Baby Not on Board: A Celebration of Life without Kids

Baby Not on Board: A Celebration of Life without Kids

by Jennifer L. Shawne, Anoushka Matus

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For anyone who's wondered, "Why have kids when I could have fun instead?" here's a warm and hilarious welcome to the wonderful world of unparenting! The childfree life is growing in popularity, and finally here is a book that celebrates the wisdom and wonder of that choice. For those who cherish their white shag carpet and glass coffee table, this highly interactive book with quizzes, sidebars, and handy checklists offers a range of helpful, unparenting information including ways to throw oneself an unbaby shower and strategies for coping with dreaded OPCs (other people's children). Baby Not on Board reminds us all that having a baby is great, but NOT having a baby is really, really great.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452121314
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jennifer L. Shawne is the author of Instant Weddings. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two feline child substitutes, Mim and Gita.
Anoushka Matus's illustrations appear regularly in numerous international magazines. She currently lives with her husband and son in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Baby Not on Board: A Celebration of Life without Kids 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LSS312 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This isn't a book for people looking to decide whether or not to have kids - it's a book for people who have already made the decision. It's a humorous book, not meant to be taken seriously. In all honesty, the decision to not have kids is one not easily accepted by friends, family, or even strangers, and this book allows us to laugh at it a bit - it's just a lighthearted look at a child-free lifestyle. It's a fun little reminder about the positives of the decision and a offers a bit of encouragement... proud nonparents are often the misunderstood minority, and this book makes us part of its "in" crowd - we finally get the chance to be the ones poking a bit of fun at others. It's not a laugh-out-loud book; it's a smile-knowingly kind of book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hahahaha......something for us childfree people to enjoy. Hilarious and quite enjoyable, although I wouldn't recommend it to any parent or any one who else who is easily offended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With Baby Not On Board, Jennifer Shawne hands you a delicious platter of hilarious and honest insights affirming the childfree choice. Included in the novel are ways to embrace your childfree identity, how to celebrate/share your news (the un-baby shower of course!), childfree role models, quick replies to others' questions regarding your childfree status, fun quizzes/charts/lists, and lighthearted comparisons between life with kids and life without kids. Since each page delves very concisely into different aspects of the wonderful childfree lifestyle, this book is perfect even for those busy people on the go. Baby Not On Board affirms the childfree of all walks of life and those with a range of perspectives on the childfree life while offering lighthearted parents a few laughs as well. The tastiest icing on the cake is the comical illustrations by Anoushka Matus that enhance your laughter-packed experience. Baby Not On Board is well worth your time if you are chilfree and loving it, or another person looking for a good giggle!