Northwest Author explores life without children

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Author Kate Kaufmann

When you don’t have kids, life unfolds quite differently than it does for parents — from careers, friendship, and family to what we leave behind when we die.

Looking to open doors to increased understanding of the childless and childfree, Portland author Kate Kaufmann broaches what can be a sensitive, sometimes charged topic in a respectful, frank, and revealing conversation on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00pm, at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

Open to childless and childfree women and men, parents, grandparents, and anyone interested in this little-explored demographic.

Kate’s new book, Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No, is a savvy and validating guide to what might be in store for growing numbers of childfree and childless adults worldwide.

Weaving together stories from women aged 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.

She’s talked intimately about the impacts of not having children with hundreds of women and men of all ages and advocates widely for better understanding of the childless and childfree.

Kate received her MFA in creative writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island and has a professional background in corporate staffing, training, and consulting.

Her writing has appeared most recently in Women Writers, Women’s Books, Conscious Connection, and the Washington Post. She's featured on NBC News Know Your Value and numerous guest podcasts.

"Supported by extensive factual material and fascinating personal anecdotes, this engaging work provides thorough insight into the varied and fruitful lives of non-moms." - Library Journal
“A wide-ranging look at life for women who never have children… perceptive and informative … Ultimately, this supportive volume serves as a plea to respect the diversity of human experience.” – Kirkus Reviews



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