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I Love Kids, I Just Don’t Need to Own One

  “I love children. I just don’t need to own one”.  This is one of my favorite quotes from this week’s Time Magazine’s (August 12 issue)  excellent article by Lauren Sandler on the rise in women choosing not to have children.  The article cites a 2010 Pew Research report that showed that childlessness has risen across … Continue reading

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Have a Baby! Win Money and Prizes! (Whaaaat?)

In my book —The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree— I tell a story about the time when my (by then, married) ex tried to talk me into having a baby with him by offering me lots of money, a live-in nanny, and a new apartment.  (Spoiler alert:  I didn’t do … Continue reading

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Marriage. Kids. They’re Not For Everybody. Really.

Below is the reprint of an article I wrote for HuffingtonPost this week. At a dinner party with some “friends” a few years ago, there was a longer than necessary conversation about “what’s wrong with Eleanore” (me) because I’m not married and I have no kids. I’m a spinster. A pretty amazing one, but a spinster, … 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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