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NO KIDDING!

               www.nokidding.net                     

 

The international social club 

for childfree and childless couples and singles.

Chapter One

If you work in the media (TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, Internet, etc.) , contact our media spokespeople:  spokespeople@nokidding.net

For further information about NO KIDDING! and/or to start your own local chapter,

please

send e-mail to:

info@nokidding.net

and be sure to put "NO KIDDING!" and some relevant information (such as the name of the chapter, or the question you have) in your Subject line, so that it doesn't get automatically deleted along with the hundreds of junk e-mails (SPAM!) we receive from numerous sources every day. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached, or a message can be left, in case our e-mail response to you bounces.

We last updated our site on 09 May 2008.

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Thanks for your interest in NO KIDDING! and welcome to the NO KIDDING! Chapter One website (at www.nokidding.net). Contact information (e-mail) for Chapter One is also near the bottom of this page.

This website may not be fancy, but it's very informative. If you have a question that is not answered below, please ask; we want our website to be as complete as possible.

We welcome all suggestions to improve our club and our website.

NO KIDDING! is not responsible for content of websites linked to ours, nor do the websites necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of any or all NO KIDDING! members.


Above: Some Seattle, WA, Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC members in front of the Canadian Flower Flag in Peace Arch Park.

 

 

Above: Some Seattle, WA, Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC members in front of the American Flower Flag in Peace Arch Park.

Left-click the questions below for answers, THEN use your "Back" button TO RETURN HERE: 

        Regarding the Founding Non-Father of NO KIDDING!:

No Kidding! Newsletters Chapter One's Monthly Newsletter for members and non.

Testimonials Find out what some of our members think of our club.

Our Stories Some of our members tell why they don't have children.

At our Annual General Meeting we presented Jerry with a plaque

License to Parent Should people have to get a license before they have kids?

Jerry's Musings Jerry's views on numerous issues relating to childfreedom.

How much does an average, healthy child cost to raise from birth to 18 years of age? A real eye-opener!

Should you have a baby? Dr. Phil's advice on making babies.

Do employers favor workers with kids? Do childfree workers pick up the slack for their childburdened co-workers? Jerry discusses workplace inequities on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Information for Undecided Folks (Fence-Sitters)

More Information for Fence-Sitters

Does not having children lead to loneliness in old age?

Childfree Reading List Interesting and informative books on the subject of having and not having children.

Jerry's Family Photos of our Founding Non-Father's family.

A Touch of Poetry From a grateful member.

Tina's Tubal Tina tells about her tubal ligation.

Links to Related Organizations (NO KIDDING! is not responsible for content of websites linked to ours, nor do the websites necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of NO KIDDING! members.)

Humor Page The funny side of parenting -- jokes & comics.

No Candy A short humorous video clip.

Having Babies Another short humorous video clip (sent to Jerry by a child-burdened friend).

Being a teenage mum A funny & thought-provoking video.

"I felt it had all been a terrible mistake." A mother regrets having children.

Who will take care of you when you're old? Kathy Klar's presentation at our 20th Anniversary Convention in Seattle, WA 

"Baby Not on Board: A Celebration of Life Without Kids," by Jennifer L. Shawne, A fun and humorous guide to making the most of your childfree days.

Hear Dr. Hurd interview our Founding Non-Father by clicking on the button below:

(Michael J. Hurd, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and author. His books, subscriptions to his popular "Living Resources Newsletter," and tapes of his radio show "Solutions -- Not Excuses," are available at his website, www.drhurd.com.)

Hi-resolution portraits of our Founding Non-Father for media use:

Pictures of Jerry for Media Use If you're in the media, you might want to use one of these photos of our Founding Non-Father with your piece.

Media Picture Icons of Jerry Thumbnail photos of our Founding Non-Father

 

NO KIDDING! CONVENTIONS:

NO KIDDING! Convention 2007—Las Vegas

No Kidding! is having our sixth annual childfree convention -- and everyone is invited! It will take place in Las Vegas on October 25-28, 2007.

Please visit the convention website and the Yahoo discussion group for details.

It is truly a great feeling to meet other like-minded childfree folks from far and near at our conventions.

For those who attended the NO KIDDING! Convention in Las Vegas, in March, 2002, and/or our Convention in New Orleans in May, 2003, and/or our Convention in Seattle in 2004 (Our 20th Anniversary!), here are some souvenirs. 

For those who were not able to attend any, here's what you missed.

And for everyone, here's a taste of what you can expect at future conventions...

  Las Vegas, NV, 2002: http://www.marellasands.com/nk2002.htm

New Orleans, LA, 2003: http://www.marellasands.com/Cajun_Convention.htm

Seattle, WA, 2004: www.photocreek.com/nk/

Philadelphia, PA, 2005: http://www.absolutely-webs.com/photos/index.php

Toronto, ON, 2006: http://toronto.nokidding.info/nk-photos.html

 

Upcoming conventions:

New York City, NY in 2008

Vancouver, BC in 2009 (Our 25th Anniversary!)

Click on the following link

http://www.vancourier.com/issues02/023202/news/023202nn1.html

to read a Vancouver Courier article about NO KIDDING!

Click on the link below to read an interesting article about childfreedom and/or to view the CTV.ca interview with members of our Hamilton and Burlington, ON chapters.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1055280369573_12///?hub=Canada

The link below will take you to a Detroit Metro Times article about 

NO KIDDING!

http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=8676

For further information about NO KIDDING! and/or to start your own local chapter,

please

send e-mail to:

info@nokidding.net

and be sure to put "NO KIDDING!" and some relevant information (such as the name of the chapter, or the question you have) in your Subject line, so that it doesn't get automatically deleted along with the hundreds of junk e-mails (SPAM!) we receive from numerous sources every day. Please include a telephone number where you can be reached, or a message can be left, in case our e-mail response to you bounces.

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