The Real Deal on DINKs and Money

By now, most people have heard of the term “DINKs,” or “double income no kids.” The term started to be more commonly used about a decade ago. When it comes to the “income” part, couples with no kids don’t have all the expenses that come with raising kids, so they should have more disposable cash, right? Take a closer look…

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Stereotyped and Stigmatized Cousin to the Childfree: Singlism

Bella DePaulo has an interesting new book out titled, Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It.  DePaulo defines “singlism” as “the pervasive discrimination single people face in politics and everyday life” and looks at  “society’s immediate associations-conscious and otherwise-with the word ‘single,’ including the implication… Continue reading “Stereotyped and Stigmatized Cousin to the Childfree: Singlism”

Grilling the Childfree: What if the Tables Were Turned?

As the childfree know, we often get asked some amazing questions or comments from others. It’s been awhile, but I got one the other day–related to the one about “meaning in life.”

She said she didn’t really find what meaning in life meant to her until she had a kid–she then asks me… Continue reading “Grilling the Childfree: What if the Tables Were Turned?”

Crazy Childfree Myths

Bella Online’s Lori Bradley recently wrote about the most annoying questions she gets about being childfree. Two questions have to with how the childfree spend their time and boredom: “What do you do with your time?” and “Don’t you get bored without someone (kids, grand kids, great grand kids) to worry about?” The assumptions behind these questions are a bit maddening.  Here’ s why.  Continue reading “Crazy Childfree Myths”

Motherhood a Prerequisite for Justice-hood? Please!

On President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan–First let me say that if our society truly believed that parenthood was an OPTION in life the ludicrous discussion out there of late would not need to occur… Continue reading “Motherhood a Prerequisite for Justice-hood? Please!”

Women: Damned if we do Damned if we Don’t in the Workplace

Check  out this research. It is not the first I have read about how childfree can be discriminated in the workplace.  Madelyn Cain deals with it in her book the Childless Revolution, and here some more recent research by UK researcher Dr. Caroline Gatrell. She spent six years researching women in the workplace, and explains in the article , “Childless Women vilified by boss’: Why NOT having a family could ruin your career” that “Women who explicitly choose career over kids are often vilified at work and face enormously unjust treatment.” Childfree women have told me that … Continue reading “Women: Damned if we do Damned if we Don’t in the Workplace”