Tag Archives: Childfree

To Be Or Not-To-Be A Mom??

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 [...]

Even the Childfree can have Kids in our Lives

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 [...]

Childfree, Not Child Hating

There’s a myth that seems to be growing, as childfree adults begin to come together for support and to voice our views. This myth is that folks without kids hate kids and don’t want to have anything to do with children. In my experience with talking to childfree adults, I’ve found that many of them [...]

Discrimination against Childfree in the Workplace

My book, Complete without Kids: An Insider’s Guide to Childfree Living by Choice or by Chance, features a number of interviews with folks who are childfree. Most of us without kids have a story to tell about being discriminated against. I recall a young woman patient who worked in a deli and was unable to [...]

Childfree Taxes

Check out this article: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2010/11/03/letters-increase-tax-for-the-childless/ The writer suggests that childfree adults should pay more tax than those with kids, because we have more discretionary income. We use the fewest services (no kids in school, for example). I actually think that there should be a tax break for childfree adults, instead of a tax credit for [...]

The Joys of Childfree Living

Check out this site on the joys of life without kids, as well as observations on parenting and how this is not as joyful as one might be told. http://opinionatedchildlesswoman.blogspot.com

Childfree Working Women

Check out this great article on how having kids interferes with women’s promotions at work. What do mothers who give only 50% expect? I see so many women take time off to go to soccer games, hang out at the coffee pot chatting endlessly about their children, and in general not appear to be as [...]

Renee Zellweger is childfree and loving it

Renee Zellweger stated in a recent interview that she has never had ambitions to be a mother. It’s refreshing to hear a celebrity say aloud that she is childfree by choice and hopes to remain that way. Our society puts so much pressure on young women and couples to have babies, asking them when they [...]

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