18 episodes

Three childfree women in three different countries challenge society’s expectations of women as mothers with no-holds-barred conversations and interviews. Hosted by Isabel (Colombia) Kristen (US) and LeNora (Canada).

The Childfree Girls Podcast Childfree Girls

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

Three childfree women in three different countries challenge society’s expectations of women as mothers with no-holds-barred conversations and interviews. Hosted by Isabel (Colombia) Kristen (US) and LeNora (Canada).

    Who Will Take Care of You When You're Old? (originally aired on YouTube on Feb 23/20)

    Who Will Take Care of You When You're Old? (originally aired on YouTube on Feb 23/20)

    One of the most common questions that childfree people get asked is "if you don't have children, who will take care of you when you're old?" Even worse, we sometimes get outright told that we will be old, alone, and bitter. In this episode LeNora, Kristen and Isabel discuss their personal POV on growing old and what those Golden Years would hopefully look like. And, just in case some people don't get it from our conversation: having children is NOT a retirement plan. Look for us on YouTube: Childfree Girls!

    • 32 min
    Is There Anything that Could Appeal to Us About Parenthood?

    Is There Anything that Could Appeal to Us About Parenthood?

    On this episode, we had a casual conversation about *stuff*: we talked about Daddy trolls, we discussed a bit about our childhoods, we delved into the subject of parents who push their kids to do things that they didn't get to do before having them, and the support from family members regarding our choice to be childfree, among other things. We also answered the question: is there anything that could appeal to us about parenthood? We wonder if you would agree with our answers...

    • 49 min
    Interview with Laura Carroll (originally aired on YouTube on Aug 28/19)

    Interview with Laura Carroll (originally aired on YouTube on Aug 28/19)

    The Childfree Girls had the chance to interview author and childfree lifestyle expert Laura Carroll, and we had such a great time that we decided to release this video a lot earlier than planned! In this special episode, join the Childfree Girls as we chat with Laura Carroll about her work and her experience. We also asked her what she thought of the use of the term "childfree" (should it be banished for good?), and she gave us great insight.

    • 45 min
    The Pronatalist Trap: Interview with a Fence-Sitter Considering IVF

    The Pronatalist Trap: Interview with a Fence-Sitter Considering IVF

    Aysha* (*not her real name), is a pediatric endocrinologist who is currently facing a very important decision: go through a very expensive fertility treatment of IVF to conceive a baby even though the idea of becoming a mother doesn't really excite her, or embracing the childfree lifestyle. The Childfree Girls invited her because we were curious about her journey, and Aysha was very open and vulnerable about her thoughts and feelings. This was a truly enriching conversation about a topic that is seldom discussed.

    • 50 min
    Childfree: Selfish? (originally aired on Youtube on Oct 6/19)

    Childfree: Selfish? (originally aired on Youtube on Oct 6/19)

    How many of you have been called selfish because you don't want to have any children? Raise your hands, we're doing a headcount... We've all been there. People say we're selfish because we don't want to have children. Some childfree people call themselves selfish because of the choice they have made. We talk about that and discuss why it is sometimes hard to admit that you don't want to become a parent.

    • 40 min
    What's with those Bingos, Anyway?

    What's with those Bingos, Anyway?

    Raise your hand if you've ever been bingoed! In Childfree terms, Bingo is both a noun and a verb. It refers to an actual Bingo card containing questions and comments we hear all the time from people who don't understand our choice. In this episode, Childfree Girls discuss the three Bingos that personally annoy us the most, a discussion that was led by asking ourselves: what do we think people really mean when they bingo us?

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

strangedeer ,

From a young woman, thank you!

This show is fantastic. I’m a young woman and I’ve been toying with the idea of childfreedom since I was 17. Now I’m 22 and certain of my stance. These discussions give great perspectives on being childfree, and I especially loved the episode with Dr. Kimya Dennis.

Thank you for using this platform to share your childfree discussions!

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