The Parenthood Decision: Two Books Standing the Test of Time

Parenthood DecisionThe LiveTrue book collection comprises some of the best nonfiction books that relate to living a life that’s true to oneself, others and our world.  One big area of living true involves the biggest decision we will make – whether to become parents. There are a good  number of books out there that help people make the best decision for themselves in this regard, but there are two that continue to stand the test of time. Continue reading “The Parenthood Decision: Two Books Standing the Test of Time”

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Musings on the Play, The Interview

Families of Two & Beyond Facebook page follower Sharon Goldman turned me on to a new play running this month in LA called The Interview. Coincidentally, I was going to be in LA mid-October, and when I read this about the play, I sought out playwright Susan Josephs for a Q&A, and decided to go: Continue reading “Musings on the Play, The Interview”

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Playwright Susan Josephs Talks About Her New Play, The Interview

When you learn the story line of The Interview, a new play running in LA this month, you will know why it immediately interested me! It deals with what I call the pronatalist Right to Reproduce Assumption in my book, The Baby Matrix. Check out my interview with the playwright, Susan Josephs: Continue reading “Playwright Susan Josephs Talks About Her New Play, The Interview”

A Journalist’s 5 Month Debate on the Parenthood Decision

Sharon Pian Chan of seattletimes.com recently wrote a piece on how she and her husband arrived at their decision not to have children.  Like so many childfree couples, they took the parenthood decision seriously. In her piece, she asks a number of questions that deserve elaboration… Continue reading “A Journalist’s 5 Month Debate on the Parenthood Decision”

What Is One Single Decision to Reaching Long-term Financial Goals? The Childfree Life

Nadia Taha wrote an excellent essay recently in the “Your Money” section of the The New York Times.  She is in her late 20s, and she and her husband are like many couples – they want to buy a house, have savings, and comfortable retirement years. They’ve decided they don’t want children. Why? They see it as the “single decision” that can best help them… Continue reading “What Is One Single Decision to Reaching Long-term Financial Goals? The Childfree Life”

The Baby Matrix: “Relevant to not Just the Childfree but to Parents as Well”

I want to share this review of The Baby Matrix by Katherine, at The Childfree Life, “a gathering place for people who share the common bond of choosing to be non-parents, and for those in the process of making that decision.”

“Laura Carroll in her book The Baby Matrix addresses the impact that pronatalism has had and continues to have in our lives.  This topic is complex and Ms. Carroll has done a superb job in her research of this subject… Continue reading “The Baby Matrix: “Relevant to not Just the Childfree but to Parents as Well””

Talking The Baby Matrix and More in Connecticut’s Journal Inquirer

Check out Kristen Tsetsi’s article “Take Parenting Seriously” that appeared in Connecticut’s Journal Inquirer.

She talks about The Baby Matrix, how having children is “no longer a given,” and why “modern would-be parents should weigh all the pros and cons before starting a family.”

Please share! ~L