About Laura

At this point in my 30+ year professional life, I am mostly focusing on my nonfiction book work.  My career has included:

  • Master’s in Psychology and Communications
  • Over 10 years experience in business psychology, specializing in employee selection, training & development, and seminar leadership.
  • Over 15 years in litigation psychology and communications, including mock trials, witness preparation, jury selection, and case strategy in high profile civil cases.
  • Over 10 years experience as an editor and public speaking adviser for individual, business and non-profit clients.

My Books

Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness: The Joys of Otherhood? (Contributor) (2018)

My chapter, “The Intentionally Childless Marriage,” is part of this textbook which has contributors from around the world and is designed as a key resource for scholars, students and policymakers. It is based on my qualitative research since the late 1990s. Published by Emerald Publishing, UK.

Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World (2015)

I collaborated with renowned conservationist Dave Foreman on this book, which is sold to the public and has been used in undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

About Laura
One of my many talks on The Baby Matrix

The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World (2012)

This book examines and challenges pronatalism in our society. It is sold to the public and has been used in college curriculum nationally.

Families of Two: Interviews with Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice (2000)

The first of its kind at the time of publication, Families of Two received global recognition and paved the way for me to become internationally known as an expert and leading voice on the childfree choice since the year 2000. I conducted interview research for this book, and have continued qualitative data collection on the childfree choice and those who make it since its publication.

Finding Fulfillment From the Inside Out (2000)

This is my first book, which is based on my experience in counseling people who were laid off from their jobs. It is sold to the public and has been used in college life planning courses.

Learn more about my books Here 

Currently Working On…

I am currently working on two books, one of which is the second edition of Families of Two. I am also in the midst of a first-of-its-kind 10-year longitudinal study on childfree women.

In the Media

Over the years I have been featured on network television, including ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS‘ The Early Show, and have been a guest on many radio talk shows, as well as US and Canadian public radio. My articles and work have appeared in many print and digital media publications, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Women’s Health South Africa and UK.

Film

About Laura
At DOCNYC film festival, 2018

I have served on the Advisory Board and provided consulting for the film, To Kid Or Not To Kid by Maxine Trump. I also appear in the film.

And...

I have been a contributor at The Huffington Post, ran the popular La Vie Childfree blog, which now lives Here, and since 2013, headed the International Childfree Day event, a global endeavor to foster the acceptance of the childfree choice in today’s society.