Monthly Archives: December 2010

Childfree at Family-Focused Holidays

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 […]

Seattle Childfree Households

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?

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 […]

More and More Childfree Women

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 […]

Childfree Holidays

It’s the busy time of the year for families, while many of us who are not parents have too much time on our hands. This is especially true for childfree adults who live far from family. I’ve coped with the abundance of free time in a variety of ways through the years, including baking for […]

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 […]