Struggling with the Decision to Have Children, or Not? Advice from Those Who’ve Been There!

Are you, (or is your adult child), among the growing number of women (and men) today struggling with the decision of whether or not to have children? The childfree conversation has taken on a life of it’s own on 2nd Act, with young women seeking input and advice from those of us who’ve been there! […]

Single Mother by Choice: A Candid Look Back on the Convoluted Choices to have a Baby Alone after 40!

Has your longing to have a baby after 40 driven you to contemplate single motherhood by choice? Today’s behind-the-scenes conversation with writer and radio host Treva Brandon Scharf was captured after we concluded our first interview, but the camera was still rolling. Treva recalled the time when her biological clock stopped ticking and her only […]

Single Motherhood by Choice: A Story of Determination and Disappointment to Have a Baby after 40

What does it take to become a single mom after 40? Among other things, a LOT of determination and disappointment, according to Treva Brandon Scharf, LA-based writer, radio host, and author of the popular blog “Late Blooming Bride.” Treva candidly shares her story of “forgetting to have a baby” in her 30’s, and then in […]

Childfree Conversations with Silke Schwarzkopf

A few months back, we did several videos on the topic of being childless or childfree after 50. Was it by choice or circumstance? Regrets, no regrets?? While the intended audience was women (and men) of our age, the videos exploded with thousands of views and comments from younger women struggling with this decision. Author […]

Choosing Childfree: “What’s Wrong?” Putting an End to Judgement about Choosing Not to Have Kids!

If you’re among the growing number of women worldwide, who are choosing to remain childfree, you have likely been asked: “What’s wrong with you?” and felt forced to explain why you don’t want kids. Tanya Williams, author of A Childfree Happily Ever After: Why more women are choosing not to have children, explains that ever […]

Childfree Over 50: Dealing with Unsolicited Advice, Opinions and Judgement about Choosing Childfree

More women than ever are making the choice to be childfree. Whatever their reasons – be it financial, lifestyle, not having maternal instincts – it is clear that many are questioned about their decision and are often given unsolicited advice and opinions that they will change their minds or regret their decision when they are […]

A Childfree Happily Ever After: Why More Women are Choosing Not to Have Children

Are you among the growing number of women who have chosen not to have children? Are you unsure about your decision? Meet Tanya Williams, author of A Childfree Happily Ever After, a book that brings the childfree conversation to life and lifts the veil on how childfree women are treated (and judged) in society. Tanya […]

Over 50 and Childless: Redirecting Your Need to Nurture. #NoMeanGirls

Are you a woman over 50 who was unable to have children? If so, how did not having children change the course of your life? How did you express your need to nurture? While many women (and men) are left devastated with not having children of their own, for many the ensuing need to nurture […]

Over 50 and Childless: Coping with Not Being Able to Have Children

Did you want to have children but were unable to have children? If so, how has childlessness affected your life after 50? Thousands of women (and men) over 50 were stripped of the choice of having their own children and left devastated. How did you cope with the news that you were unable to have […]

Over 50 and Childless: The Truth About Choosing Not to Have Children! Regrets, or no Regrets?

Did you make the conscious decision not to have children? If so, how do you feel about your decision not to have children now at middle age? Do you have any regrets? If you are a woman (or man for that matter) who chose not to have children, you have likely been on the receiving […]

Over 50 and Childless: Do You Regret not Having Children, or not?

Some people choose childlessness, for others, it’s their greatest sadness. Do you regret not having children? Regardless, if you are over 50 and childless, you have likely felt judged about your childless state, whether by choice or circumstance. After all, if you are a middle-aged woman without children, something must be wrong with you! At […]