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:
Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Last year I wrote about Elizabeth Kolbert’s article in The New Yorker that talks about a guy who sure is worth knowing about: Charles Knowlton.
Since then I have read a great biography of Knowlton by Dan Allosso. Knowlton was a father of the idea that having children is a choice, that parenthood is optional. (more…)
Tags: birth control
, cultural issues
Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 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…)
Tags: childfree men
, childfree women
, childless by choice marriage
, life purpose
Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
The lengths couples will go to have their own biological child has fueled the rise of a booming business: surrogacy. As more couples do it, the more we are seeing how complicated it can get – for the parents and the child. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Stephanie M. Lee gives details. (more…)
, women's issues
Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013