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The row over Susan Calman not being paired with a female dancer on Strictly Come Dancing descended into childless people bashing on the Jeremy Vine show

By Nina Steele Last week, I received a twitter message from writer and mother of 2 Chris Longden, a supporter of this website.… Read the rest

Woman’s life changed when she met a man who not only wasn’t her type but also didn’t want children

By Nina Steele Katherine Baldwin’s story is typical of many successful women today. As a high flying career woman (she was the political correspondent for Reuters), she had achieved everything on the career front and decided in 2008, aged 37, that the time had come to fulfil the other part of her life, namely find herself a man and start a family.… Read the rest

Why famed newsreader Moira Stuart is one of my childless role models

By Nina Steele The public uproar that ensued in April 2007, when the BBC decided to part company with Moira Stuart as a TV newsreader, was proof of how much respect and admiration she commended.… Read the rest

A message to supermarkets: handing out children’s toys to everyone at the till is not very smart

By Nina Steele For a good few years now, some supermarkets in the UK have been handing out children related gifts to anyone at the till, regardless of whether or not they have a child or children in tow.… Read the rest

Childless author and conservationist Beatrix Potter bequeathed much of the land that makes up the Lake District to the National Trust

By Nina Steele The Lake District was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2017. When I heard the news, my first reaction was “what took them so long”?… Read the rest

Childless woman dies leaving a will which is now being contested by her nephew

By Nina Steele Julie Spalding passed away in 2008, aged 98. She did the right thing and left a will. However, according to a ruling in 2014, she “did not have the legal capacity to make a legal will”.… Read the rest

Christine Lampard’s relaxed attitude to the motherhood question is refreshing and speaks volume about her character

By Nina Steele There is no doubt in my mind that for many celebrities, having children has become as much about advancing their careers as it is about being a parent.… Read the rest

Percy Gibson chose life with Joan Collins over having children

By Nina Steele Percy Gibson and Joan Collins have been married since February 2002. As this was Joan Collins’ 5th marriage, there was understandably a lot of scepticism about the marriage lasting.… Read the rest

When your family won’t take no for an answer

By Nina Steele On a recent trip to the Ivory Coast, I found myself having to justify my decision to cut a close relative out of my life.… Read the rest

Heather Heyer‘s legacy of championing tolerance and racial harmony will be remembered for many years to come

By Nina Steele 32 year old Heather Heyer was killed while taking part in a counter-protest against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday August 12.… Read the rest