In 2010, New York Magazine writer Jennifer Senior’s feature article, “All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting” created quite the buzz. Now hot off the press is her book, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. In her recent interview with NPR’s Terri Gross, she talks about how our society came to idolize its children.
I recently received and want to share this book review for Why Have Kids? by La Vie Childfree follower Gabriela Maya Bernadett. Here it is: Continue reading “We’re More Alike Than We are Different: Book Review on Why Have Kids?”
How women can achieve work-life balance and “have it all” remains a hot topic, and some high powered women have lots to say about it. Take Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Sheryl Sandberg. Named Forbes magazine 5th most powerful woman in the world and Fortune‘s 12th most powerful women in business, she believes a key to having it all “starts with Continue reading “Why How to “Have It All” Advice Comes Up Short”
I had the pleasure to be on Minnesota Public Radio this week, along with Bryan Caplan, the author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids. The title of The Daily Circuit’s program was, “Is It Immoral to Have Children?” Continue reading “MPR’s Poll on the Societal Impact of Children”
Running across a post by Sue Fagalde Lick on a babysitting jello fiasco brought back memories of my own babysitting days. I have some babysitting stories to tell as well… Continue reading “Were the Childfree Bad Babysitters?”
One of my favorite article sleuths sent me this to me – “Come Cry With Me.” There’s been a lot of ink out there about the perils of being on planes with parents, babies and children, bantering between many parents and those want family sections on planes or childfree flights, and even… Continue reading “Children’s Book Author and Mother Jane Tara’s Lessons for Parents and Young Flyers”
We all know the many ways we can get irritated at the movies. People talking, cell phones going off, cell phone lights on-and yes, screaming babies and disruptive kids that just shouldn’t be there. Well, Alamo Drafthouse Theaters have policies that make sure you aren’t pulled out “of the magic of the movies.” The problem: Continue reading “Movie Theaters That Are Smart About the Kid Factor”
Reading Corrine McDermott’s “5 Tips to Avoid Flying With Kids” had me shaking my head.
It got me thinking about tips that focus on the parents—ways they can show consideration and respect for their fellow passengers. First, Ms. McDermott’s 5 tips, and then 5 of mine: Continue reading “Kids on flights: 5 tips to avoid and 5 tips for parents”
As the childfree know, we can often get flack from parents who are convinced we will eventually regret our decision not to have kids. In talking with thousands of childfree in the last 10+ years, I can say that… Continue reading “Getting Real About Regret”
Last month the On-the-Ground question was–How does a “Kids Come First” orientation play out in public-work-other areas of life?
Here’s what you said:
The June question: What childfree person do you admire most and why?