Parenthood versus Childfree Part V

And last, the fifth area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life” from Sydney Australia’s, The Sun Herald.  The last one:  Sense of Purpose. From the article: Everyone needs meaning in their life and, in 2006, Florida State University found parents had ..

Parenthood versus the Childfree Life Part II

On to the second area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life” in The Sun Herald.  Like the Money topic from the last post, first you’ll see the quoted content from Cameron’s article (it originally appeared only in hard copy). The second area : Relationships […]

Parenthood versus the Childfree Life Part I

A contributor to this blog forwarded an article to me recently that appeared in Sydney, Australia’s, The Sun Herald. It did not appear online.  It’s titled, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life.” Author Alison Cameron spoke to Australian parents, the childfree, and looked at international research to find […]

Is It Time for the Rebirth of The National Alliance for Optional Parenthood?

Have you ever heard of the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP)? It existed from 1972 to 1982. A non-profit organization, its purpose was to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option, support those who choose not to have children, promote awareness of the overpopulation problem.”

To Parent or Not to Parent: One of Life’s Most Important Decisions

If you could be a fly on the wall at a lunch with a group of 30-something women, I bet one of the hottest topics of discussion you would hear them talk about is whether they are going to have children. More women than not do some serious laboring over this decision. For many women […]

Falling Birth Rates: Applaud, Not Blame a “Culture of Caution”

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 […]

The Winners! The 2018 Childfree Person & Group of the Year

Happy International Childfree Day! As you may know, on International Childfree Day, childfree winners are announced. This year the winner categories were Childfree Person of the Year and Childfree Group of the Year. As head of the Selection Panel, I have to say this year the Panel faced the the toughest decisions yet! Here are the […]

Procreative Ethics, Pronatalism, and the Childfree Choice

I sure love that we are seeing more pieces like this one: “Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have.” While all people don’t “give up” having children, I do like that it discusses the larger picture of bringing another biological child into the world.