La Vie Childfree

Talk Childfree & Beyond with Laura Carroll

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…)

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Comments (7) Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

I’ve been tracking the childfree choice for over a decade now, and at the end of 2012 I posted a short poll to take an informal pulse on people’s views of its acceptance in today’s society. Thanks again to all of those who weighed in! Here is what I asked, and a few thoughts on the results. (more…)

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Comments (0) Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013

Odd question I know, but the answer to this question is: Myths.  Like the myths out there about the childfree, there sure are some myths about Thanksgiving . Check it out: (more…)

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Comments (2) Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

As Election Day approaches, Roe v Wade remains the law of the land, but with a Republican victory and an aging Supreme Court… (more…)

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Comments (3) Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012

There is a lot of talk these days about “work-family balance.” Promoting more parental leave, flex-time and telecommuting policies for working mothers and fathers does help support working parents’ ability to care for their new babies and children. However, there is a big problem with (more…)

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Comments (5) Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012