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  • Why Having Kids Won’t Fulfill You | TIME

    Childfree News
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Why Having Kids Won’t Fulfill You | TIME:"Had we continued having infertility issues and not been able to conceive, I am certain that I would have felt that there was something “missing” from my life. But only because I believed the narrative my mother sold – that children bring fulfillment. Since I’ve become a mother and seen that the essence of what makes me who I am has not changed, I’ve learned that nothing outside of you can fulfill you. Fulfillment is all about how you perceive the fullness or emptiness of your life. But how can a woman feel fulfilled if she’s constantly…
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-31-2015

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    Ramona
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Silly things cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. (J. Austen) — Be a respectable goof! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-31-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • On the Heels of the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

    Laura Carroll
    Melanie Davis
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    From the midst of the Nazi death camps arises a story of subterfuge and triumph which has been largely unknown until the recent publication of  The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arther Allen… Read more
  • On the Heels of the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

    Laura Carroll
    Melanie Davis
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    From the midst of the Nazi death camps arises a story of subterfuge and triumph which has been largely unknown until the recent publication of  The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arther Allen… Read more
  • Channeling my Inner T-Swift in my Denim Dress

    Baby, Not Maybe
    joy
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Every time I see  denim dresses I automatically think of summer, the warm sun shining on your face and that occasional breeze. Not only does it remind me of summer but it makes me think of him and his red pickup truck. Last summer we spent every day together from morning till night. My family and I have a vacation house in Lake Geneva and last year we decided to spend the entire summer there. Once the summer ended I would be heading to New York City for college. The day we met was like something out of The Notebook. Before heading to the annual Lake Geneva Fair, I threw on this dress that I…
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  • Why Having Kids Won’t Fulfill You | TIME

    14 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Why Having Kids Won’t Fulfill You | TIME:"Had we continued having infertility issues and not been able to conceive, I am certain that I would have felt that there was something “missing” from my life. But only because I believed the narrative my mother sold – that children bring fulfillment. Since I’ve become a mother and seen that the essence of what makes me who I am has not changed, I’ve learned that nothing outside of you can fulfill you. Fulfillment is all about how you perceive the fullness or emptiness of your life. But how can a woman feel fulfilled if she’s constantly…
  • America's declining fertility rate: It is not up to the female reproductive system to save America.

    11 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Slate."To save America, women, especially those aforementioned pesky middle-class, white women, are going to have to start having more babies at a younger age, the argument goes. That this demand means that women will end up curtailing their ambitions and moving into the support-staff role is simply a coincidence, of course. Nothing to see here.. . .What really galls me about Last's piece (and most like it) is the underlying assumption that human beings exist to serve society and not the other way around... The reader is left with the feeling that the only solution to save capitalism is to…
  • Being child-free is no reason to keep mum

    11 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Sydney Morning Herald"If I regret one thing about not having children, it's the fact that, apparently, it precludes me from having an opinion on parenting. Any thoughts I might have about raising children are inadmissible. I am not a mother ergo I do not get to have an opinion on motherhood. Which is curious because I get a lot of opinions about my standup from people who have never done standup. Professional athletes endure endless opinions on where they went wrong from faddarsed fans who have never played sport in their lives. And people who have never owned a dog are always first in line…
  • Jennifer Aniston isn't "selfish" for not wanting kids

    23 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Australian Womans WeeklyJennifer Aniston: "I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women—that you've failed yourself as a female because you haven't procreated. I don't think it's fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn't mean you aren't mothering—dogs, friends, friends' children."Technorati Tag: childfree
  • The Warm Embrace From the Club I'll Never Belong To�|�Justine Brooks Froelker

    23 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Warm Embrace From the Club I'll Never Belong To�|�Justine Brooks FroelkerThe SemanticsThis author wrote about about her struggle with infertility, referring to herself as childfree. Apparently, she was told this was the incorrect word, since she followed up with an article about whether she was childless or childfree. Personally, I do think that people who have struggled with infertility can indeed become childfree if they eventually grow to embrace a life without children and feel they are not less for having a life without them. Embracing the freedom this life brings can transform…
 
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-31-2015

    Ramona
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Silly things cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. (J. Austen) — Be a respectable goof! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-31-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-30-2015

    Ramona
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Only 2 things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. (A. Einstein) — No limits! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-30-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-29-2015

    Ramona
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    It takes courage to turn out as you really are. (e. e. cummings) — And patience, waiting for the true you to emerge. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-29-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-28-2015

    Ramona
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but what I think of myself. (J. London) — A much harder standard to achieve! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-28-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-27-2015

    Ramona
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    There are no road maps. No signposts. Only wilderness. (J. Kouzes) — Take a big machete and some bug spray! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 1-27-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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  • On the Heels of the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

    Melanie Davis
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    From the midst of the Nazi death camps arises a story of subterfuge and triumph which has been largely unknown until the recent publication of  The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arther Allen… Read more
  • Alexandra Paul: Talking Man Swarm & Overpopulation

    Laura
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    Alexandra Paul, actor and population activist, gives a glowing endorsement of Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World, and has a great TEDx Talk on overpopulation. Check it out:… Read more
  • Announcing the Release of my Latest Book! Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World

    Laura
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    When I was researching The Baby Matrix, I interviewed David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. We talked about how we thought the book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife, was a great book on overpopulation. Originally written largely for conservationists, David and I really wanted to see the book reach a wider audience.… Read more
  • Coming Soon! Second Edition of Man Swarm

    Laura
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    I have had the honor of collaborating with renowned conservationist, Dave Foreman, on the second edition of Man Swarm. Details to come this week!… Read more
  • Nonfiction Book Review: The Art of Conversation

    Melanie Davis
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    Author Catherine Blyth knows a present day truth: our ever expanding use of electronic devices for communication, which have us buried in our phones and laptops without even making eye contact with those around us, is causing a loss of in-person communications skills.… Read more
 
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  • On the Heels of the 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz: The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

    Melanie Davis
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    From the midst of the Nazi death camps arises a story of subterfuge and triumph which has been largely unknown until the recent publication of  The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arther Allen… Read more
  • Alexandra Paul: Talking Man Swarm & Overpopulation

    Laura
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    Alexandra Paul, actor and population activist, gives a glowing endorsement of Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World, and has a great TEDx Talk on overpopulation. Check it out:… Read more
  • Announcing the Release of my Latest Book! Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World

    Laura
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    When I was researching The Baby Matrix, I interviewed David Paxson, President of World Population Balance. We talked about how we thought the book, Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife, was a great book on overpopulation. Originally written largely for conservationists, David and I really wanted to see the book reach a wider audience.… Read more
  • Coming Soon! Second Edition of Man Swarm

    Laura
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    I have had the honor of collaborating with renowned conservationist, Dave Foreman, on the second edition of Man Swarm. Details to come this week!… Read more
  • Nonfiction Book Review: The Art of Conversation

    Melanie Davis
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    Author Catherine Blyth knows a present day truth: our ever expanding use of electronic devices for communication, which have us buried in our phones and laptops without even making eye contact with those around us, is causing a loss of in-person communications skills.… Read more
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    Baby, Not Maybe

  • Channeling my Inner T-Swift in my Denim Dress

    joy
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Every time I see  denim dresses I automatically think of summer, the warm sun shining on your face and that occasional breeze. Not only does it remind me of summer but it makes me think of him and his red pickup truck. Last summer we spent every day together from morning till night. My family and I have a vacation house in Lake Geneva and last year we decided to spend the entire summer there. Once the summer ended I would be heading to New York City for college. The day we met was like something out of The Notebook. Before heading to the annual Lake Geneva Fair, I threw on this dress that I…
  • Chiffon Maxi Skirt for the Winter

    joy
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    It is about that time of year wear certain pieces of clothing are absolutely out of the question for some cities, such as Denver. But, if you live or are visiting certain places such as LA or Houston, you can continue with some summer trends. Take the maxi skirt, for example. Just pair it with a pair of slip-ons or closed-toed wedges and a long sleeve tee. This way the outfit is giving enough of a fall/winter vibe, but you can still have more flexibilities than those colder cities. Want to change up from your old summer maxi? Try the chiffon maxi skirt. One of my new favorite maxis are the…
  • Fuchsia dress for a confident mom

    joy
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Fuchsia dress, how crazy is that? I can bet for the majority of women it is not the “go to” color when it comes to shopping. However, it is one of my favorite colors in the world! I find it very appropriate for a confident fashionable mom. There are so many girls who are afraid of something like Fuchsia dress for no reason. I agree, it is not like black dress which you can wear from the morning till night, but if one think about the perfect place and occasion when it is a good idea for this type of dress, I am pretty sure women would change their minds. I have only one Fuchsia…
  • How to Wear Sequin Pants for Every Occasion

    joy
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Not only are sequin pants perfect for New Years Eve they’re perfect for any and every occasion! I remember the first time I saw a someone wearing them and I thought those definitely aren’t me. Yet, after I tried them on I was convinced that every girl needed a pair. So, you’re probably wondering how the heck do I wear these pants and with what? Night Out: The first pair I bought were gold and from Free People. This is where I started to get a feel for how I should be styling them. The first time I wore them was to a roof-top bar party for my friend’s birthday party. I…
  • Blue Suede Shoes and a Flared Skirt

    joy
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Me and you just looking at her in her blue suede shoes! Ok, I don’t know, nor do I think, those are the real words, but they work for me because I’m excited to announce, I bought my first flared skirt. If you’re a bit confused as to why this is exciting news, I’ve got your back. When you’ve skipped a few years going out, taking care of a toddler, getting dressed up seems like a bigger accomplishment. I don’t know why we thought in college that dresses would make us look like we were trying so much harder than a skirt did, but for some reason we were all…
 
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    Childfree Reflections

  • I’m “Birthing” a CHILDFREE GROUP CRUISE!

    marciadavis
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    You just read that right. All through last year, fighting cancer, I kept thinking when I won the battle of this awful disease, I wanted to meet the many childfree-by-choice people who have shown their love, support and gratitude. This is the opportunity I dreamed about. I’m working with a wonderful travel agency , K&E International, who got us a deal you can’t refuse! The cruise leaves December 5-12th, out of Miami, Florida to The Caribbean. It stops for a full day in Charlotte Amalie, The Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and one out Island in the Bahamas for fun in the crystal…
  • Childfree By Choice Among Gays/Lesbians.

    marciadavis
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    Recently, it came to my attention  how much pressure gay and lesbian people feel to have children. And why not? When the ideal picture of a family is having the addition of at least one child, they’re under the same cultural incentives/myths to go forth and multiply. Since biologically they can’t, they’re often  made to feel  they should search out a surrogate, or explore in-vitro, sperm donors and adoption. They’re not to be thought of as a couple without them! If they’re “out” and in a committed relationship, it get’s worse. Apparently that…
  • George Carlin Rants Re: “Children”

    marciadavis
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
    http://www.georgecarlinrip.com/2014/01/your-children-are-overrated.html?m=1
  • Interview With A Childfree Man

    marciadavis
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    MEET CHILDFREE – BY – CHOICE VICTOR! Interviewed by Marcia Drut-Davis Author, “Confessions of a Childfree Woman” From time to time, I’ll be happy to interview people from our childfree facebook and blog family. The interview is about one man and does not reflect all childfree men or my own beliefs. And, we who know about being condemned for our personal choices and or lifestyle, know it’s important for Victor to feel free to express himself. Here’s our first: Meet Victor “Greywolf”. He’s outspoken, brutally honest and offers insightful reactions to being…
  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    marciadavis
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    I’ve been away from this blog fighting cancer. I’m back… having won the fight! Soon, you’ll be reading interviews about people following me from my facebook site: http://facbook.com/chidfreereflections. The first will be one of our men. It will be a fascinating share of being childfree….. from his perspective. HUGS, Marcia
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  • Wellness for One (or Two): How to Do a February Cleanse

    Karen M Wright
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    By Samantha Pollack In my previous post, we talked about the WHY of cleanses. Giving the body a break from its 2015-standard-American-diet overload of toxicity, and reaping all these benefits:  Increased energy Deep, restorative sleep Better mental clarity & focus Clearer, glowing skin Bright white eyes Shiny hair & stronger fingernails Calmer emotions Smoother digestion […]
  • Open Diary: Childfree & Pregnant, Part I

    Karen M Wright
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    By Laura LaVoie The absolute repulsion when the beer hit my tongue startled me. I willingly sacrificed years of my life learning to enjoy all types of beer, including the bitter taste of hops. I didn’t realize that this one, single sip of beer was the first sign that something was very wrong. Years ago, […]
  • Snow Days…for Grown-Ups (#Childless&Childfree)

    Karen M Wright
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    By Karen Malone Wright Millions of Americans living on or near the east coast are hunkering down under the Great Blizzard of 2015. I’ve seen several news stories with ideas for activities to do with housebound kids, but what about adults living in ones or twos? No matter what age you are, everything changes when […]
  • Uncovering [Childless] Women’s History: Pamela Colman Smith

    Karen M Wright
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    By Laura LaVoie When I was in college, I started to read Tarot cards. I found them fascinating and rich with history, archetypes, and symbolism. I eventually collected Tarot decks, at one time owning about 15. However, every Tarot reader, regardless of their love for other artwork, understands the importance of a single deck known […]
  • Childless, Childfree & Old. Now What?

    Karen M Wright
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    By Karen Malone Wright 2015 is three weeks old. This year, I decided against making an “official”  pledge, and then, one popped up quite organically. It’s about catastrophic language. I use an appalling amount of it, and I am going to stop it. Saying “I’m terrified” when I’m merely nervous; or “I’m so pissed” when I’m […]
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