Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer is No

Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer is No

by Kate Kaufmann
Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer is No

Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer is No

by Kate Kaufmann

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With more and more people not having kids, how will our lives unfold? Whether by choice or by circumstance, childfree and childless life is very different from parenthood. Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No takes on topics from the shifting meaning of friendship and family to what we leave behind when we die. Weaving together wisdom from women ages twenty-four to ninety-one with both her own story and a growing body of research, Kaufmann brings to light alternate routes to meaning, connection, and joy.

Today about one in five adults over age 40 will never have children. Non-parents don't talk much about what not having kids means to our lives and identities. Not that we don't want to; there just aren't obvious catalysts for such open conversations. In fact, social taboos discourage exploration of the topic.

Our family-centric culture doesn't know quite what to do with non-parents, so there's potential for the childless and childfree to be sidelined, ignored, or drowned out. Even so, there's widespread, pent-up demand for understanding this perfectly normal way of being. In this straight-shooting, exhaustively researched book, women without kids talk candidly about the ways in which their lives differ from societal norms and expectations? The good, the bad, and the unexpected.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798218211820
Publisher: Never Expecting
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 626,113
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

International, award-winning author of Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No, Kate Kaufmann advocates for better understanding of the childless/childfree demographic in person, on air, and in print. A popular speaker, media guest, and conversation-starter, she has an MFA in creative writing and professional background in human resources and consulting. Outlets where her work has been featured include NBC, CBC Radio, Psychology Today, and the Washington Post. Full listing available on her website

Kaufmann's mission is to open doors to frank, respectful conversations between the childless and childfree, as well as among parents, non-parents, and those whose futures are as yet unclear.

Kaufmann's book has been published in North America, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Brazil, and Korea, with a Chinese edition forthcoming.
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