About This Site

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In this third millennium, the number of women without children is on the rise around the world. A frequently cited reason is increased access to higher education. Add the Internet, and this previously overlooked sector of womanhood is finding its voice. Whining is not welcome here. Standing up to speak one’s truth is.

The NotMom.com aims to be a preferred online resource of commentary, conversation, information, and advice for any woman who is childless, regardless of cause. As we say, “by choice or by chance.”

While the term “NotMom” certainly describes women who have never delivered a baby, we acknowledge that the term may resonate with women caring for stepchildren, relatives, adopted or foster children, etc. Similarly, the website embraces women with diverse opinions on reproductive rights and other political and social issues of the day.

Most posts will have an obvious connection to women without children as a group (by choice or by chance), but sometimes, we’ll write about topics that appeal to all women, perhaps from pop culture or fashion.

Comments are welcomed, but messages featuring defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane or offensive language, including negative terms such as “Breeder” or “Prego”, will not be tolerated.  After all, some of our best friends are Moms.

American by nature and global in scope, The NotMom.com celebrates the unique perspectives and legacies of women without children.  We hope to foster connections among these women, online and off.

In service to childless women did not not choose a life without children, as well as those who did, on this site the term child-free may describe any woman without children; childfree is reserved for by-choice NotMoms. Childless will be used in references to NotMoms by-chance. This vocabulary reflects readers’ preferences as we know them, so please, share yours, too!

Karen Malone Wright – Executive Editor & Founding Voice