Studies Singles-Do More Men or Women Not Want Kids? recently funded a study of what TIME magazine says might “be the biggest study of single people ever.”  They may have paid for it, but Helen Fisher at Rutgers University, Stephanie Coontz at Binghamton University and an independent company actually did the study of 5,200 singles ages 21-65 who were not in a serious relationship.

Along with better understanding of the “partnerless”, the study has interesting finding about singles’ feelings about whether they want to become parents…

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Good and Bad News about Dads

The news about dads isn’t always good around “their” day. This last one brought to mind the  piece Time did a couple of years ago about whether dads have done a good enough job to deserve the honor of being celebrated on Father’s Day.

This last Father’s Day I saw a piece by writer Jeff Gillenkirk  who says they do deserve the honor these days.  In his recent essay in the San Francisco Chronicle, Gillenkirk indicates that studies and census abstracts “show that more American Dads are spending more time doing more things with their kids than at any time in our post-agrarian society. The number of stay at home dads also rose nearly 60%…

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Gen Y: If Childfree, More Likely to Stay That Way?

The April 23rd edition of USA Today had the article, “Generation Y faces some steep financial hurdles.”  Also known as the Millennial Generation, they include the more than 50 million born from the 1980s to 2000. According to the article, they may be best remembered for “whether they can overcome the dire financial straits that plague many of them,” with their plight “as much created by members’ pre-recession personal finance habits as by the misfortune of coming of age as the recession took hold in 2007.”

A recent report by Demos, a public policy research and advocacy think tank indicates that… Continue reading “Gen Y: If Childfree, More Likely to Stay That Way?”

Childfree Wisdom continued…

Staying on the theme of you younger adults with dollops of childfree wisdom, I ran across this video by Courtney. While she could use a tripod, she is “fired up” about exchange between a mother and her 13 year daughter. Check it out- Continue reading “Childfree Wisdom continued…”

Childfree Wisdom of the 20 Somethings

I get lots of emails from 20 somethings who have lots of questions about the parenthood decision or who have made up their minds they don’t want the parent lifestyle, and are getting pressures from others. I also get lots of wisdom. 20 somethings wisdom is out there in the blogosphere too as I am sure you know.. Continue reading “Childfree Wisdom of the 20 Somethings”

20-Somethings on the Childfree Movement

I came across an interesting utube video by “ochinaocatosunflower”  on the childfree movement. She wanted to do her utube video because while she see news stories on childfree, but not on youtube.  She describes some myths with the childfree.  One is: Continue reading “20-Somethings on the Childfree Movement”