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All women are baby crazy, right?

As little girls, we're gifted baby dolls to cradle and comfort. When we get our first period, we're told the cramps will be worth the pain because it means we can have a baby later on. As we get older, our parents start inquiring about when we'll give them grandchildren. We're told having children is part of the cycle of life.

What if a woman
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Paperback, 126 pages
Published March 26th 2018
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Teresa
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a mom, who always knew I wanted to be a mom, I wasn't sure if I would appreciate No Kids Required as much as the author's previous books. I was raised during a time where having kids was the expectation. No Kids Required opens up a world of possibilities for women, without devaluing one choice over the other. It's a book about choosing what's best for the individual in spite of pressures to conform. I ended up relating to the women in the story far more than I imagined and enjoyed being a par ...more
Jenn Sadai
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My mom finished reading No Kids Required and approves of the deep secrets I shared. I can finally give it five stars.
Nancy Tran
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I like reading about what other women think. I want to be a mom, but some women do not, and that's good too. Very good story.
Bedrooped Bookworms
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is Jenn Sadai's, and 20 other perspectives, on why some women decide not to have children.  Some cannot and make peace with that, others cannot and have to deal with not having children, and several others just choose to not have children.  (For the TL;DR version, skip down below...you'll see that version at the end of this post.)

This book reaffirmed all of my thoughts on why I personally don't want to have kids.  I selected this book to request to read for a review, and I'm glad I did
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Mirror World
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Author Jenn Sadai states early on she feels she's 'writing on eggshells' trying to walk the fine line between expressing the value of motherhood and the validity of choosing a child-free lifestyle. Jenn touches on a number of sensitive topics with grace and passion, giving voice to not only her own thoughts, but those of twenty diverse women with unique perspectives on what choosing to be child-free means for them. She eloquently expresses her view while being mindful of a woman's right to choos ...more
Beth
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jenn does a great job of getting to the core of different reasons for not having children, and does it in such a tasteful, respectful way on what can be a sensitive subject.
Always enjoy reading her books, and already looking forward to the next one!
Christine B.
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A thought provoking, well written, insightful perspective on life with no children. A book that is not only beneficial to those who have chosen not to have children, but provides a better understanding to those whose who often question that decision.
Angela
Apr 25, 2019 marked it as nope
Not interested in this book. This is only relevant to cis women and not all women.
Desiree reilly
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have gotten this book as a arc it is great book to read if you want to know what women are thinking now a days
use the title tell it all and what happen in live of women the author as 20 women who and what they thought of the raising of kid or do they want to have them it not a choice or when you going to have them .

You see some of the women were married some not but the story they tell will get you in the book the ladies were professional and then some could not have children but had step kid
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Kristina
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel like there are never enough books about the childfree by choice lifestyle. I was excited to stumble upon this one! Jenn took a fabulously humble approach at explaining why the childfree women feel the way that they (we) do, and that our thoughts on the matter are just as important as the womens' who choose to have children. Not once did she place any judgment on either opinions. This was written well! Thank you for sharing your, and the other women's stories! And thank you for putting it ...more
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Making Connections: 5250. - NO KIDS REQUIRED by Jenn Sadai 12 30 Oct 12, 2018 05:13PM  
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Jenn Sadai has combined her love of writing with her passion for empowering women into two inspiring series. The Self-esteem Series is comprised of four non-fiction stories that tackle various issues that impact women’s self-esteem. Her first book, Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman delves into the dark consequences of domestic violence, drug use, and depression.
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“We, as women, as human beings, must always find a way to live with the good and bad of any decision we make. Whether you agree with another person’s explanation and justification for their life choices is irrelevant. It’s not your life to judge.” 5 likes
“I don’t understand the logic in trying to convince someone who doesn’t want kids that they should have them anyway. If they are a reluctant parent, they can easily become a resentful parent, which often leads to being a neglectful parent (or possibly even an abusive one). As a society, should we really be trying to convince people who don’t want kids to have them anyway?” 4 likes
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