Category Archives: childfree

Single? Adventure is Yours!

One of the first chapters of my book, The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree is about my belief in the importance for spinsters and single women everywhere to maintain a sense of adventure.  We are unencumbered and free from many of the responsibilities that wives and mothers have, and we … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Kids. There. I Said It.

Last week I received an interesting email from a reader about some of the dynamics behind being childfree. She has observed that women who have chosen to be childfree often feel the need to profess how much they love and enjoy kids, but that they just don’t want any. Her question was: “Where are all the … Continue reading

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Yes! A Spinsterlicious, Luscious Life: Radio Interview

Last week I had a fun radio interview with Yolanda Shoshana on her Luscious Life radio show about making the most of your single life…if you’re single just for the time being or forever. Either way, it oughta be a good one!   Please listen in and check back here to leave a comment. You know … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day on Steroids: A Contrarian View

  Over the past couple of years it’s been clear to me that holidays have become of monumental importance in the American culture. Christmas—December 25—is an entire season. When I was a kid, talk of Christmas began a week or two before the big day.  Not anymore.  A few years ago, stores began to trot out … Continue reading

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“Professional Aunts”?? Another Club I Can’t Belong To.

A married friend of mine sent me this article about a new marketing demographic called PANKs – Professional Aunts, No Kids.  PANKs are single women without kids who spend lots of time with and money on (more importantly) other people’s kids.  They shower love, attention, and gifts on the kids of their family and friends…and then … Continue reading

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Child-free…or Just Free? (An Oldie-But-Goodie)

I am a “woman of a certain age”.  (Love that expression; it says everything…and not much at all).  Never married, no kids.  Spinsterlicious.  And I’ve got a pretty fantastic life.  I’m pretty good at dating and I have a nice career running my own consumer research and strategy company that has brought me a vacation home, … Continue reading

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Child-free… or Just Free? | Women’s Voices For Change

Child-free… or Just Free? | Women’s Voices For Change Above, an article I posted on another site: Women’s Voices for Change

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Uh-Oh. I Might Be a Hypocrite

About a month ago, a woman I used to work with wanted to introduce me to her friend, a “nice guy who’s really fun”, according to her.  He did sound good.  Apparently handsome, educated in “good schools” (for whatever that’s worth), gainfully employed, great sense of humor, nice to his mother.  Sounded like a real gem.  … Continue reading

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Because You Can’t Have a Kid-Walker

Reason #67 why being Spinsterlicious is so cool.   It was a hot Saturday after a very long week.  I was at home, sprawled on the couch, New York Times on my lap, tv remote control in my hand, and Danny-the-world’s-cutest-dog by my side.  My plan was to stay like that for most of the day.  It … Continue reading

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Spinsterlicious? Yep

 The Spinsterlicious Life; my musings about the realities and joys of being single, child-free, and not mad about it.   Here’s how this whole thing  got started.  I ran into a woman I knew from years ago at a party and before I could answer “How are you doing”, she asked me “Are you married, yet”?   I’m … Continue reading

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