ANNOUNCING 1 AUGUST as INTERNATIONAL CHILDFREE DAY – a press release from Laura Carroll


Happily childfree

We have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and so many other “Days” from Secretary Day to even National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Acclaimed childfree author Laura Carroll thinks it’s high time to bring back a “Day” that was celebrated forty years ago – Non-Parents Day.

On August 1, 1973, the non-profit organization, National Organization for Non-Parents (NON), celebrated Non-Parents Day by awarding a Female and Male National Non-Parent of the Year. Later known as the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), it existed from 1972-1982 with a mission to “educate the public on non-parenthood as a valid lifestyle option.”

Now calling it “International Childfree Day,” Carroll says,

It’s time for this ‘Day’ to be celebrated again as a way recognize amazing childfree people and their lives, and to help foster the acceptance of the childfree choice in today’s society.

To celebrate International Childfree Day, Carroll has put together a team of childfree writers and bloggers who have called for nominations and selected the 2013 Childfree Woman and Man of the Year.

The winners will be announced on 1 August 2013!

Laura Carroll is the author of the internationally acclaimed Families of Two: Interviews with Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, and The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World. 

An expert on the childfree choice, for over the last decade she has tracked and researched the childfree choice, has run the top blog, La Vie Childfree, and has been featured on major media, including The Early ShowGood Morning America, national radio, international print and digital media. 

Media contact:  Laura Carroll                  Website:

Email:                Cell: 415- 265 -7768

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