Childfree Man and Woman

The 2016 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year

Each year on International Childfree Day (today!), the winners of the Childfree Man and Woman of the Year are announced. Here are this year’s winners and their nomination submissions. Ladies first:

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Marcia Drut-Davis

Childfree Crones on: Why International Childfree Day?

by Laura Carroll & Marcia Drut-Davis

It’s official – With Marcia Drut-Davis, author of Confessions of a Childfree Woman, in her 70s and me in my 50s, we’re childfree elders. Childfree crones. We’ve been working toward societal acceptance of having no children by choice for quite some time now. With Marcia, it goes back to 1974. Continue reading “Childfree Crones on: Why International Childfree Day?”

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Call for Nominations: 2016 Childfree Man & Woman of the Year

Let the nominations begin for the 2016 Childfree Man and Woman of the Year! The winners will be announced on August 1, International Childfree Day. How did this start? Check it out. Continue reading “Call for Nominations: 2016 Childfree Man & Woman of the Year”

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The 2nd Not Mom Summit: Rescheduled

The next Not Mom Summit has been rescheduled to Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, 2017.  These Summits bring together “women without children regardless of cause,” and give voice to the many roads that lead women not to become mothers. I invite you to be part of it! Here is a quick recap of the last Summit in October 2015:

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Melanie Notkin

Finding Connection, Commonality & Community at the First Not Mom Summit

This month I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the first Not Mom Summit. Over 100 women without children by choice, chance and circumstance gathered for keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and socializing. Of the many wonderful things that happened during this conference, I was struck by three things in particular: Continue reading “Finding Connection, Commonality & Community at the First Not Mom Summit”

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The 1st Conference of its Kind: The Not Mom Summit 2015

A first-ever conference is happening this Friday and Saturday: The Not Mom Summit. Spearheaded by Karen Malone Wright who runs the site The Not Mom, it is the first time women without children by choice, chance or circumstance will gather for presentations, discussions, and connection. I am excited to be part of it!

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International Childfree Day, Three Years Running

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.

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The Back Story on August 1 as International Childfree Day

As many of you may know, my book, Families of Two, Interviews with Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, came out in 2000 and received international attention. This coupled with my blog, La Vie Childfree (which now lives here in my childfree writings library) and media presence since then, I’ve become a leading voice on the childfree choice. While running La Vie Childfree, I learned of an organization that existed in the 70s-early 80s-the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood. This gave me the idea to create August 1 as International Childfree Day. The back story:

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