La Vie Childfree

Talk Childfree & Beyond with Laura Carroll

If you have been following me, you know that I’ve had this childfree blog site for some time now…onward-and-upward

Hopefully you’ve also visited LiveTrue Books, my nonfiction book review and online bookstore site, and my author and communications services site.

Now all three have one home at lauracarroll.com.

We’ll continue engaging discussions on childfree topics and much more, the growing LiveTrue bookstore will be there, as well as details on my editorial and communications services.

Here’s to expansion — onward and upward!

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Comments (0) Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Since attending the book event last week on this book, I finished No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood by writer/actress/director/producer Henriette Mantel.  It’s an engaging collection of essays by her and 36 women writer friends who don’t have children.  The honest and forthright stories by baby boomer women… Continue reading On the Book, No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood

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Comments (0) Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013

Add this new book to the growing number of books out there about the childfree choice: No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood. It is a collection of essays edited by Henriette Mantel, a New York comedy writer.

I am reading the book right now, enjoying it, and went to a book event this week in San Francisco where four of the contributors read, and then opened it up for discussion. Some high points: Continue reading Childfree Talk by Women Writers

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Comments (11) Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Anne Lamott

This piece by Anne Lamott that appeared on Salon is now three years old, but still so worth sharing. She explains why Mother’s Day “celebrates a huge lie about the value of women: Continue reading Why Anne Lamott Hates Mother’s Day

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Comments (3) Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2013

My Mom on the right; her Mom on the left who has since passed away…

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I want to bring back some thoughts I shared three years ago now.

On Mother’s Day I am of mixed minds. Don’t get me wrong; I love my mother and would celebrate her and how she raised me any day of the week.

But -  Mother’s Day as a national holiday:

Continue reading Childfree Thoughts About Mother’s Day

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Comments (16) Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013