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Childfree by Choice

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

Sezin Koehler | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

Childfree By Choice: How Women are Redefining Tomorrow's Family

Faith Popcorn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Faith Popcorn

Millennial-focused media is just beginning to recognize this emerging mindset and celebrities are popularizing and glamorizing this path, too, with powerful women like Chelsea Handler, Zooey Deschanel and Cameron Diaz leading the charge.

Happy International Childfree Day! Announcing 2014 Childfree Woman and Man of the Year

Laura Carroll | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact
Laura Carroll

On August 1, 1973, the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood did a wonderful thing -- it celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Male and Female National Non-Parent of the Year. Last year, 40 years later, this day was resurrected as International Childfree Day.

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.

Get Out of My Uterus, Stranger

Chelsea Bond | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Chelsea Bond

Turning 30 didn't put my biological clock in a race with anyone else's. If I don't bring up my uterus and what I am or I am not doing with it, you shouldn't either.

I Have No Desire To Become A Mother

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Geraldine Estevez

I love children. They can fill a room with happiness, even on the darkest of days. But I've never felt the soul-clenching desire to become a mother.

There's Nothing Wrong With Not Having Kids! (Do You Want Mine?)

Mike Julianelle | Posted 02.07.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Choosing to remain childless doesn't make you a bad person. Judging people for making different choices than you does.

12 Questions Childfree Women Don't Want To Hear

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Women who have decided not to have children tend to receive a lot of frustrating questions about that very personal choice. Though someone's repro...

5 Decisions You Don't Have To Justify To Anyone

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.18.2013 | Women

A lot of the choices women make, ranging from what we do to our bodies to how we conduct our most personal affairs, are subject to commentary from fam...

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...

Child-free: Redefining "Reproductive Success"

Robert Walker | Posted 08.08.2013 | Green
Robert Walker

My wife and I chose to be "child-free" long before the term was invented. We decided that having a child was not for us. It was not a terribly difficult decision. We like children, but we did not like them enough to take on the commitment of raising them.

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...

I Almost Convinced Myself That Motherhood Was For Me -- Almost

Jen Kirkman | Posted 06.17.2013 | Women
Jen Kirkman

If I had a baby, surely my hormones would kick in, I'd become really Zen like the Red Sox and my life would be devoted to our kid. But somewhere deep down, I knew that being a mother wasn't right for me.

What Men Are More Depressed About Than Women

Posted 04.08.2013 | Women

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/06/2013 11:15 AM EDT on LiveScience Even though there's often more social pressure on women to have k...

How Can Couples Be So Sure They'll Never Want Kids?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My issue with young people deciding not have children has far less to do with any societal obligations they may or may not have. It's way more personal: Yes, you may count me among those dumb-clucks who worry that young people just don't know what they're missing and when and if they do realize it, it'll be too late.

I Donated My Eggs For The Money -- And I Don't Regret It

Jasmine Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Jasmine Stein

For women it sometimes feels like once we get to a certain age, we are destined to hand over control of our bodies to another being, along with whatever hopes and dreams we had for ourselves.

If Not Wanting Kids Is 'Entirely Normal,' Why Is It Hard to Totally Accept?

Laura Carroll | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Laura Carroll

More people are recognizing what we've been taught to believe about parenthood is just that -- what we've been taught to believe.

Abby Huntsman

Child-Free By Choice: Is It OK For Women To Not Want Kids? (LIVE DISCUSSION)

HuffingtonPost.com | Abby Huntsman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women

Everyone's talking about this month's cover of the Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All." In the essay, author Anne-Marie Slaughter argues tha...