Child-Free Author Laura Carroll Issues a Challenging Challenge

Laura Carroll, author of Families of Two, very recently reviewed No Children, No Guilt (its first review! Thanks, Laura!) and said very nice things, my favorite of which is this:

Like any fun ride, it ended too soon.

Better than that, however, is the challenge she issued at the end. Challenge accepted!

You’ll have to visit her blog to find out what it is. (I highly recommend you bookmark her website if you’re interested in civilized child-free discussion, links to recent child-free-related articles and blog entries, and her own take on the articles she links to.)

Dear Sylvia: CONFESSION: “If I could go back, I might not have had kids”


Dear Sylvia,

I have three children. I had them because my mom had kids, her mom had kids, her mom’s mom had kids… and basically, I never really gave it much thought. You got married, you had kids – end of story, right?

That’s how it’s supposed to be.

Uh, says who? Continue reading “Dear Sylvia: CONFESSION: “If I could go back, I might not have had kids””

When It Comes to Judgment, the Child-Free Just Might Have It Easy

Over the years, I’ve read many blogs and articles written by child-free women, and what never fails is that at some point, a child-free woman will express her anger or irritation at having been judged by someone who has had (or wants) children.

There have been articles (written by women) that say child-free women make poor employees, and women without children have been called selfish, freaks, sex-haters, cold, and any number of other flattering terms people use to describe the kind of woman who doesn’t want to procreate Continue reading “When It Comes to Judgment, the Child-Free Just Might Have It Easy”