Why Ashley Judd is Childfree

I am reading Ashley Judd’s memoir, All That is Bitter & Sweet. I have been a big fan of her acting work, and now learning more about her international humanitarian work –  Amazing and inspiring.  And she is childfree – Early on in the book she describes why she chose not to have children… Continue reading “Why Ashley Judd is Childfree”

Reporting Back: The March 2012 On-the-Ground Question

In part as a nod to Women’s History month, the March On-the-Ground Question was:

Who is your favorite childfree woman and why? She can be dead or alive, famous or not, someone you know personally, any childfree woman!

Here’s what you said:

The April Question is:

What do you get the most from participating in online childfree communities? And in your opinion, how could the online childfree community improve as a whole?

Teen Mom Reality TV: A Way to Reduce Teen Pregnancy?

How did 21 year old mom Amber Portwood make $140,000 in six months? She had a contract with MTV to be on the reality tv show, Teen Mom. Like other young women on other teen mom reality shows… Continue reading “Teen Mom Reality TV: A Way to Reduce Teen Pregnancy?”

Reporting Back: June 2011 On-the-Ground Question Part I

The June On-the-Ground was: What childfree person do you admire most and why?

Here’s what you said, and a tee up to the July question:

Here are excerpts of what people wrote about the childfree they admire from their personal lives (part 1 of 2):

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Teens and the Pursuit of Fame Through Pregnancy

An unsettling segment called “Mothers of Unplanned Consequences” was recently on abc.

The media is doing quite a pronatalist number on young women, and the young moms are the ones who end up paying quite the price.

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Reporting Back: The March 2011 On-the-Ground Question

The March On-the-Ground question was: In your opinion, what is the most powerful example of pro-baby messaging in the media? Here’s what you said:

The April Question: In your internet travels, tune into pro-baby messaging–How does pro-baby messaging show up and live online?

Let’s hear from you!

The Childfree in TV Shows

I recently queried folks on my facebook page about TV shows they knew of that have no characters with children, or shows that don’t involve pregnancy or children (at least so far), and people responded with more shows than I expected!

Here’s the list so far with links so you can them check out if you are not already familiar with a show– Continue reading “The Childfree in TV Shows”

On Childfree Renee Zellweger and Those Writing About Her

In the November edition in Harper’s Bazaar UK, Renee Zellweger is not only looking great on the cover but she speaks to not wanting kids in her interview.  She says that motherhood has never been an “ambition” for her.  Think about the use of the word “ambition” when it comes to having a baby.

Dictionary.com gives the definition of ambition as… Continue reading “On Childfree Renee Zellweger and Those Writing About Her”

Famous and Celebrity Childfree — or Not?

I like to track childfree celebs, looking for those that come out about their choice not to have kids in a baby crazed celeb world. On marieclaire.com there’s a slideshow of 23 “childfree” celebrities.  Upon closer look, not all are childfree — they are more aptly described as “no kids yet”  — they want them but don’t have them right now for one reason or another, from infertility, to not the right time, to no spouse, you name it. Of the 23, those that aren’t childfree seem to be…

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The Real Sex & the City Celebrities–Kids or No Kids?

Lisa Hymas of grist.org did a post on how Sex and the City is the greenest movie of the year  because the lead character Carrie, even though she does not realize it, exemplifies a greenish lifestyle — she has no car, does not travel much, and most importantly she is childfree. Continue reading “The Real Sex & the City Celebrities–Kids or No Kids?”