Bringing Up Baby ... Not: More Women Childless by Choice

Carrie Bradshaw was famously childless by choice on "Sex and the City." Credit: Karunpillai, New Line
Hey moms, get this: A growing group of our female peers think having kids wrecks our lives. They don't want them, and they're not having them .....
Oh, baby? Oh, no! More women are choosing not to be moms.

If You Don't Have Kids, Can You Give Parents Advice?

After a long day at Disneyland, Ann's brother and sister-in-law put their 5- and 6-year-olds to bed and let their "very, very cranky 8-year-old hang out and torture us with his crankiness," recalls Ann (not her real name, for reasons that will beco...

Are your childfree friends feeling left behind?

Hugh Grant, in the movie Nine Months, finds out he's going to be a father and, suddenly, he's dragged into the world of being friends with Tom Arnold and Joan Cusack, two inveterate parents. Since having kids, I no longer go out to lunch with co-work...

Helen Mirren: 'Childbirth digusts me'

A good friend of mine says she knew at a young age that she never wanted to be a mother. Of course, everyone told her that her feelings would change as she grew older, but they were wrong. She just celebrated her 50th birthday and has no regrets that...

Moms: Do you have these five friends?

Today I read an article about the five friends every mom needs. It's sort of like the Chicken Soup for the Soul books with respect to friendship. I'd heard of the five friends for every woman and I think every teen but this was new to me. Of cour...

Against babies in bars: the Brooklyn "Stroller Manifesto"

After a full weekend of dealing with the in-laws, last night I told my wife I needed a beer. Not a bottle from the fridge, but a real beer: a pint pulled from a tap. It was 5:00 p.m. and we walked to the Irish bar down the street where we used to go ...


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