Austin No Kidding! sponsors several regular social activities a month with occasional special events. We talk about careers, studies, travels, interests, and just about anything else… but rarely, if ever, about children. It’s not a taboo topic; it’s simply not our focus.
Check out our monthly calendar for a list of our regular events. We are always open to suggestions for other activities. If you have an idea for a special event, join our Enthusiasts list or talk to one of our regular members.
- Do you have less in common with friends now that they have kids and you don’t?
- Do you tire of conversations dominated by discussions of other people’s kids?
- Do you wish you had friends who could go to the movies without finding a babysitter?
- Do you wish you could meet other people who do not have children?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Austin No Kidding! may be for you. If you live in Austin or the surrounding area and are looking for people who share your childfree lifestyle, then look no further… come join the fun that Austin No Kidding! has to offer.
Austin No Kidding! is an all-volunteer social club for couples and singles who have never been parents. Austin No Kidding! gives people without children an opportunity to meet and socialize with each other through a wide variety of social activities. Austin No Kidding! is not a business – there are no application fees and no dues. We’re just in it for the fun!
Most members of Austin No Kidding! thought long and hard about parenthood and have concluded for various reasons that it really wasn’t right for them. Other members cannot have children or are not sure whether they want them. Austin No Kidding! gives us the opportunity to enjoy the company of other adults who are ready to go to brunch at a moment’s notice, or linger over happy hour on a school night. Our members are both singles and couples, straight and gay. Members in the Austin chapter range in age from the 20′s to 50′s with the majority in the 30′s and 40′s. Our events are attended by both couples and singles.
We Are Not
Austin No Kidding! is not a support group for people who are unable to have children. People who are involuntarily childless, or who have not yet decided whether to have children are welcome, but most of the membership has made the choice not to have children.
Austin No Kidding! is not a singles group or a dating service. We ask that anyone attending our meetings treat all our members with respect.
We Are Free – both of children and of dues
There are no membership dues and no criteria for joining other than showing up. Some of our members attend several events monthly; others show up only for specific events.
Attendees at dinners and other events simply pay their own tabs.
You are welcome to attend any of the monthly events. One of our most popular regular events is our monthly supper. No reservations are required. Simply check the Calendar for dates and show up between 5:45pm and 6pm.
Austin No Kidding! sponsors several repeating activities a month plus a variety of changing special events. At any of the events, there’s plenty of time to socialize and converse on a wide range of topics, such as travel, careers, studies, hobbies, personal interests, politics, or religion. Sometimes the topics of children and parenting come up, but they are not our focus. Check out our Monthly Activities for descriptions of our repeating events, our Special Activities for our special events, and our Calendar to see when things are happening.
Austin No Kidding! events are planned by the membership. Our Enthusiasts page provides information on how new members can get involved in planning and sponsoring additional events. We are always excited to see what new interests a new member might bring.
Additionally, we welcome your suggestions for new movies, restaurants, bars, and books for our current ongoing events.
- Monthly Supper
- Party Games
- Restaurant Explorers
- Book Club
- Movie Night
If this sounds like you, then join us at an event.