- Taschenbuch: 324 Seiten
- Verlag: Serena Bay Publishing (8. November 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0986001422
- ISBN-13: 978-0986001420
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 1,9 x 22,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 550.269 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Kidfree & Lovin' It! - Whether by Choice, Chance or Circumstance: The complete guide to living as a non-parent (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 8. November 2012
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Kaye Walters has worked in the magazine industry for more than 25 years. She has worked in national advertising for such publications as ISLANDS and Unique Homes magazine. She also has written travel and lifestyle articles. She recently stepped down as publisher of Passport Gateway Magazine of Santa Barbara—a visitor publication she co-launched in 1995—to pursue the Kidfree Project. Walters lives on the beach in California with her soul mate, Brian. Together they like to play beach volleyball, kayak, stand-up paddle board, snorkel, ski, scuba, hike, bike, travel, garden, read and hunt for sea glass on the beach—you got it—kidfree!
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I've read several books on being childfree and this is my favorite so far. I think she really hit on some points that I've not seen in other childfree books, like that some people might get twinges of wanting to have kids or even feel their "biological clock" tick, but that doesn't mean you should/have to become a parent.
It is a quick and easy read and I really like the way she organized the information.
So naturally when Kaye D. Walters offered me a copy of this book I was intrigued and wanted to know why other couples have chosen to be childless by choice. This book is very revealing. "Kidfree and Lovin' It" is filled with quotes from non-parents. However there is also a chapter on why people do have kids.
Non-parents will enjoy the chapter on 101 Reasons not to parent. To me a lot of it makes sense since I think the world is overpopulated. The realities of childcare also seem more apparent to those who don't want to raise kids. It seems to me that non-parents think very deeply about their choice and have come to some very good conclusions.
Kaye D. Walters addresses many issues in this book including the thought that childfree couples are selfish. In fact they may be more concerned about the environment than most. There is also a chapter on how childfree couples are discriminated against.
Everyone makes lifestyle choices and not having kids is just one of those choices. As this book explains, people who don't have kids still enjoy spending limited amounts of time with kids they just don't want the responsibility of caring for their own.
This book completely explains the reasons for the choice not to procreate. Anyone on the fence or even considering having children would benefit from reading this book. At the very least it would explain to anyone the responsibilities of being a parent.
The truth is that a decision not to have kids is going to disappoint someone. But at least after reading this book you will know that other people feel the same way you do. I especially liked the list of famous people who decided not to have kids.
~The Rebecca Review
There was a section on fears. It has forced me to address the elephant in the room where loneliness was concerned. It is a true and valid fear but this book has forced me to face it straight on instead of pretending it wasn't a fear of my own.
This has been an eye-opening book for me and I love how she included direct quotes from her survey. Seeing what everyone else had to say on the subject validated what I have always felt. Thank you for writing a great book!
When I started reading it I wasn't 100% (maybe about 85%) convinced that I would like being Childfree but I will say that this book has helped IMMENSELY. I also don't feel like it's out to convince either, which is nice. The book just really points out a lot about having children that people do not openly discuss (and they should). As well, it points out the really nice things about living childfree and demonstrates that people can and DO have VERY fulfilling lives without children.
Thanks Kaye.....I think you did a great job with this for me and for society. I really hope more people read it.