The choice of whether or not to have children is probably the most important one of a woman’s life. Just think about it—if you marry the wrong person, you can get a divorce. If you go into the wrong career, you can retool and try something else. If you move into the wrong neighborhood, you […]
Author Archives: Ellen
Are all childfree adults from dysfunctional homes?
Jennifer Aniston likes being childfree.
Childfree women can’t play mothers on screen.
Are childfree women unnurturing and lacking in the need for affection?
Childfree adults face unique complications in the dating scene.
Laura Scott has written an excellent article on how the childfree can feel more comfortable at gatherings where most folks are parents. I’ve made a concerted effort over the past couple of years to include at least a couple of other childfree adults in every single party. Case in point, tomorrow, for Christmas Eve, I’ll […]
The census data out of Seattle show that only 20% of households there have children. I was surprised to read the negative spin given to this news. In my mind, this shows that Seattle is a progressive, well-educated city with lots of environmentally conscious adults. What’s your take?
Laura Scott’s recent article on how childfree adults play a critical role in the lives of many children does a great job of discussing this phenomenon. Indeed, many childfree adults enjoy being around kids, and they take on roles of teachers, aunts, etc. It’s a wonderful way to meet the natural urge that many men […]
New statistics are out showing an increase in the number of women who don’t have kids by the age of 45; it’s double what it was in our mother’s generation. Many of us have been busy and never got around to it, while others intentionally chose to not become mothers. The important message to give […]