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Books, Articles and Audiovisual Materials:

Anderson, Carol M. and Susan Stewart. Flying Solo: Single Women in Midlife. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.

Anton, Linda Hunt. Never to be a Mother: A Guide for All Women Who Didnít, or Couldnít, Have Children. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

Bartlett, Jane. Will You Be Mother? Women Who Choose to Say No. New York: New York University Press, 1995.

Barnett, Rosalind and Caryl Rivers. She Works/He Works: How Two-Income Families Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996.

Bombardieri, Merle. The Baby Decision: How to Make the Most Important Decision of Your Life. New York: Rawson Assoc., 1981.

Cain, Madelyn. First-Time Mothers, Last-Chance Babies: Parenting at 35. Kensington Publishing Corp., 1994.

Cain, Madelyn.  The Childless Revolution: What It Means to Be Childless Today. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Book Group, 2002.

Comer, James P. and Alvin Poussaint. Raising Black Children: Two Leading Psychiatrists Confront the Educational, Social, and Emotional Problems Facing Black Children. New York: Plume Books, 1992.

Crosby, Faye J. Juggling: The Unexpected Advantages of Balancing Career and Home for Women and Their Families. New York: Free Press, 1991.

Delanzo, Elizabeth M. Guide to Starting an Older Mom's Support Group.
Send $5 to Elizabeth M. Delanzo
405 Waltham Street, Suite 114
Lexington, MA 02173.

Derman-Sparks, Louise. The Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children. Washington, DC: National Association for Education of Young Children, 1989.

Douglas, Susan and Meredith Michaels. The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women. New York: Free Press, 2004.

Fleming, Anne Taylor. Motherhood Deferred: A Womanís Journey. New York: Putnam, 1994.

Gay, Kathlyn. I Am Who I Am: Speaking Out About Multiracial Identity. New York:  Franklin Watts, 1995.

Hawke, Sharryl and David Knox. One Child By Choice. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Trade, 1977.

Hochschild, Arlie and Anne Machung. The Second Shift. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Hopson, Darlene Powell and Derek S. Hopson. Different and Wonderful: Raising Black Children in a Race-Conscious Society. New York: Fireside, 1992.

Jenness, Aylette V. Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment and Love. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

Kabat-Zinn, Myla and Jon. Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenthing. New York: Hyperion, 1998.

Pamela Kruger, Pamela, and Jill Smolowe. A Love Like No Other. New York:  Riverhead Hardcover, 2005.

Lafayette, Leslie. Why Donít You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood. New York: Kensington, 1995.

Lang, Susan S. Women Without Children: The Reasons, the Rewards, the Regrets. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corp., 1996.

Lisle, Laurie. Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Lowe, Paula C. Care Pooling: How to Get the Help You Need to Care for the Ones You Love. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1993.

Mattes, Jane. Single Mothers by Choice. New York: Three Rivers press, 1997.

Pavao, Joyce Maguire. The Family of Adoption. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999.

Pies, Cheri. Considering Parenthood. Aunt Lute Books, 1985.

Pipher, Mary. The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families. New York: Putnam, 1996.

Ratner, Rochelle, ed. Bearing Life: Womenís Writing on Childlessness. New York: The Feminist Press, 2001. 

Reddy, Maureen T., ed. Everyday Acts Against Racism: Raising Children in a Multicultural World. Seattle: Seal Press, 1996.

Register, Cheri, Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects On Raising Internationally Adopted Children. St. Paul, MN: Yeong & Yeong Book Company, 2005.

Rizzo, Cindy et al. All the Ways Home: Parenting and Children in the Lesbian and Gay Communities: A Collection of Short Fiction. Norwich, VT: New Victoria Publishers, 1995.

Roberts, Dorothy. Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Rosenberg, Judith Peirce. A Question of Balance: Artists and Writers on Motherhood. Waterville, CA: Papier-Mache Press, 1995.

Ryff, Carol D. and Marsha M. Seltzer, eds. The Parental Experience in Midlife. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Squire, Susan. For Better, Worse. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1993.

Taylor-Jones, Christi. Midlife Parenting: A Guide to Having and Raising Kids in Your 30s, 40s and Beyond. Van Nuys, CA: Veracity Press, 1993.

Thompson, Becky and Sangeeta Tyagi. Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Umansky, Lauri. Motherhood Reconceived: Feminism and the Legacies of the Sixties. New York: New York University Press, 1996.

Varon, Lee. Adopting On Your Own. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000.

Vissing, Yvonne Marie. Women without Children: Nurturing Lives. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Weems, Renita. I Asked for Intimacy: Stories of Blessings, Betrayals and Birthings. San Diego: Innisfree Press, 1993.

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