Monday, July 16, 2012

Review: No Way Baby!

No Way Baby! is an informative read for individuals who wish to remain childfree. Basically, anyone who has made the conscious decision not to have a child. Foster makes it a point to distinguish this group from the childless

There is a growing number of people who are choosing not to have a family in the traditional sense - individuals who do not feel the need to have their own kids. They may love their nieces and nephews or their friends' children, but that need to have their own does not exist. Some of them decide this as soon as they are teenagers. 
Since society is always progressing in one way or another, it is important to understand the options available to us. This book is very useful in that it provides information for those of us who don't necessarily feel the calling to become a mother or a father. It provides information on the opposition and encouragement in making your own decision, not one that society has placed on you.Apart from being informative in the decision-making process, it also provides information on those lingering questions one has, such as, without kids, what happens to us when we grow old? Etc. 

This book brought up many worries I didn't even know I had. However, as someone who is not sure about having children, it is a necessary reality to think about how life will be without children. In a world full of uncertainties, this book provides you an in-depth, informative look into one of the options that we grow up not hearing about. 

With that said, I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with the decision of not having children (either deciding or dealing with the aftermath of making the decision), as well as those who are not able to have children. Although Foster directs this books to the childfree, the later chapters help with providing information for others. I also suggest this book for anyone who has a childfree in their family or as a friend - it will help them to better understand the other side of the fence, so to speak.

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