2018 Childfree

International Childfree Day Call for Nominations: Childfree Person & Group of the Year!

On August 1, 1973, the non-profit organization, National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Female and Male National Non-Parent of the Year. Later known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), it existed from 1972-1982 with a mission to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option.”

Forty years later, in 2013, I spearheaded bringing back this “Day” on August 1 of each year. I pulled together childfree authors and bloggers Marcia Drut-Davis, Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger, Amy and Lance Blackstone that year to start it again as an annual recognition of amazing childfree people and their lives, and as a wonderful way to foster the acceptance of the childfree choice in today’s society. It began with each year having the Childfree Woman and Man of the Year nominated like NON did, but in the interest of expanding the variety of nominations, in 2018 the Selection Panel that year decided to change it to the Childfree Person and Group of the Year.

Each year there is a call for nominations, and the Selection Panel picks the winners who are announced on International Childfree Day. I have chaired the Panel since the start, and each year a stellar childfree Panel has the honor of reviewing nominations and selecting winners from around the world!

Do you know a childfree person or group you’d like the world to know about? Nominate them! Deadline for nominations is July 22nd! Details are Here.

Please join this annual celebratory Day on the childfree choice and those who make it!

COVID & Childfree

COVID & Childfree Does Not Mean Stress-Free

Guest Post by Brit McGinnis

“There will be a baby boom after coronavirus, and they will all be first children.”

This quote has been circulating the Internet since mid-March, and unfortunately the source has been lost in the ether. But parents and non-parents alike have echoed this sentiment: quarantine with children in the mix is a friggin’ nightmare.

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Talking the Childfree Choice on World Population Balance’s Podcast

Check out my latest guest appearance on World Population Balance’s excellent podcast Here!

World Population Balance is in the midst of fundraising for a campaign called One Planet One Child, which seeks to educate and promote smaller families as a powerful strategy toward a sustainable population. In this podcast episode, we focus on One Planet, NO Child as an important strategy to this population stabilization goal.

I encourage you to help support this endeavor!

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Looking Back: 2019 Childfree Trending

As this year comes to a close, it’s time to talk 2019 childfree trending!

I’ve researched and tracked the childfree choice and those who make it for 20 years now, and can say that in the past year, online and everywhere the childfree community has continued to grow. This choice continues to be talked about more than ever before. Childfree trends we’ve seen this year include:

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The Childfree, Rage, and the Fight to Keep our Reproductive Rights

Rebecca Traister’s recent piece on The Cut, “Our Fury Over Abortion Was Dismissed for Decades As Hysterical,” hits hard and directly as what we must do to fight for our reproductive rights in this time of aggressive abortion ban attempts, which ultimately seek to overturn Roe v Wade.

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At the Heart of the Childfree Decision

With the rise in articles and posts about being childfree these days, I especially appreciate those that give good summaries of the childfree decision. Take the recent post, “Why Many Millennials Have Decided To Be Childfree (And That’s Okay)” by Liz Greene on peacefuldumpling.com. Continue reading “At the Heart of the Childfree Decision”