Posts tagged "childless by choice"

I Got My Tubes Tied At 28 Because I Don’t Want Kids — Ever

What I want is to be happy. I’m often told that I’d make a good mother. Depending on my relationship with the person making this wildly incorrect statement, I have… | March 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Life After Dating: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes … None Of Your Business

Being the youngest in a large family has its advantages: My siblings provided plenty of grandchildren already, so there’s no pressure on me to make more. (Christmas presents are expensive,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Oprah Discusses Being Childless By Choice

“Gayle [King] was the kind of kid who, in seventh grade Home Ec class, was writing down her name and the names of her children. While she was having those…

Jessica Wakeman | December 11, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Do You Know, Really Know, You Want To Have Children?

I have a couple of girl friends whom I really envy. They know exactly what they want — or rather, what they don’t want.  They don’t want to have children.

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

5 Ways Not Having Kids In Your 30s Is Different From Not Having Kids In Your 20s

I’ve known for most of my life that I didn’t want to have kids, although I didn’t know or use the word “childfree” until I was in my 20s. For…

Lilit Marcus | August 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: It’s Not Just That I Don’t Want Kids, It’s Also That I Don’t Like Them

Last week, I was in a conversation on Facebook in which I admitted to not liking kids. (My comment: “Real talk: I don’t actually like babies, actually, or children.”) I…

Chanel Dubofsky | May 16, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Hitched: What Not To Say To People Who Don’t Want Kids

Now that I’m an old-ass boring married lady, spending all my time vacuuming in heels, watching my stories and making martinis at 5 p.m. in anticipation of the imminent arrival…

Andrea Grimes | May 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Why My Husband Is Getting A Vasectomy

I’ve been walking around with a sketch of a uterus and cervix in my reporter’s notebook for several weeks now, courtesy of my gynecologist. She drew it while explaining to…

Andrea Grimes | September 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Chelsea Handler & Gloria Steinem Do Not Want Kids, So Lay Off, OK?

Chelsea Handler and Gloria Steinem have been hanging out and I’m never invited. It’s cool. I’m not, like, devastated or anything. But I’m just saying, if Arianna Huffington walked up…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2011 - 3:40 pm