Founders Who Did Not Have Children

J.O. Raber’s book, Famous – But No Children, has great lists of people from history who did not have children. We have featured some of his lists here; to add to them, here is a list of “Founders” who did not have children: Continue reading

Men Without Children in History: Part 2

poeby Laura LaVoie, 2015 Childfree Woman of the Year

Following from my Part 1 of Men Without Children in History, here are a few more amazing men in history who didn’t have children. Like the others I have written about, while it is nearly impossible to tell if these men were NotDads by choice, it is an interesting look into the minds that developed our modern world. Continue reading

Inspired Childfree Living: The Importance of Having a Childfree Role Model

that girlby Laura S. Scott

When I was writing my book, Two Is Enough: A Couples Guide to Living Childless by Choice, I reflected on my early role models for childfree living. I was what I call an early articulator. I knew in my early teens that I didn’t want children but I didn’t have a lot of role models for that life decision-making in my neighborhood, or in my family. However, I did have a TV and there I could find a number of really inspiring role models who appeared to be without children and were apparently quite happy to remain so. Continue reading

Men Without Children in History: Part 1

Laura LaVoieby Laura LaVoie, 2015 Childfree Woman of the Year

In my work for The NotMom, I get to research and write about NotMoms from history. I was able to dive deeply in to the esoteric life of Pamela Coleman Smith. Then I took the WayBack machine to explore the life of Hypatia of Alexandria. And I have a pretty neat article coming soon on a historical NotMom in a slightly more contemporary setting. Continue reading