick Your Kids. You Can Pick Your Wine.

When Life Hands You Lemons …Wine About It! In our last Wine-y Baby post we described how we adjusted when things didn’t go according to plan. Our attempt to acquire our ideal bottles of wine on our ideal timeline didn’t quite work …somewhat like others’ paths to parenthood don’t always work as they had hoped. Now that we’ve adjusted and received four […]

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Adjusting the Plan

Oh Wine-y Baby, Where Art Though? In a previous post, we described our effort to identify an ageable, yet affordable wine that we could uncork annually to celebrate the launch of our childfree blog – and to test our ability to nurture something over the years. As it turns out, parents don’t have a corner […]

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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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In The News

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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