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  • Opting Out of Motherhood - Why I Decided Not To Have Kids

    Childfree News
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Opting Out of Motherhood - Why I Decided Not To Have Kids: "If I had a child today, I'm sure I would love her more than I can comprehend. But I'm also pretty sure I wouldn't love my life. I'm lucky. I have an extraordinarily satisfying life as a writer. My career is not just a career but an expression of the very things that define and nourish my existence. I could probably find a way to balance it all with the joy of motherhood but, to be honest, I don't want to. That's not an equilibrium I'm interested in finding. I love the spare, quiet rooms of my grown-up house. I love teaching and…
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-01-2015

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    Ramona
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. (B. Prudden) — Just go easy, or you'll bust the mainspring. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-01-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice for over 15 years now, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to have Kids.… Read more
  • Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice for over 15 years now, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to have Kids.… Read more
  • Remembering Selena

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    Karen M Wright
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    By Karen Malone Wright It’s really weird how selective my husband is about loving a movie enough to watch it every time it’s on. Me, I am an only child, which is generally synonymous with TV-lovin’ fool. All About Eve, The Color Purple, The Betty Broderick Story, The Incredibles…It would take way too much time to count the […]
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  • Opting Out of Motherhood - Why I Decided Not To Have Kids

    7 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Opting Out of Motherhood - Why I Decided Not To Have Kids: "If I had a child today, I'm sure I would love her more than I can comprehend. But I'm also pretty sure I wouldn't love my life. I'm lucky. I have an extraordinarily satisfying life as a writer. My career is not just a career but an expression of the very things that define and nourish my existence. I could probably find a way to balance it all with the joy of motherhood but, to be honest, I don't want to. That's not an equilibrium I'm interested in finding. I love the spare, quiet rooms of my grown-up house. I love teaching and…
  • To the Child-Free Women Out There

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:50 pm
    To the Child-Free Women Out ThereI'm not sure what to make of this, except it seems to be part of a trend.
  • To My Friend Who Chooses To Be Childfree

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    To My Friend Who Chooses To Be ChildfreeSome of the commenters seem upset by this letter, which tells a friend, Sam, that she is not judged for choosing to be childfree. I would hesitate before coming to such a conclusion, since I think we need an understanding of Indian culture before really knowing where the author, Swati, is coming from. Also, the author is not basing this on simply assuming Sam feels judged, but rather on Sam's discomfort when admitting she is childfree. Regardless of how you feel about the author, or this letter, I think that this allows us to get some insight into what…
  • Carolyn Hax: Kids weren’t invited to the wedding? Then don’t bring them. - The Washington Post

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Carolyn Hax: Kids weren’t invited to the wedding? Then don’t bring them. - The Washington PostMy sister has three sons in grade school, and they are excited about this trip, their first to California. Also, my three nephews adore my son and are looking forward to seeing him get married.However, my son’s fiancee has informed us that only adults are invited to the wedding and she has already informed her family of this.Technorati Tag: childfree
  • 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…
 
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-01-2015

    Ramona
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. (B. Prudden) — Just go easy, or you'll bust the mainspring. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-01-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-31-2015

    Ramona
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    He who deliberates fully before taking a step spends his life on one leg. (Chinese Proverb) — So jump in with both feet! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-31-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-30-2015

    Ramona
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. (K. Gibran) — The good and the bad, all serve a purpose. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-30-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-29-2015

    Ramona
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? (F. Scully) — The sweetest rewards require the longest reach. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-29-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-28-2015

    Ramona
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. (J. Kabat-Zinn) — When a storm hits, grab your wetsuit and hang ten! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 3-28-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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  • Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

    Laura
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice for over 15 years now, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to have Kids.… Read more
  • The Perils of Pushing the Limits of Longevity

    Laura
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    The recent “Longevity Report” in TIME magazine may make us marvel at how scientists are “toying with ways to manipulate genes and pull out aging cells, all in a race to find a way to extend longevity to its outer limits.” On one level, medical technology that may just make it possible to live to be 142 years old is amazing.… Read more
  • LiveTrue Book Nonfiction Book Review: The Kickstarter Handbook

    Melanie Davis
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Do you have a dream, passion, idea or project which you would love to accomplish, if only you had the funds to make it happen? Have you considered an online fundraising campaign? Many quirky, unique and personal dreams have been fulfilled by those who have discovered and taken advantage of the new online fundraising platforms.… Read more
  • Nonfiction Book Review: Does Altruism Exist?

    Staff
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    In his book, Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson takes on the intriguing and much debated question of whether people serve others out of genuine concern for their welfare or if all charitable actions stem from some form of self-interest.… Read more
  • Ever Thought About Writing an Op-Ed? Here are Some Tips

    Laura
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Do you enjoy reading op-eds? Have you ever thought about writing one?  Writing them is not as easy as it may seem, and to get them accepted for print is competitive business. Why? The op-ed pages of major newspapers are read by businesspeople, scholars and those at the highest levels of government.… Read more
 
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    Laura Carroll

  • Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

    Laura
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice for over 15 years now, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to have Kids.… Read more
  • The Perils of Pushing the Limits of Longevity

    Laura
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    The recent “Longevity Report” in TIME magazine may make us marvel at how scientists are “toying with ways to manipulate genes and pull out aging cells, all in a race to find a way to extend longevity to its outer limits.” On one level, medical technology that may just make it possible to live to be 142 years old is amazing.… Read more
  • LiveTrue Book Nonfiction Book Review: The Kickstarter Handbook

    Melanie Davis
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Do you have a dream, passion, idea or project which you would love to accomplish, if only you had the funds to make it happen? Have you considered an online fundraising campaign? Many quirky, unique and personal dreams have been fulfilled by those who have discovered and taken advantage of the new online fundraising platforms.… Read more
  • Nonfiction Book Review: Does Altruism Exist?

    Staff
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    In his book, Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson takes on the intriguing and much debated question of whether people serve others out of genuine concern for their welfare or if all charitable actions stem from some form of self-interest.… Read more
  • Ever Thought About Writing an Op-Ed? Here are Some Tips

    Laura
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Do you enjoy reading op-eds? Have you ever thought about writing one?  Writing them is not as easy as it may seem, and to get them accepted for print is competitive business. Why? The op-ed pages of major newspapers are read by businesspeople, scholars and those at the highest levels of government.… Read more
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  • Remembering Selena

    Karen M Wright
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    By Karen Malone Wright It’s really weird how selective my husband is about loving a movie enough to watch it every time it’s on. Me, I am an only child, which is generally synonymous with TV-lovin’ fool. All About Eve, The Color Purple, The Betty Broderick Story, The Incredibles…It would take way too much time to count the […]
  • Wellness for One: Three Self-Care Habits No Woman Should Live Without

    Karen M Wright
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    By Samantha Pollack In my 20s, I thought about self care about as much as I thought about the mortality rate in Malaysia…which is to say, never. I didn’t even know it was a thing.  I mostly just worked, and drank, and went on trips I couldn’t afford, and saw like 80 bands in concert. […]
  • The NotMom Interview: Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Author of ‘On the Guest List’

    Karen M Wright
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    Childless and childfree women come in lots of shapes and sizes. We are all colors, all cultures, and all ages. As much as we have in common, we are also very different. Some people say it is strange to define ourselves by things that we are not, and so, with the ‘Mom” label out of […]
  • Speaking Up for Women’s Other Big Choice: #Childfree

    Karen M Wright
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    By Karen Malone Wright May I just say that I was never in Debate Club? Not in high school; not in college. Looking back, I certainly should have been. Debating experience could be nothing but an asset in a public relations career managing public perceptions of my employer, whoever it was at the time.  It’s […]
  • When Babies Die Horrible Deaths, Childless Women Ask Why

    Karen M Wright
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    By Karen Malone Wright March 2015 has been a rough month for babies in the news. Over just nine days, Illinois, Colorado and Ohio checked in with horrifying headlines of mental illness linked to family, motherhood or the desire for it. Unfortunately, the adults in these stories are still alive; the babies aren’t. Hearing this, mothers […]
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