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Spotlight on Childfree Books: Childfree and Loving It!

As if on cue, when I cracked open Childfree and Loving It! by Nicki Defago, the baby in the apartment above me began screaming. Ah, thanks for yet another reminder why I don’t want children. This book is full of reasons you may have thought of for not having children and Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Eat, Pray, Love

I first picked up Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love over a year before I read it, but I don’t think I could have started reading it at a better time in my life. I had recently decided that I didn’t want kids and was surprised and then delighted to find, a Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children

Pride & Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children  by Terri Casey is a collection of interviews with 25 women from different backgrounds and of different ages, all of whom chose not to have children. Although I’ve done other posts on childfree books before, this was the first of the Read more →

Celebrating Dr. Seuss on the Anniversary of His Birthday & Read Across America Day

Today is the 111th anniversary of the birthday of Theodor Suess Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. He was not, in fact, a doctor (though he received an honorary doctorate in 1956 from his alma mater Dartmouth). Seuss (originally pronounced Soice) was his mother’s maiden name, which he undertook as a Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood

After I’m Okay; You’re a Brat, the next childfree-related book I read was Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood by Leslie Lafayette. I picked this book up because it was one of the few books in the USAREUR (US Army Europe) library system about not having Read more →

Run It Up the Flagpole…Day: The Childfree Friday Link Party [My Post: Why Talk (or Write) About Being Childfree?]

Run It Up the Flagpole… Day: The Childfree Friday Link Party I recently discovered that January 2nd is “Run It Up the Flag Pole and See if Anyone Salutes Day”. That expression reminds me of this song which includes the line “When I feel a bit naughty, I run it Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: I’m Okay; You’re a Brat

Around the time I decided I didn’t want to have kids, I went in search of childfree-related books. I found that the selection is slim. On Amazon, a search for “childfree books” will return just 85 results as of today. Taking out “books” and searching “childfree” in the books category Read more →

A Dozen Reasons Having Dogs > Having Kids (For Me)

Occasionally people think that people with pets and without children are choosing pets over kids or that pets are a good precursor to kids. I don’t fit either scenario. Even if I wanted kids, I’d still have dogs. But even if I didn’t have dogs, I still wouldn’t want kids. Read more →

Assumptive & Inappropriate Baby Questions

When my husband and I got married, it didn’t take long for the baby questions to start. Some even assumed I might already be pregnant and that was why we got married within a few months of meeting. Approaching a year of marriage, I had already lost count of the Read more →

Deciding to Be Childfree: 24 Reasons for My Choice (Part 2)

Last time, I shared the first 12 reasons in the list I came up with to help me decide whether to be childfree or have children. Today I’ll share another dozen. Again, they’re just in the order I came up with them, not in the order of importance. 13. My Read more →

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