Written by Heide D. Island, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
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Written by Heide D. Island, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.DINKs are on the riseForget the 47 percent, the 1 percent, 99 percent or any other percentages volleyed between partisan groups. Instead consider this one, 20 percent. That is the number of American, married women (and implicitly men) of reproductive age, who opted out of the baby highway in favor of the childfree-way. As a demographic, dual income and no kids ("DINKS") represent 1 in 5 couples, as such, they are an enigmatic group, both everywhere and nowhere. Totally unrepresented in politics, with absolutely no lobby rallying to support the largely middle-class, educated, employed numbers, their political niche is a series of checked boxes: pro-choice, pro-human rights (i.e., same-sex marriage), middle class, secular, and so on. Perhaps no one embodies these diverse and dual memberships of the DINK demographic more than Katelyn Watson and Cory Jones,Read More »from Putting Two and Two Together: Raising DINKlife
- Katelyn | At Home – Sat, Dec 3, 2011 4:23 PM EST
This article was first publisher on www.dinklife.com here http://www.dinklife.com/s/topic/trends-news/ultimate-dink-holiday-gift-guide-best-gift-ideas-him-and-her
Whether you're looking for a unique gift for your better half, or shopping for some special DINKs on your list, the special gifts on this ultimate DINK holiday gift guide are guaranteed to never get re-gifted.
Vinturi wine aerator
When it comes to wine, we DINKs know how to enjoy a fine glass. Let the wine lovers in your life enjoy it even more with a Vinturi wine aerator-a clever little device that eliminates the need for hours of decanting. Simply pour the wine through the Vinturi and instantly enjoy a better bouquet, enhanced flavors and smoother finish. A perfect gift for the couple that has everything. Vinturi Available at Amazon
The Amazon Kindle Fire is expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. For the other DINKs on your holiday shopping list, this tablet will notRead More »from The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Couples Without Kids
If you are a DINK, you can't even count the number of times you've been asked the dreaded question: "So, when are you two going to have a baby?" And while this inquisition may make you want to run away and hide or feign deafness, there is a better way to handle it.The Dreaded How couples can answer the dreaded question about when we are going to have a baby
At the rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding, my husband's dad stood up and gave a best man's speech. "The Bible says," he began as I hid behind my maid of honor, anticipating what was likely to come next, "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"
Boy did my face turn red! And so began a six-year (and counting) game of "Dodge the Dreaded Question." You know the one I'm talking about: "So,Read More »from The Dreaded "Baby" Question - What do you say?
From my site DINKlife.com. Original article http://www.dinklife.com/topic/trends-news/marry-or-not-marry
Marriage. It's an old fashioned concept. Girl meets boy. Boy buys ring. Girl wears white dress. And they live happily ever after. But in a world of 50% divorce rates and modern sensibility, is marriage even viable anymore? Especially for forward thinking DINKpower couples, is it even necessary?Printer-friendly versionTo Marry or Not to Marry Wedding rings
For a long time, I didn't think it was. Up until very recently, I didn't even believe in marriage. I just didn't get it. And for a lot of reasons.
Who Needs a Piece of Paper?
For most of my life, I thought marriage took the romance out of love-the idea that a piece of paper was going to make any union stronger was laughable. Marriage was merely a legal document. What place did the government have in my relationship anyway? A signed lease was the only piece of paper I was interested in when it came to my partnership.
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Beware of falling prey to the monotony of the dating rut! Here are 8 different types of DINK dates to keep your relationship in overdrive.8 Great DINK Date Ideas
One of the great things about being a DINK is that date night doesn't require a lot of planning. There are no babysitters to schedule, no bedtime routines to work around, and no worrying about needing to get back home to the kids. We are free to go out whenever and wherever we want. But, despite this freedom to do as we please, it's easy to just go with what you know on any given Saturday night…or Wednesday night for that matter.
However, we know it's new experiences that make our lives what they are, and it's important to keep our relationships fresh and adventurous. Try throwing one of these 8 different types of dates in the mix the next time you find yourself stuck in a pizza-and-a-movie rut.
1. The "carpe diem" date: One of the best thingsRead More »from 8 Date Ideas for Couples without Kids
So there we were, reflecting on our life as a couple. Most of our friends had married and procreated - seemingly conceiving on the wedding night - and migrated deep into the "best school districts", rarely to be seen again. Others were still single, bouncing from meat market club to bar, still playing the game.
Lingering in singlehood, or blasting into parentdom, many of our friends were in a vastly different life stage than us. No doubt they represent the American majority; however, that path is not for all of us.
Every year more of us are choosing to slow things down - having kids later or not having them at all - soaking up life as a couple with the time, energy, and resources to focus on career, setting the foundation for the future, and simply experiencing the freedom of life without the commitment of kids.
We looked around and asked ourselves the obvious question… couples like us continue to grow in scale, but are we growing in influence? While the public andRead More »from The DINKlife Story for couples without kids