Child Free: The Choice to Not Have Children

Dec 6, 2018


University of Maine professor of sociology Amy Blackstone and her husband Lance blog about the child-free choice. What are the reasons a couple may choose not to have children, and how does society respond to their choice?


Amy Blackstone, sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of the forthcoming book “Childfree by Choice” and the blog "we’re {not} having a baby."

Lance Blackstone, Amy’s husband, IT consultant

Jamie Page Deaton, by phone, U.S. News automotive editor and regular Maine Calling guest, has grappled with the issues around choosing to be child free

Glynnis MacNicol, by phone, author of “No One Tells You This,” writes about living life on her own terms and the child-free choice