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planned unparenthood.

In childfree on September 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

i connected with william (dann) alexander (@writerdann) on twitter quite some time ago. i’ve followed his journey through the writing of his new book, planned unparenthood: creating a life without procreating.

i haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet and start reading, but it looks like it’s going to be a winner. i urge you to take a peek.

planned unparenthood - creating a life without procreating

Planned UnParenthood is a refreshing look at life without having children. It gives a voice to those without children who may be afraid to say what they really want to say.

It gives validity and understanding to those who are always explaining why they have made this lifestyle choice. It also gives parents some insight and thought into the attitudes they may have towards their friends and family who live life as non-parents.

It takes a hard look at the reality of a society that rewards parents automatically, while sometimes by default punishing those without children.

This book will explain why creating life does not necessarily have to be the main purpose of living.

It affirms that not having children is in fact an option, and is a choice worthy of respect.

baby gots to pay, too.

In awkward, babies in adult places, childfree, new moms on September 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

i found this story a couple of months ago about newborns being made to pay for a ticket into the olympics.

KitAndKat writes: “That’s ridiculous to charge 95 quid ($140) for an infant in a sling that isn’t even going to occupy a seat. If they charged you a nominal amount to take the baby that might be fair enough.

and while the olympics are well and done and the paralympics are just getting started, this article, and these irate mothers, raise some interesting points.

i’ve rarely seen a new mother with baby who doesn’t take up 3x the space of an average, non-baby-carrying person. this kitandkat is trying to let on that she’ll waltz into the venue, footloose and fancy-free with only a sweater and her baby slung around her torso.

ha.

new mothers always have to bring everything they might possibly need in the span of a day – 5 changes of clothing, 10 extra diapers, baby wipes, powder and lotion, medication, sunscreen, hats, blankets, clean blankets in case the other blankets get dirty, soothers, toys, books, a cell phone for emergency calls to the paediatrician… i could go on but quite frankly, i have no idea what they stuff those enormous, tacky baby bags full of. and then there’s the baby carrier: it’s so convenient – it just pops in and out of the car! car seat… baby holder… and don’t forget about the luxury strollers. what happened to having an economical umbrella stroller for crowded places? i’m feeling dangerously near to getting into a stroller rant, so i’ll have to save that for another post.

the point is this: parents should have to budget in an extra seat – if not for the baby itself, or for all of the many accessories that go with it, then for the poor people who are stuck sitting next to this rigmarole even though they paid just as much as the people 5 rows removed from the baby.

on the airplane. at a ball game. in the movies. and yes, even at the olympics.

things i love about my childfree life. 3.

In about me, childfree on January 12, 2011 at 5:08 am

things i love about my childfree life - reading

reading. whatever i want. whenever i want. and reading good books – not books about kids, or discipline, or what to expect – but reading simply for the rich pleasure of it.

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