Tags: childfree, childfree women, childless by choice women, pronatalism
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:
Tags: motherhood, pronatalism
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…)
Tags: childfree by choice, childfree lifestyle, childfree men, childfree women, pronatalism
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, fulfillment, happiness, life purpose, pronatalism, stereotypes