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Happy International Childfree Day! Announcing 2015 Childfree Woman and Man of the Year

Laura Carroll | Posted 08.01.2015 | Impact
Laura Carroll

Laura lives with her husband and cat in a 120 square foot home in North Carolina. These are commonly called Tiny Homes, and it's more of a movement or a philosophy than a house size. It's about living lighter on the planet, living more simply so you can focus on what matters, and creating more personal freedom to be authentically you.

I Was A Proud Non-Breeder. Then I Changed My Mind.

The Cut | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
The Cut

It occurred to me, as it probably should have occurred to me earlier, that being scared of loss is not a good reason to have a baby.

10 Things Childfree Women Want Their Friends To Know

Bethany Ramos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Bethany Ramos

I'll admit it. Now that I have kids and am knee-deep in parenting, I forget that not everybody cares about my kids as much as I do. Not everybody wants kids, and that is a perfectly valid decision. For those of us who have forgotten how the other side lives, childfree Redditors have some important insight to share.

A Record Percentage Of Women Don't Have Kids. Here's Why That Makes Sense.

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women

Women without children are not anomalies, the latest census data shows. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, in 2014,...

From A Childfree Woman To All The Parents Out There

Sabrina Hoffmann | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Sabrina Hoffmann

Only you know what it really means to be parents. But perhaps this will show you that while people like me might be childless, we are not heartless.

Mulling the Motherhood Mandate

Robert Walker | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Robert Walker

Given the enormous personal stakes in childbearing, it is surprising that more women have not written a book about the pros and cons that go into making childbearing decisions.

8 Reasons I'm Not Having Kids (Not That It's Any Of Your Business)

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.15.2014 | Women
Sezin Koehler

I do not assume that my personal life choices are so fundamental that other people are less human or will live less fulfilled lives because they don't make the same ones.

I Love Kids, But I Don't Want To Be A Mom

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I absolutely adore children. Or rather, I adore them as long as I can escape from them at the end of the day. And I think that is perfectly OK.

On Not Being a Parent

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Julie R. Enszer

As the United States moves into the frenzied celebrations of female parenthood, I want to register an alternate voice and declare my autonomy from children. I am not a parent, and I am happy to not be a parent.

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Childfree Woman

Posted 09.10.2013 | Women

Whether or not a woman wants to have children is a very personal decision. Unfortunately, it's also one of those things that everyone seems to feel em...

The Kidfree Are All Right -- Yes, Someone Needed To Say It

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women

At first glance, Time's new cover story, "The Childfree Life," looks a lot like another example of what Salon's Anna North recently referred to as "wo...

11 Famous Women Who Are Happy Without Kids

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

These famous women are childfree and doing just fine, thank you very much. 1. Khloe Kardashian The youngest Kardashian sister, married to bask...

Why Childfree Couples Have It All

Laura Carroll | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Laura Carroll

Many couples do find meaning in their lives by marrying and having children. But others are realizing what's been true all along -- that parenthood is but one path to fulfillment in life.

Childfree: Daily Mail Blames Career Women For 'Enforced' Male Childlessness

Emma Gray | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

The idea that men might feel less empowered than women to discuss their desire to be parents deserves our attention. However, the Daily Mail piece frames the issue in a completely unproductive way -- blaming "career women" for "denying" their partners children.

In Defense Of The Choice To Remain Child-Free

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stefanie Iris Weiss

People react to the idea of women not having children with total incredulity, shock, and worst of all, pity. They assume it's a case of infertility in disguise, a lack of a relationship, or that women without kids "hate children."