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When Is Too Soon to Tell the Person You’re Dating That You Don’t Want Kids?

The reality is that not everyone wants children. Read...
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Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Friends With Kids To Back Off?

My friends with kids seem to think I'm fair game for blow-by-blow plays about the tiniest details of their day for hours at a time.

Wanting a child and wanting to experience childbirth are two very different things.

What If A Child Is Right For Me, But Childbirth Isn’t?

Wanting a child and wanting to experience childbirth are two very different things.

Being a mother is complicated.

If You Say You’ve Never Regretted Having Kids, You’re Lying

No regrets about having kids? Maybe it’s time we all came clean.

I want us all to carefully consider the terms in which we describe our choices to others in order to pare them from implicit value judgments on other women’s choices.

Stop Judging Women On Their Choice To Have (Or Not Have) Kids

I’m not here to scream from the other side of my parenting choice. What I want is for women’s choices regarding fertility to be supported, full stop.

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Becoming Bride: Don't Bring Your Crying Kids To My Wedding

The quickest way to reveal yourself as a douchenozzle — not to mention unoriginal — is to remind someone who’s about to get married that most marriages end in divorce. The second-quickest way to offend is tell us what our wedding has to be like or whom we need to invite.

We’re still the same people we always were. Image: Thinkstock.

6 Things All Parents Want Their Childfree Friends To Understand

Yes, a lot of parents are assholes. But you know what? A lot of people are assholes; some of them happen to have kids, some don’t. I can’t speak for all parents, and I wouldn’t want to try. But speaking as one particular person with kids, here’s what I wish my childfree friends would understand…

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I'm In My 20s And I Know I Don't Want Kids

I'm 23 years old, I don’t want children, and every elder who discovers this feels compelled to tell me how wrong I am about my own feelings.