On the Auto-Fictional Novel, Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

While my LiveTrue book collection focuses on nonfiction, given my background as a writer and author on childfree and parenthood decision-related topics, the subject matter of this novel makes it an exception! Check out book review team member Brittany Brolley’s review of Motherhood: A Novel:

Pronatalism’s Impact on Motherhood Regret

A recent article in the Life/Parent section of The Toronto Star took on a topic we’ve been seeing more of these days: motherhood regret. This article, “Mothers not alone in regret over having children” speaks to one of the most central pronatalist myths that all too often drives women to have children.

Looking Back: Positive Childfree Trends in 2016

At the beginning of 2016, I took stock of 40+ years of talking about the childfree choice. As we near the end of this year, I’d like to do the same just for this  past year, and this time widen the discussion a bit.  What positive trends have we seen this past year? Here are […]

The Year 2000 & Now: Reasons Why People Decide to be Childfree

I was pleased to recently see an interview study conducted by sociologist Amy Blackstone and Mahala Dyer Stewart. Amy and I have worked together on International Childfree Day and have been involved with the NotMom Summit. She and Dyer Stewart interviewed 21 women and 10 men on the reasons they chose not to have children. What […]

On the Novel, Human Slices, by Gloria Bowman

Shortly after my Q&A with author Gloria Bowman, her novel, Human Slices finally made it to the top of my reading stack. But if you follow my Book Review Corner, my stack is all nonfiction, right? There are exceptions, to be sure.

Terry Gross’ Interview on Not Having Kids

Recently one of my favorite interviewers – and a childfree one at that – was interviewed on the podcast, The Longest Shortest Time. Check out this interview with Terry Gross,  the host and co-executive producer of the radio show, Fresh Air: