Rise in Childfree Gen Xers: Challenging a Rationale

Check out some new data on the childfree: a study conducted by the Center for Work-Life Policy of 3000 Gen X men and women indicates that 43% of college educated Gen X women (ages 33-46) are child-free, “despite about three-quarters of them being in “long-term relationships and living with their partners.”

How do the researchers explain it? Get a load of this: Continue reading “Rise in Childfree Gen Xers: Challenging a Rationale”

PGD: Next Step Toward Designer Babies?

In addition to what I talked about in the last post, 3-parent IVF, there is another controversial procedure that enables would-be parents to select the sex of a child with almost 100 percent certainty through a technique called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).  Also known as “Family Balancing,”  it can be part of the IVF process. How does it work? Continue reading “PGD: Next Step Toward Designer Babies?”

Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

Parenthood versus Childfree Part III

Now for the third area from Alison Cameron’s article, “Do children really make us happy? Alison Cameron compares parenthood with a childfree life” from The Sun Herald.  Like the two posts before this one, first you’ll see the quoted content from Cameron’s article.  Check out the third area: Health.  Continue reading “Parenthood versus Childfree Part III”

Meeting Like – Minded Friends

In talking to people without children by choice for all over, many of them lament how hard it is to find other like minded people to socialize with.  When researching Families of Two, I learned of a great social club called No Kidding!  Continue reading “Meeting Like – Minded Friends”

Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

Childfree Couples or Parent Couples: Whose Happier?

I saw a great show on public television called “This Emotional Life.”  It is part of a three part series.  Last night’s part was called “Family, Friends and Lovers” and looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to emotional well-being. Continue reading “Childfree Couples or Parent Couples: Whose Happier?”