Lisa Manterfield is the creator of LifeWithoutBaby.com, an online forum that gives a voice to women without children. Her writing has been featured in Los Angeles Times, Bicycle Times, and Romantic Homes. She lives with her husband and cat, and divides her time between Los Angeles and Santa Rosa, California. For more information, please visit LisaManterfield.com.
“What if I never get to be a mother?”
LifeWithoutBaby.com founder, Lisa Manterfield, shares her experience of letting go of the dream of motherhood and insights from the women of her online community. With a combination of hard-won lessons, gentle queries, and real-world suggestions, she guides you gently to making peace with being childless-not-by-choice and thriving in a new happily ever after.
This award-winning memoir traces Manterfield’s descent from rational 21st century woman to desperate mama-wannabe. She examines the siren song of motherhood and the truth about being childless in a mom-centric society. This is a story about love, desire, and choices; it is the story of a woman who escapes her addiction, not with a baby, but with her sanity, marriage and sense-of-self intact.