Over the years, childfree couples have contacted me for advice on writing their wills. I am no expert, but do have my own experience and know how many childfree people have created theirs. I recently saw the piece by Rebecca Chamaa on businessinsider.com, “My husband and I don’t have kids, so we asked ourselves 10 questions to decide who to include in our will,” which has a list of great questions to consider for those without kids. Let me briefly comment on them, and add a couple more of my own:Continue reading “Writing Your Will When You Don’t Have Children”
May it be your best year yet!
At the end of 2012, I put out an informal poll asking this question:
How accepting is society of the childfree choice?
I asked people to choose one of the following statements that best reflected their opinion:Continue reading “The Numbers: 2019 Childfree Poll Results”
Deadline was December 24th! Stay tuned for results!
When it comes to the acceptance of the childfree choice, where do you think we are in the evolution of social change?
At the end of 2012, I put out a poll asking this question.
Read about the results of this poll Here.
Help Take the 2019 Pulse
I want to take the pulse on this question again.
Whether you are childfree or not, weigh in with your opinion!
Deadline December 24, 2019!
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and answer just a few questions!
Continuing from Part I, “How Forced Birth Laws Reflect One Belief about When Human Life Begins,” we need to talk more – and loudly – about the nightmarish costs that will come as a result of these laws.Continue reading “The Nightmarish Costs of Forced Birth Laws On Us All”
This is Part I of II on discussion of issues behind and impacts of forced birth laws:
With the recent wave of anti-abortion laws in America as a clear attempt of anti-abortion proponents to reverse Roe v. Wade, kudos to the public radio program, Here & Now, for recently addressing a cornerstone of these laws that human life begins at conception. The episode, “What Science Says About When Life Begins” weighs in with science and features an interview with Scott Gilbert, a biologist and emeritus professor of Swarthmore College and the University of Helsinki.Continue reading “How Forced Birth Laws Reflect One Belief about When Human Life Begins”
As those close to me know, since late 2017 I’ve had big challenges and change in my life. After seven years of dealing with my mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s, near the end of 2017 she fell and passed away shortly after. Four months later, in the midst of a two-month stay in Point Loma, California, immersed in researching and writing an upcoming book, my godson’s father (a dear friend of mine) called giving me horrible news.Continue reading “Coming Out of Challenging Times & Finding “Inner Home””
In The Washington Free Beacon’s recent article, “American Fertility Hits Historical Low: Economist blames culture of caution” Charles Fain Lehman lays out some new data on falling birth rates in America. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control, the “American birth rate tied its historical low in the first nine months of 2018,” and “demographers say it will likely go lower.”Continue reading “Falling Birth Rates: Applaud, Not Blame a “Culture of Caution””