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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-01-2015

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    Ramona
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    PMS: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time. (R. Heinlein) — And yet we get chastised for it! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-01-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • Author Francine Russo on Siblings Caring for Aging Parents

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Staying on the theme of one’s later years – During the last year of journalist and author Francine Russo‘s diabetic mother’s life, her aging husband and youngest daughter took care of her. Francine’s sister never asked her to do anything, and she didn’t volunteer. She got the dig from her sister — “You’re not around.”  While Francine was a widowed, working mom with kids and a life in New York, her sister was childless by choice. When I first learned of Francine’s story several years ago and now, I ask the question – do…
  • Author Francine Russo on Siblings Caring for Aging Parents

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Staying on the theme of one’s later years – During the last year of journalist and author Francine Russo‘s diabetic mother’s life, her aging husband and youngest daughter took care of her. Francine’s sister never asked her to do anything, and she didn’t volunteer. She got the dig from her sister — “You’re not around.”  While Francine was a widowed, working mom with kids and a life in New York, her sister was childless by choice. When I first learned of Francine’s story several years ago and now, I ask the question – do…
  • Wellness for One or Two: Back-to-School Season Matters – Even if You Don’t Have Kids

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    Karen M Wright
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    By Samantha Pollack You head to Target to pick up some toilet paper. And maybe find a cute dress, some sunglasses on sale, and a trashy best-seller you won’t tell anyone about. It’s just a normal Saturday. But when you pull into the parking lot, it’s mobbed. Kids throwing tantrums. Frazzled moms trying to herd […]
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-01-2015

    Ramona
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    PMS: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time. (R. Heinlein) — And yet we get chastised for it! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 9-01-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-30-2015

    Ramona
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    People in those old times had convictions. We moderns only have opinions. (H. Heine) — Commitment issues. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-30-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-29-2015

    Ramona
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    One man’s vulgarity is another man’s lyric. (J. Harlan) — Fuck yeah! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-29-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-28-2015

    Ramona
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The purpose of art is the lifelong construction of a state of wonder. (G. Gould) — Beauty and emotion as bricks and mortar. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-28-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-27-2015

    Ramona
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The past is never dead. It’s not even past. (W. Faulkner) — Always relevant, but rarely remembered until it’s too late. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 8-27-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
 
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  • Author Francine Russo on Siblings Caring for Aging Parents

    Laura
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Staying on the theme of one’s later years – During the last year of journalist and author Francine Russo‘s diabetic mother’s life, her aging husband and youngest daughter took care of her. Francine’s sister never asked her to do anything, and she didn’t volunteer. She got the dig from her sister — “You’re not around.”  While Francine was a widowed, working mom with kids and a life in New York, her sister was childless by choice. When I first learned of Francine’s story several years ago and now, I ask the question – do…
  • Getting Beyond Pronatalist Thinking in Our Later Years

    Laura
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    In this Huffington Post piece, “Who Will Care for Us – the Aging, Childless and Single Population?” aging advocate Carol Marak writes, “Since adult children are the lifeblood of elder care, and I don’t have a child, it’s a concern for me.” Her comment brought to mind the pronatalist assumption I discuss in The Baby Matrix: “My children will be there for me when I am old.” How true is it?  The truth is… Just because you have children does not mean they are going to take care of you when you are old. Given today’s realities, when it comes to adult children taking…
  • Critical Yet Invisible: On the Book, Picking Up

    Laura
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    It takes many very important systems to make cities run. But of all of them, what system does anthropologist Robin Nagle say is the most important labor force in service to cities? Those who pick up our trash. In her book, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City author Robin Nagle helps us learn why this is the case – in spades. But Nagle goes deeper; she delves into why the “first line of defense in any city’s ability to ensure the basic health and well-being of its citizenry is so unseen,” and why people want it this way. She…
  • International Childfree Day, Three Years Running

    Laura
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Last weekend on August 1st marked the third year of celebrating International Childfree Day and awarding the Childfree Man and Woman of the Year. How did it start? While running my blog, La Vie Childfree (which now lives here) , learning of an organization called the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood inspired the idea. Starting with NON Called the National Organization for Non-Parents (NON) at the time, on August 1, 1973 it celebrated “Non-Parents Day,” and announced a Male and Female Non-Parent of the Year. The winners were Stewart Mott, a 35 year old bachelor and…
  • The Art of Essay Writing: Q&A With Meghan Daum

    Laura
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    I recently had the pleasure of asking essayist Meghan Daum about the art of essay writing. Meghan is the author of four books, most recently the original essay collection, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. She is also the editor of a collection of essays, Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids. Her other books include the essay collection My Misspent Youth, the novel The Quality of Life Report, and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a memoir. Here’s the Q&A: What inspired your interest in…
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    Laura Carroll

  • Author Francine Russo on Siblings Caring for Aging Parents

    Laura
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Staying on the theme of one’s later years – During the last year of journalist and author Francine Russo‘s diabetic mother’s life, her aging husband and youngest daughter took care of her. Francine’s sister never asked her to do anything, and she didn’t volunteer. She got the dig from her sister — “You’re not around.”  While Francine was a widowed, working mom with kids and a life in New York, her sister was childless by choice. When I first learned of Francine’s story several years ago and now, I ask the question – do…
  • Getting Beyond Pronatalist Thinking in Our Later Years

    Laura
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    In this Huffington Post piece, “Who Will Care for Us – the Aging, Childless and Single Population?” aging advocate Carol Marak writes, “Since adult children are the lifeblood of elder care, and I don’t have a child, it’s a concern for me.” Her comment brought to mind the pronatalist assumption I discuss in The Baby Matrix: “My children will be there for me when I am old.” How true is it?  The truth is… Just because you have children does not mean they are going to take care of you when you are old. Given today’s realities, when it comes to adult children taking…
  • Critical Yet Invisible: On the Book, Picking Up

    Laura
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    It takes many very important systems to make cities run. But of all of them, what system does anthropologist Robin Nagle say is the most important labor force in service to cities? Those who pick up our trash. In her book, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City author Robin Nagle helps us learn why this is the case – in spades. But Nagle goes deeper; she delves into why the “first line of defense in any city’s ability to ensure the basic health and well-being of its citizenry is so unseen,” and why people want it this way. She…
  • International Childfree Day, Three Years Running

    Laura
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Last weekend on August 1st marked the third year of celebrating International Childfree Day and awarding the Childfree Man and Woman of the Year. How did it start? While running my blog, La Vie Childfree (which now lives here) , learning of an organization called the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood inspired the idea. Starting with NON Called the National Organization for Non-Parents (NON) at the time, on August 1, 1973 it celebrated “Non-Parents Day,” and announced a Male and Female Non-Parent of the Year. The winners were Stewart Mott, a 35 year old bachelor and…
  • The Art of Essay Writing: Q&A With Meghan Daum

    Laura
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    I recently had the pleasure of asking essayist Meghan Daum about the art of essay writing. Meghan is the author of four books, most recently the original essay collection, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion. She is also the editor of a collection of essays, Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids. Her other books include the essay collection My Misspent Youth, the novel The Quality of Life Report, and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a memoir. Here’s the Q&A: What inspired your interest in…
 
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  • Wellness for One or Two: Back-to-School Season Matters – Even if You Don’t Have Kids

    Karen M Wright
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    By Samantha Pollack You head to Target to pick up some toilet paper. And maybe find a cute dress, some sunglasses on sale, and a trashy best-seller you won’t tell anyone about. It’s just a normal Saturday. But when you pull into the parking lot, it’s mobbed. Kids throwing tantrums. Frazzled moms trying to herd […]
  • Why Does Facebook Show Ads For Kids’ Products to Childfree Me?

    Karen M Wright
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:24 am
    By Laura LaVoie I get a chuckle every time one scrolls past my page. I belong to a few childfree discussion groups on Facebook, and every few days someone will post a screen shot of an ad that features a child or a child’s product with the caption, “Why are you showing this to me, […]
  • The NotMom Interview: Gladys Perez-Mojica, Reproductive Coach & Counselor

    Karen M Wright
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:24 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, and we define ourselves without the label of ‘Mom. And if you’re not a Mom, who are you?   The regular series by TheNotMom writer and […]
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