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Women Without Children

4 Shades of Childless Women, Part II

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

Choose to be mindful, conscious and attentive about one of your life's most important decisions. Tune in to both sides of your inner dialogue. Bust through the beliefs based on distortion, fear and limitation. Clarity will emerge... just stick with it.

To The Women Who Dread Mother's Day

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Seth Adam Smith

I have a friend who lovingly placed her child for adoption because she was too young to be a mother herself. While she's comforted by the feeling that she made the right choice, there remains in her a sense of longing -- the innate desire to be a mother. Mother's Day reminds her of those things.

Four Shades of Childless Women: Part I

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

The evolution of women's rights has propelled tens of millions of bright and talented women into the workforce over the past several decades -- a very good thing. But there have also been unintended consequences, among them a dramatic surge in the number of women who do not have children, whether by choice or happenstance.

Mother's Day for Childless Women

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

I have had moments in my own life when Mother's Day was not a fun day for me. It was painful actually. But I have evolved into choosing to view, receive and experience it in the ways I share here.

Why (Most) Successful Women Are Childless

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Girls are taught that motherhood is a desired natural state; a state which is a normal progression in our lives as females. Even today, the emphasis is on motherhood first, career second, and that is wrong. Motherhood doesn't define womanhood.

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...

Childfree Women: Tell Us What You Love Most About Not Having Kids

Emma Gray | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

I personally would like to have children at some point down the line (at least I'm pretty sure) but right now I'm content to live a life that just wouldn't be able to exist if I was financially and emotionally responsible for another human being.

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.

Why Women Feel Compelled To Explain When They Don't Have Kids

Jezebel | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women

Cameron Diaz, one of the many castmembers in What To Expect When You're Expecting, is 39 years old, unmarried, and childless. No kids. She didn't know...

A Woman Without Children 'Has Nothing'?

Nicole Ciomek | Posted 06.22.2012 | Women
Nicole Ciomek

My life is FULL of amazing stuff. It sometimes overwhelms me. Yet there is still this attitude in our culture that if you are not a mother, you have nothing.

'Childless'... Deficit or Description?

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

At this time, I do not have a child, therefore I AM childless. That may change someday, but for now, there is greater peace in accepting it as it is.

Single Parent? No, Your Kids Are Not Doomed!

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Bella DePaulo

Most headlines from the recent Pew and Time survey were some variation on "4 in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete." The full report was titled "The...

If This Were Your Life, Would You Consider It "Relatively Narrow"?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

You may want to skim this list before reading the Washington Post's summary of its story: "Kagan has many achievements, but her world has been relatively narrow."