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  • The Childless Only Child: A Niche Within A Niche

    TheNotMom
    Karen M Wright
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    By Karen Malone Wright It’s been almost a year since I wrote a post about childless only children, my first on the topic, and apparently, one of very few online. As older posts on this site go, it’s been a leader in continuously attracting comments and personal stories.  It’s one thing to find another person without kids; it’s another to find one who […]
  • "The short-changed childless among us"

    All News Articles
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Ignore the word "childless" in the title, this is one of the best CF articles I've ever read. No ranting, just logic and observation.The short-changed childless among us
  • Are parents generally more conservative?

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    15 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10967720/Parents-mortified-after-children-see-pornographic-images-in-art-gallery.htmlBtw, 'pornographic' = nude. It seems some can't tell the difference.
  • I’m the Only One in the House Who Isn’t “Fixed”

    BABY OFF BOARD
    Aurora Bordeaux
    25 Nov 2013 | 6:33 am
    by Aurora Bordeaux Our Labradoodle, Charminator, was spayed recently, making me the only person in our condo who isn’t fixed. Bosco is fixed. Charminator is fixed. The Hubs is fixed. I feel a little left out, sure, but not enough to fork over thousands for an invasive surgery that insurance won’t cover. Plus, I still […]
  • Art galleries

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    5 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Check this out.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28639242I hope he doesn't get hung out to dry for his comments.
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  • Art galleries

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Check this out.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28639242I hope he doesn't get hung out to dry for his comments.
  • "The short-changed childless among us"

    2 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Ignore the word "childless" in the title, this is one of the best CF articles I've ever read. No ranting, just logic and observation.The short-changed childless among us
  • Are parents generally more conservative?

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10967720/Parents-mortified-after-children-see-pornographic-images-in-art-gallery.htmlBtw, 'pornographic' = nude. It seems some can't tell the difference.
  • Yet another death

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2679782/Father-left-toddler-die-sweltering-SUV.htmlI found this on another CF site.  I'd like to draw your attention to this part:-'We plan to show that he wanted to live a child-free life,' the prosecution told...Read More
  • kids make you die earlier

    11 Jun 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Another article from the guardian, the chap cites not having children as the reason why hes lived to old age, see kids make you die youngerhttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/the-secrets-of-living-to-a-ripe-old-age
 
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-26-2014

    Ramona
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. (Unknown) — And if no one answers when you knock, get a battering ram! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-26-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-25-2014

    Ramona
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    You asked the way. I pointed ahead. Ahead of myself as well as you. (G. Shaw) — It's all waiting for us, over the horizon. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-25-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-24-2014

    Ramona
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. (Fight Club) — The great and beautiful compost heap of life. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-24-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-23-2014

    Ramona
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    My God, what have we done? (Enola Gay pilot Robert Lewis after Hiroshima) — Better to question before dropping the bomb. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-23-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-22-2014

    Ramona
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    You can't grow without letting go of where you were. (B. DeAngelis) — Or without figuring out where you want to be. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-22-2014 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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    Laura Carroll

  • Trailblazers of a Post-Pronatal Society

    Laura
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of coming in contact with the head of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Organization for Non-Parents, a non-profit organization I’ve touted here before that existed in the 70s-early 80s. She has given me a lot more background on the organization’s great work. … Read more
  • True Stories of: Like That – Gone!

    Laura
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    There’s nothing like a great true story. Sooner or later we all have one that may sound unbelievable, but it’s true. Tracing old steps in the Northwest recently sure brought one to mind from my life. It starts with a little cabin on the Sandy River at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon.… Read more
  • Musings on What it Means to Live True

    Laura
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    I am sitting in a sweet mountain cabin at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon. It is near a cabin, a home really, that I lived in ten years ago. It is on a forested three acres, split by a river.… Read more
  • Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker, Magenta Baribeau

    Laura
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    I recently had the pleasure of talking with Magenta Baribeau, the 2014 Childfree Woman of the Year about the documentary she is working on, Maman? Non merci! Here’s the Q&A: What inspired you to do your documentary, Maman? Non merci! (roughly translated as Being a mom?… Read more
  • The Back Story on August 1 as International Childfree Day

    Laura
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    As many of you may know, my book, Families of Two, Interviews with Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, came out in 2000 andreceived international attention. This coupled with my blog, La Vie Childfree (which now lives here in my childfree writings library) and media presence since then, I’ve become a leading voice on the childfree choice.… Read more
 
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    Laura Carroll

  • Trailblazers of a Post-Pronatal Society

    Laura
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of coming in contact with the head of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Organization for Non-Parents, a non-profit organization I’ve touted here before that existed in the 70s-early 80s. She has given me a lot more background on the organization’s great work. … Read more
  • True Stories of: Like That – Gone!

    Laura
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    There’s nothing like a great true story. Sooner or later we all have one that may sound unbelievable, but it’s true. Tracing old steps in the Northwest recently sure brought one to mind from my life. It starts with a little cabin on the Sandy River at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon.… Read more
  • Musings on What it Means to Live True

    Laura
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    I am sitting in a sweet mountain cabin at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon. It is near a cabin, a home really, that I lived in ten years ago. It is on a forested three acres, split by a river.… Read more
  • Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker, Magenta Baribeau

    Laura
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    I recently had the pleasure of talking with Magenta Baribeau, the 2014 Childfree Woman of the Year about the documentary she is working on, Maman? Non merci! Here’s the Q&A: What inspired you to do your documentary, Maman? Non merci! (roughly translated as Being a mom?… Read more
  • The Back Story on August 1 as International Childfree Day

    Laura
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    As many of you may know, my book, Families of Two, Interviews with Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, came out in 2000 andreceived international attention. This coupled with my blog, La Vie Childfree (which now lives here in my childfree writings library) and media presence since then, I’ve become a leading voice on the childfree choice.… Read more
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    BABY OFF BOARD

  • Where the Hells Has Aurora Been?

    Aurora Bordeaux
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    by Aurora Bordeaux Um, hey guys. Remember me? It’s Aurora Bordeaux. Oh, come on. You remember me. Right? We sat next to each other in sixth grade social studies, and no, I have totally not been stalking you on Facebook this entire time. Although your wedding photos were lovely and I like your new haircut. […]
  • Things in Common: Coloring

    Aurora Bordeaux
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:14 am
    by Aurora Bordeaux Recently, I spent time with my darling little niece and nephew at their house. (Plus my youngest niece crawling under the table who I accidentally stepped on. She didn’t even seem to notice; being the third child is rough.) As a childfree woman, I often get confused and disoriented when playing with […]
  • I’m the Only One in the House Who Isn’t “Fixed”

    Aurora Bordeaux
    25 Nov 2013 | 6:33 am
    by Aurora Bordeaux Our Labradoodle, Charminator, was spayed recently, making me the only person in our condo who isn’t fixed. Bosco is fixed. Charminator is fixed. The Hubs is fixed. I feel a little left out, sure, but not enough to fork over thousands for an invasive surgery that insurance won’t cover. Plus, I still […]
  • Do You Celebrate the Anniversary of Your Sterilization?

    Aurora Bordeaux
    18 Nov 2013 | 5:56 am
    by Aurora Bordeaux Lately, I’ve been thinking about the approaching first anniversary of the Hubs’s vasectomy. It was a major day in the history of our childfree freedom, but it’s a day I never really thought about celebrating. I mean, isn’t it weird to celebrate a surgery? Yuck! But then our good friends from our […]
  • Childfree Couple Friends: We Got One!

    Aurora Bordeaux
    11 Nov 2013 | 6:54 am
    by Aurora Bordeaux Folks, I am bursting with excitement because today is a special day in the lives of our very best couple friends, Allie and Billy. Today is the day Billy gets snipped. It’s weird to feel excited that a doctor is going to be rummaging around in your friend’s balls, but that glaring […]
 
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    Childfree Reflections

  • How To Tell People You Don’t Want Kids.

    marciadavis
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In this blog, I hope to give you pointers to stop any confrontation to remain childfree by choice. Remember, most of the time, people will mean well. They chose to have children. Many of them are happy. The ones who aren’t will rarely tell you that but want you to suffer along. Remember: 1.Your goal isn’t to defend a personal choice. Just like parents are rarely made to defend their choice, neither should you. A simple statement saying you prefer the childfree -by -choice lifestyle is all that’s necessary. Don’t go into details or pronounce how much you love kids when…
  • A FASCINATING READ, IN MY OPINION!

    marciadavis
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/pregnancy-is-a-battleground-between-mother-father-and-baby/ My facebook book site was temporarily closed down today not allowing me to post or comment. I feel Facebook slapped my hands saying the above article, “doesn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards”. In my opinion, it was closed because of some ignorant person who perceived that article as a slap to the Madonna myth. Read the article for yourself. See why, more than ever, pronatalism is alive and well and must be brought to the attention of others.
  • Reflecting on Lifetime Contributor Award to Childfreedom

    marciadavis
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    hometownnewsPostedReceiving any award is always an ago boost. When I heard the International Committee for International Childfree Day (August 1, 2014) chose me for their inaugural “Lifetime Contributor Award”, I had mixed emotions. Why wasn’t I honored as their, “Woman of The Year”? Did they give me this as a pity party knowing I faced cancer  this year?  Finally, the word “Lifetime” made me feel old! Then I re-thought the whole thing. It’s an honor! I’m proud and feel excited to be worthy of this first time recognition.  When I think…
  • Mother’s Day In America 2014

    marciadavis
    7 May 2014 | 7:45 am
    Mother’s Day In America By Marcia Drut-Davis Before I share some heartfelt emotions, I want to honor those mothers, grandmothers and aunts who devote their lives to their children, grandchildren nieces or nephews. There are many deserving of adoration. How lucky for those children! Sadly, in my opinion, the Mother’s Day celebration in America is another example of the dangers of pronatalism. It exalts the status of being a mother to something short of being a saint. Just the mere mention of the revered word “mother’ makes many swoon with love and joy. It discounts the many hearts…
  • The Gifts of Cancer

    marciadavis
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:27 am
    The Gifts of Cancer By Marcia Drut-Davis Before I share my gifts, I must state having cancer or any other serious illness is awful. I will never say it’s a walk in the park. My heart goes out to brave survivors fighting any serious disease and to the people loving and supporting them.  That being said I’ve experienced many gifts of having cancer. I was diagnosed the day after Christmas. It was a shock. I’m still in shock after having had a very healthy life to this age of 71. How could this happen? I ate well, exercised and faithfully took care of my body, mind and spirit. My nephew…
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    TheNotMom

  • Acceptance of Childlessness Isn’t the Same as Acceptance of Loss

    Karen M Wright
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    Guest Post By Anonymous NOTE:  Readers of this site prove time and again that among the community of women without children — more than 23 million in the US alone –no two stories are alike, even if they appear to be similar on the surface. It logically follows that a random selection of five NotMoms […]
  • Childless Self-Help on Facebook? Try Your News Feed First.

    Karen M Wright
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    By Karen Malone Wright There’s been considerable chatter in this space and others about the impact of Facebook posts on Friends with kids and without. Parents jealous of child-free Friends’ travel pix. NotMom Blair Koenig spinning her STFU, Parents blog and book from frustration with Friend after Friend posting a child’s first nap, poo, or grin. At varying levels, the unifying […]
  • Iran’s Plan for Population Growth: Mandate Motherhood

    Karen M Wright
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    By Karen Malone Wright I vaguely remember an episode of The Oprah Show that presented how women the same age were faring around the world — how government, religion, environment and culture in each nation limited or expanded their freedoms. The goal was to spark empathy as viewers placed themselves in each situation, from Spain to Saudi Arabia. Lately, […]
  • Advice to a Teen from a Childfree Woman: Respect Your Choices

    Karen M Wright
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    By Laura LaVoie While at a camping festival in August, I was honored to be part of a ceremony for a 13-year-old girl to welcome her into womanhood. Her mother invited all of the women who were part of this temporary community to celebrate the young woman and provide her with blessings and inspiration as […]
  • The Childless Only Child: A Niche Within A Niche

    Karen M Wright
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    By Karen Malone Wright It’s been almost a year since I wrote a post about childless only children, my first on the topic, and apparently, one of very few online. As older posts on this site go, it’s been a leader in continuously attracting comments and personal stories.  It’s one thing to find another person without kids; it’s another to find one who […]
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