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  • 7 Reasons Why Being Childfree Isnt Selfish | Care2 Causes

    Childfree News
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    7 Reasons Why Being Childfree Isnt Selfish | Care2 CausesI've always found the accusation that we're selfish to be poorly thought out.  First of all, for many of us who know we would dislike parenting, raising a child would not be a beneficial act, since children deserve parents who really want them.Secondly, life is basically navigating near infinite choices, some of which by necessity have to be "selfish."  If we're going to be judged by the things we don't do, it makes just as much sense to call someone selfish for not working for a charity, for not spending their weekends at a…
  • Why Can’t We Accept That Some Women Don’t Want Kids?

    Childfree News
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Zocalo Public Square"In advance of the Zocalo event “Why Have Kids?”, we asked a panel of experts: If Americans have come to accept a range of non-traditional family structures, why does a woman’s choice not to have children still elicit skepticism and judgment?"Technorati Tag: childfree
  • Let's Stop Giving Shit To Women Who Don't Want Kids

    Childfree News
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Let's Stop Giving Shit To Women Who Don't Want Kids�|�Karen Mangiacotti: "You want to open yourself up to a huge stinking pile of judgment? Just be a childless female over 30. Even worse, a married childless female over 30. A woman who chooses not to have a child.I have never been a childless female over 30, so I am not speaking from experience. But, I can tell you that I have never heard anything good offered up about women who exercise their right to live their life in a way that suits them.I can also tell you that whenever I meet a woman who has chosen not to have children, she…
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-03-2015

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    Ramona
    3 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. (B. Thaves) — Isn't that always the way? (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-03-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • Finding Hope & Inspiration in the Book, This is Not the Life I Ordered

    Laura Carroll
    Melanie
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The main title of the book, This is Not the Life I Ordered, expresses an exasperation that most of us have likely exclaimed at one time or another. With such a stunning title, I was eager to see how well the book addresses this emotion, and I was not disappointed.… Read moreThe post Finding Hope & Inspiration in the Book, This is Not the Life I Ordered appeared first on Laura Carroll.
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    Childfree News

  • Let's Stop Giving Shit To Women Who Don't Want Kids

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Let's Stop Giving Shit To Women Who Don't Want Kids�|�Karen Mangiacotti: "You want to open yourself up to a huge stinking pile of judgment? Just be a childless female over 30. Even worse, a married childless female over 30. A woman who chooses not to have a child.I have never been a childless female over 30, so I am not speaking from experience. But, I can tell you that I have never heard anything good offered up about women who exercise their right to live their life in a way that suits them.I can also tell you that whenever I meet a woman who has chosen not to have children, she…
  • 7 Reasons Why Being Childfree Isnt Selfish | Care2 Causes

    25 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    7 Reasons Why Being Childfree Isnt Selfish | Care2 CausesI've always found the accusation that we're selfish to be poorly thought out.  First of all, for many of us who know we would dislike parenting, raising a child would not be a beneficial act, since children deserve parents who really want them.Secondly, life is basically navigating near infinite choices, some of which by necessity have to be "selfish."  If we're going to be judged by the things we don't do, it makes just as much sense to call someone selfish for not working for a charity, for not spending their weekends at a…
  • Why Can’t We Accept That Some Women Don’t Want Kids?

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Zocalo Public Square"In advance of the Zocalo event “Why Have Kids?”, we asked a panel of experts: If Americans have come to accept a range of non-traditional family structures, why does a woman’s choice not to have children still elicit skepticism and judgment?"Technorati Tag: childfree
  • Meghan Daum Talks 'Selfish, Shallow And Self-Absorbed' And Being Childless By Choice

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Meghan Daum Talks 'Selfish, Shallow And Self-Absorbed' And Being Childless By ChoiceHuffPo's video interview with Megham Daum.Technorati Tag: childfree
  • Being Childfree in Miami - The Miamian

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Being Childfree in Miami - The Miamian"So it’s established not everyone in the world wants kids, so of course a nightlife mecca and glitz capitol like Miami Beach wouldn’t be any different. After all, the fast living is perfect for couples with no dependents and on any given night the town is full of celebrities – a demographic known for going without children. Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Eva Mendes, and George Clooney all have gone public about their desire not to have kids.Miami Beach was recently named Maxim’s number one US party city. At the same time, children make up only…
 
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-03-2015

    Ramona
    3 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. (B. Thaves) — Isn't that always the way? (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-03-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-02-2015

    Ramona
    2 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Age is a high price to pay for maturity. (T. Stoppard) — Too high for me. I decline to participate in either. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-02-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-01-2015

    Ramona
    1 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. (A. Watts) — Easy or impossible, depending on your view! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 5-01-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-30-2015

    Ramona
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. (Colette) — Live enthusiastically, and fewer actions seem foolish! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-30-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-29-2015

    Ramona
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    The thing to do with feelings is make it safe to feel all of them. (R. Posin) — Good, bad, joyous, painful, all have value. (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 4-29-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
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    Laura Carroll

  • Finding Hope & Inspiration in the Book, This is Not the Life I Ordered

    Melanie
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The main title of the book, This is Not the Life I Ordered, expresses an exasperation that most of us have likely exclaimed at one time or another. With such a stunning title, I was eager to see how well the book addresses this emotion, and I was not disappointed.… Read moreThe post Finding Hope & Inspiration in the Book, This is Not the Life I Ordered appeared first on Laura Carroll.
  • Nonfiction Book Review: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Staff
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Breasts are arguably one of the most popular features of the human body, yet most of what we hear about the venerable ta-tas exudes playfulness and jest —or expresses great concern due to the high incidence of breast cancer. As the owner of a “set” for many years myself, only after reading Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History did I realize how very little I knew about them and how much there is to know.… Read moreThe post Nonfiction Book Review: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History appeared first on Laura Carroll.
  • Talking Editing Services & More with DIY Author

    Laura
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by Chris Wells, who runs DIY Author. He asked me about my editing services, and much more! Check it out: Here’s Chris’ outline of our conversation: Chris asks Laura about the wide variety of Laura’s editing services Book development services – in 3 packages, unique to your needs Laura’s public speaking coaching and skill-building Why every author should develop good public speaking skills Why Laura began featuring her “LiveTrue” book collection Laura’s books and how they tie-in to her contributions to The Huffington Post…
  • Nonfiction Book Review: The Secret Life of Sleep

    Melanie
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    A deeply yawning face fills the cover of The Secret Life of Sleep, a book that will capture the attention of anyone who has trouble sleeping. Author Kat Duff has chosen to address this topic in part because sleep issues affect such a high percentage of people today.… Read moreThe post Nonfiction Book Review: The Secret Life of Sleep appeared first on 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 moreThe post Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed appeared first on Laura Carroll.
 
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    Laura Carroll

  • Finding Hope & Inspiration in the Book, This is Not the Life I Ordered

    Melanie
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The main title of the book, This is Not the Life I Ordered, expresses an exasperation that most of us have likely exclaimed at one time or another. With such a stunning title, I was eager to see how well the book addresses this emotion, and I was not disappointed.… Read moreThe post Finding Hope & Inspiration in the Book, This is Not the Life I Ordered appeared first on Laura Carroll.
  • Nonfiction Book Review: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

    Staff
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Breasts are arguably one of the most popular features of the human body, yet most of what we hear about the venerable ta-tas exudes playfulness and jest —or expresses great concern due to the high incidence of breast cancer. As the owner of a “set” for many years myself, only after reading Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History did I realize how very little I knew about them and how much there is to know.… Read moreThe post Nonfiction Book Review: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History appeared first on Laura Carroll.
  • Talking Editing Services & More with DIY Author

    Laura
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by Chris Wells, who runs DIY Author. He asked me about my editing services, and much more! Check it out: Here’s Chris’ outline of our conversation: Chris asks Laura about the wide variety of Laura’s editing services Book development services – in 3 packages, unique to your needs Laura’s public speaking coaching and skill-building Why every author should develop good public speaking skills Why Laura began featuring her “LiveTrue” book collection Laura’s books and how they tie-in to her contributions to The Huffington Post…
  • Nonfiction Book Review: The Secret Life of Sleep

    Melanie
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    A deeply yawning face fills the cover of The Secret Life of Sleep, a book that will capture the attention of anyone who has trouble sleeping. Author Kat Duff has chosen to address this topic in part because sleep issues affect such a high percentage of people today.… Read moreThe post Nonfiction Book Review: The Secret Life of Sleep appeared first on 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 moreThe post Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed appeared first on Laura Carroll.
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  • Invisible Disabilities, Shame, and Minding Our Own Business

    Karen M Wright
    4 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    By Laura LaVoie Do you follow Passenger Shaming on Facebook (or Pinterest  or Instagram)? I started following it because photos of people who put their bare feet on the arm rest of the person in front of them is a gross and gruesome thing. The site was like a train wreck and I couldn’t look away. Photos are […]
  • Wellness for One (or Two): Lessons from Ayurveda Celebrate Spring and Your Best Body

    Karen M Wright
    2 May 2015 | 1:56 pm
    By Samantha Pollack When I was in nutrition school, I learned about all kinds of different dietary theories and modalities. And like any good student, I was a fervent disciple of Whatever Diet We’re Learning About This Week. The whole point of Integrative Nutrition is to take what works from each school of thought and assemble your […]
  • Did You Miss These April 2015 Headlines on Childless & Childfree Women?

    Karen M Wright
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    By Karen Malone Wright Ain’t it funny how the world just won’t stop spinning when little ol’ you has something BIG to do? That’s my sorry rationale for sporadic posting as preparations for The NotMom Summit, family caregiving and Life in General have taken center stage in my day-to-day. Some days I’m just happy to share […]
  • From to Tiny Houses to Child-Free Living, Women Are Finding Their Tribes

    Karen M Wright
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    By Laura LaVoie It was like a homecoming when we arrived in Portland, Oregon for the second annual Tiny House Conference in April 2015. There were hugs all around; people we have seen once or twice before, and first-time face-to-face meetings with some personalities we only knew online. The speakers, house owners, and volunteers gathered on Friday […]
  • When ‘I Thought You Were Childfree’ Feels Like Betrayal

    Karen M Wright
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    By Laura LaVoie During the very long period of time that I knew I didn’t want kids, I also knew that one of my closest childhood friends did want them. In fact, I was the one who set her up with her now-husband because I knew, more than anything, she wanted to start a family. […]
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