My primary interest is in people who are single. Marital status (or coupled status) is a separate issue from parental status. You can be single with kids or married with no kids. I know that’s obvious but the two are conflated all the time. In this post, I want to focus on the “no kids” part.

I have written so much on so many topics in my other blogs – mostly “Living Single” at Psychology Today, where I’ve been blogging since 2008, and “Single at Heart” at Psych Central – that I’ve decided to use this personal blog here on my website as a place where I gather my various writings on particular themes. (Occasionally, I blog here on other topics, too, but I see the collections as the centerpieces of this blog.)

Here’s what I (and one or two guest bloggers) have written about adults with no children:

Childless, Childfree, Something Else? How to Refer to Adults with No Kids

Who are the adults without children and what’s the right word for them?

Aiming for single with no kids?

Answering the Question: Why Don’t You Have Kids?

Choosing not to have kids: 16 writers bare their souls

Why don’t you have kids?

The psychology of feeling badly about not having kids

Saying no: The most affirming and authentic thing you can do

Adults with No Kids: Stereotyping and Stigmatizing

The cost of choosing not to have kids: Moral outrage

Prejudices against adults with no children: Latest research

When your personal, private choices enrage others

Singlism’s cousin: Stereotyping, stigmatizing and ignoring adults with no children

Section on Singlism’s Cousin in Singlism book

The lazy view of singles and people with no kids

Patricia Arquette, Jon Stewart, and the No Good, Very Bad Week for Women Who Are Single or Have No Kids

Best story I’ve ever read about singlism in the workplace

Family in the Lives of Adults with No Kids

Family in the lives of adults without children: 3 creative ways of thinking

Who guides the next generation? It’s not (just) who you think

Caring about children and their future – is it a parent thing?

Are aunts and uncles the forgotten kin?

Part 1: Does it matter if you are single with no kids?

Single, no kids, Part 2: Family-relevant strengths

Family talk and the dissing of friends and community: Part 3 of single with no kids

Vulnerabilities of singles with no children: Part 4

Will You Become an Elder Orphan?

Are you going to be an elder orphan? Part 1: The odds

Elder orphans, Part 2: What people are already doing to live well in later life

Missing from Our Conversations and Our Activism: Adults with No Kids

Did second-wave feminism neglect the single woman?

Shriver’s ‘Woman’s Nation’ is actually a wife and mother’s nation: The evidence

More Kids, Please! Attempts to Get There by Shaming and Stigmatizing

How two white men are coaxing American women to have kids

Do it my way: Women telling women how to live

Talking Back to Those Who Try to Shame and Stigmatize Adults with No Kids

Defensive about not having children? Philosopher says we have it all wrong

Not wanting kids should be no big deal

Do fewer babies create happier humans and better societies?

Compelling life stories don’t need conventional events

Are mothers better than everyone else?

Why are so many smart women so clueless about single life?

‘Having it all’? 4 reasons why I’m having none of it

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