About Us

we’re {not} having a baby! is the brainchild of Amy & Lance Blackstone, a childfree couple, married since 1995.

Childfree, Since 1995!

Amy is a sociology professor who studies the childfree choice and author of Childfree by Choice (Dutton, 2019). When not conducting research or teaching, Amy enjoys roller derby – both as a super fan and, in a past life, while skating as Wined Up (#13% abv), collecting frequent flyer miles, tasting and sometimes cooking kick-ass food of all types, and appreciating wine.

Lance’s day job involves business analysis – and wishing he didn’t have a day job. He enjoys all things tropical – in particular, snorkeling and scuba diving on tropical islands and, when not on a tropical island, propagating coral in his home reef aquariums. Lance appreciates a fine Scotch or Bourbon now and again.

Together, we’re active in our community, once ran a pop-up event space in our home for fun, and feel pretty darn lucky to live in the time and the place that we do.

we’re {not} having a baby! offers the childfree a space for camaraderie, celebration, and, occasionally, commiseration. On the fence or not childfree? This is a space where you can learn about the childfree choice, who makes it, and why.

For more about who we are and what we’re about, check out our original birth blog announcement and our {childfree} manifesto.

Contact Us

Email: werenothavingababy@gmail.com

7 thoughts on “About Us

    1. Depends on the circumstance. Our preference is childfree but we’re not jerks if someone uses childless – we just want to be sure it’s clear that it’s a circumstance we’ve happily and intentionally chosen. 🙂

  1. Am processing your new book for our library and was so happy to see it! I have been childfree (and married) for 34 years and can’t imagine it any other way! Thanks for the publication!

  2. Hi. Glad I found this site. This will give me a little lunchtime reading, as the news is getting a little tiresome.

  3. Stumbled on your book on the “new non-fiction” shelf at my library. Checked out immediately. Halfway thru, and feeling relieved, vindicated, and far more educated on my childfree choice. Thank you for this book and for what you do!

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