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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… (more…)

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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: (more…)

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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: (more…)

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

When I first saw the title of Jen Kirkman’s new book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids, I sighed. On the upside, I loved the idea that there was a new book out by a great female comedian who was childfree.  Following the childfree for over a decade now and being committed to increasing its acceptance in society, I’ve seen coming in through the door of humor to be a great way to increase awareness and educate about the childfree choice.  Why did I sigh? (more…)

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Comments (11) Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Bringing this post back around – just the other day I got the same bingo as when I posted this before- the bingo related to the assumption that having children means a lack of  true meaning in one’s life. A woman commented that she didn’t really find what meaning in life meant to her until she had a kid–she then asks me… (more…)

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Comments (29) Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013