I have been running International Childfree Day since 2013, when it was brought back from being celebrated as “Non-Parents Day” in the early 70s. Each year childfree people from around the world have been nominated for “Of the Year” awards.Continue reading “Happy International Childfree Day!”
On August 1, 1973, the non-profit organization, National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Female and Male National Non-Parent of the Year. Later known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), it existed from 1972-1982 with a mission to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option.”
Forty years later, in 2013, I spearheaded bringing back this “Day” on August 1 of each year. I pulled together childfree authors and bloggers Marcia Drut-Davis, Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger, Amy and Lance Blackstone that year to start it again as an annual recognition of amazing childfree people and their lives, and as a wonderful way to foster the acceptance of the childfree choice in today’s society. It began with each year having the Childfree Woman and Man of the Year nominated like NON did, but in the interest of expanding the variety of nominations, in 2018 the Selection Panel that year decided to change it to the Childfree Person and Group of the Year.
Each year there is a call for nominations, and the Selection Panel picks the winners who are announced on International Childfree Day. I have chaired the Panel since the start, and each year a stellar childfree Panel has the honor of reviewing nominations and selecting winners from around the world!
Do you know a childfree person or group you’d like the world to know about? Nominate them! Deadline for nominations is July 22nd! Details are Here.
Please join this annual celebratory Day on the childfree choice and those who make it!
In the first edition of Childfree Magazine, I have an article about how to live your best later-in-life years, childfree style. In this interview, magazine founder Tanya Williams and I talk about the article, the pronatalist “so who will take care of you when you are old” comment childfree people so often get, and much more. Check it out!Continue reading “Check out my interview with Childfree Magazine founder, Tanya Williams”
What a year. Like in years past, I have closely watched childfree trends in 2020. To start off my latest end-of-year childfree trending piece, how can we not start with the pandemic.Continue reading “Looking Back: 2020 Childfree Trending”
Guest Post by Brit McGinnis
“There will be a baby boom after coronavirus, and they will all be first children.”
This quote has been circulating the Internet since mid-March, and unfortunately the source has been lost in the ether. But parents and non-parents alike have echoed this sentiment: quarantine with children in the mix is a friggin’ nightmare.Continue reading “COVID & Childfree Does Not Mean Stress-Free”
Check out my latest guest appearance on World Population Balance’s excellent podcast Here!
World Population Balance is in the midst of fundraising for a campaign called One Planet One Child, which seeks to educate and promote smaller families as a powerful strategy toward a sustainable population. In this podcast episode, we focus on One Planet, NO Child as an important strategy to this population stabilization goal.
I encourage you to help support this endeavor!
As this year comes to a close, it’s time to talk 2019 childfree trending!
I’ve researched and tracked the childfree choice and those who make it for 20 years now, and can say that in the past year, online and everywhere the childfree community has continued to grow. This choice continues to be talked about more than ever before. Childfree trends we’ve seen this year include:Continue reading “Looking Back: 2019 Childfree Trending”