Life Without Baby

Filling the silence in the motherhood discussion

About Lisa March 11, 2010

Lisa Manterfield is an author, blogger, speaker, and coach. As the founder of, she has built an international online community to help women come to terms with being childless-not-by-choice.
She is the author of the recently released memoir I’m Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood, the story of her struggle with infertility and her ultimate decision to create a fulfilling life without children. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Los Angeles Times, Romantic Homes  and GRIT, as well as onstage in live performances at Spark Off Rose and Expressing Motherhood.
As a member of the International Coach Federation, Lisa’s presentations and “open floor” conversations with such diverse organizations as The Wellness Community and UCLA Extension Writer’s Program, have helped confront the issues of coming to terms with childlessness in a mom-centric society, and using writing as a tool for healing.
Lisa enjoys giving back to the community in her free time, most notably in her role as Head Mentor of the Young Storyteller’s Foundation, a program that teaches creative writing to fourth and fifth grade children, and provides tools for them to tell their own stories. A British native turned Southern California transplant, Lisa is auntie to eight nieces and nephews, adoptive mother to one spoiled cat, and wife to Mr. Fabulous.

She is currently working on a new book, Women Who Rock the World Instead of the Cradle.

To find out more, visit Lisa’s website at

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5 Responses to “About Lisa”

  1. […] Life Without Baby Lisa is a great writer, and really knows how to articulate what life is like for the CNBC.  I especially look forward to her “Whiny Wednesday” posts, because we all have  days (not just Wednesdays for  me) where we just want to whine and/or shout about the downside of being childless in a child-crazed world. […]

  2. […] The first a Q&A, a video chat, among Women Without Children took place recently hosted by Lisa Manterfield. You can tune in here to listen or watch. Also new to the scene and willing to share her […]

  3. […] Taking My Eggs and Going Home by Lisa Manterfield is a page turner, a spirited memoir recounting what led her on and off what she terms the […]

  4. […] Lisa raised an interesting opportunity in a blog post called Magazine for Non-Moms, which identified a hole in the market that could be filled very easily. Publishers are you playing attention? I suggested as a title for the magazine: Philia, (φιλία philía), which means friendship in modern Greek. It is a virtuous love, a concept developed by Aristotle. It includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality and familiarity. A goddess, Philia apparently had a temple to her in Athens. […]

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