Not everyone wants to be a parent, and there are many benefits to making that decision.
I want people to recognize this is my life, my family, and my body — without questioning me or judging me or trying to persuade me otherwise.
"It was a powerful relief to say it out loud and to hear someone else recognize it.”
After one of them almost died from a fertility-related procedure, this couple decided that enough was enough.
Therapists and child-free women offer their very best advice.
At the beginning of 2016, I took stock of 40+ years of talking about the childfree choice. As we near the end of this year, I'd like to do the same just for this past year, and this time widen the discussion a bit. What positive trends have we seen this past year? Here are six.
Parenting blogger Constance Hall shared a powerful letter.
As age-related health issues make it tougher to get around and stay independent, most seniors at some point will rely on a family member for help. Usually, one or more adult children will step in to provide or arrange for care when that day comes.
"I’m the round peg, and marriage is the square hole."
In my interviews with over 100 happily married childfree couples (and in-depth interviews with 40 of them), I found many interesting parallels.
"A childfree life is not a carefree life."
I am single, I have no children, and six weeks ago, at the age of 29, I underwent a tubal ligation. It was, undoubtedly, the best decision I have ever made. The process of the tubal was less about physical preparing myself for the procedure than it was about mentally and emotionally preparing everyone else in my life