Do You Have Kids?: Life When The Answer Is No

April 2, 2019|
Do You Have Kids?: Life When The Answer Is No by Kate Kaufmann
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A savvy and validating guide to what might be in store for growing numbers of childfree and childless adults worldwide,Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is Notakes on topics from the shifting meaning of 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, Kate brings to light alternate routes to lives of meaning, connection, and joy.

Today about one in five American women will never have children, whether by choice or by destiny. Yet few women talk much about what not having kids means to their lives and identities. Not that they don''t want to; there just aren''t obvious catalysts for such open conversations. In fact, social taboos preclude exploration of the topic-and since our family-centric culture doesn''t know quite what to do with non-parents, there''s potential for childless and childfree women to be sidelined, ignored, or drowned out. Yet there''s widespread, pent-up demand for understanding and validating 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.
As the internationally award-winning author ofDo 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 ...
Title:Do You Have Kids?: Life When The Answer Is No
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:April 2, 2019
Publisher:She Writes Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781631525810

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