Assumptions about the Childfree and Christmas

At this time of year, people without children by choice can come up against inaccurate assumptions others make about them. Many people can assume that this growing segment of the population tends not to celebrate Christmas because they don’t have kids. Continue reading “Assumptions about the Childfree and Christmas”

Case In Point: Why Accepting the Childfree Choice is Still on the Uphill Climb

Last year Grist did a piece on why the childfree had finally gone mainstream.  I had to disagree. While this choice is talked about more than ever before, it’s not hit mainstream acceptance by a long shot.  One big reason? Religion.  This “Happily Childfree” post by a Catholic medical student is a sure reminder of how certain religions will always stand in the way… Continue reading “Case In Point: Why Accepting the Childfree Choice is Still on the Uphill Climb”

A Report on the Childfree and Religious Affiliation

I recently had an announcement on the front page of this blog regarding the opportunity to participate in Nicole Ross’ survey project for a class of hers at the Canberra Institute of Technology. It is on religious affiliation in the childfree community. The results are in and the report complete; here are some highlights from her report: Continue reading “A Report on the Childfree and Religious Affiliation”

Another Take on Solving the Population Problem

There’s a new documentary out about the population problem: Mother: Caring for 7 Billion.  It lays out a provocative theory about this problem and how to solve it.

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Laura Carroll, childfree choice

The Childfree Who Don’t Do Christmas

As a follow to the previous post regarding the fact that plenty of childfree are christian and celebrate Christmas, the flip side deserves attention too. Plenty of people with no children by choice don’t celebrate Christmas in the traditional way –or at all. They may do some of what a lot of people do– Continue reading “The Childfree Who Don’t Do Christmas”

Reporting Back: September 2010 On-The-Ground Question

The September question: Was there ever a time in your adult life when you thought you wanted kids? If so, what changed your mind? Here’s what you said and the tee up to next month’s question:

Postscript to Childfree Christian and Judgment Issues

A visitor to this blog recently commented on the post, “100+ Reasons to Have Children” at Life in a Shoe. I spoke to the 100+ reasons in a recent post, and Leslie copied her comment in the string here.   It is a great one that speaks to the childfree christian and right/wrong/judgment issues I have been discussing of late, and just have to highlight it an excerpt.  Check it out. Continue reading “Postscript to Childfree Christian and Judgment Issues”

Insights from a Childfree Mormon Feminist

Back to the childfree christian channel (thanks again I.Am.Free for her recent interview) — Cha Cha, did a great guest post on She lays out her reasons for not wanting children, which will sound familiar to many childfree. But then she goes on to how the mormon church sees her, and asks some insightful questions.. Continue reading “Insights from a Childfree Mormon Feminist”