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People have been opting out of parenthood for a long time, yet being childfree still feels taboo. This podcast is devoted to sharing the stories of the childfree and breaking the stigma.

As a life coach, I am passionate about helping women feel empowered and confident in their decision not to have kids. I'll share stories, tips, and ideas to help you live your best childfree life.

You can connect with me on Instagram: @coachannaolson (https://www.instagram.com/coachannaolson/)

Join our private childfree community to find friendship and support (wnk-club.com).

We're Not Kidding Anna Marie Olson

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

People have been opting out of parenthood for a long time, yet being childfree still feels taboo. This podcast is devoted to sharing the stories of the childfree and breaking the stigma.

As a life coach, I am passionate about helping women feel empowered and confident in their decision not to have kids. I'll share stories, tips, and ideas to help you live your best childfree life.

You can connect with me on Instagram: @coachannaolson (https://www.instagram.com/coachannaolson/)

Join our private childfree community to find friendship and support (wnk-club.com).

    Summer Book Club Romance Challenge with Ky Gerbush

    Summer Book Club Romance Challenge with Ky Gerbush

    Ky joins me again on the podcast to share the details of a summer reading challenge underway in WNK Club.



    We hope you'll join us in this fun summer reading contest. To do so, head to wnk-club.com to become a member if you aren't already. Then head to the Book Club section and you'll find the details there.



    To find your summer romance novel, here's the quiz Ky gives Anna in this episode: Find Your Summer Read



    Books mentioned in this episode:

    It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (Anna's accidental intro to romance books)



    Love and Other Words by Christine Lauren

    Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson

    Book Lovers by Emily Henry


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    • 31 min
    The Value of Community with Ky Gerbush

    The Value of Community with Ky Gerbush

    Ky Gerbush is a writer, a lowkey tree and flower farmer, a WNK-member, and the co-facilitator of a course we created together in the WNK community called Creating A Meaningful Childfree Life. Ky has added so much to both my life and WNK community. I'm forever grateful to her and honored to call her a friend.



    In this episode, she shares how her childfree identity unfolded and the terrible moment that awakened it. She also shares her less-than-straightforward sterilization process and we talk about the value of community and the course we have created. This is a phenomenal episode and I am so excited to share it with you, dear listener.



    Connect with Ky:

    IG: @donuttrashpanda

    Website: https://kailiawrites.com/



    Join WNK: wnk-club.com


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    What She Says with Jess Ridder

    What She Says with Jess Ridder

    In this episode, I sit down with the lovely Jess Ridder to talk all things childfree. We talk about losing our fathers at a young age and how this shaped our view of aging. Jess shares her excitement for what aging as a childfree person means and what opportunities might exist for communal living. I loved every second of this conversation and I think you will too!

    About Jess:

    Jess Ridder is a professional voice-over artist and has also worked as a journalist. She is the founder of a womxn’s interview project called “What She Says.” I was honored to be featured on this fantastic blog in which interviewees from around the world are asked the same six questions showcasing the different facets of female voices and stories. The project is currently in blog form though may take shape as a podcast soon!  There have been a few video talks already in the past.



    Connect with Jess:

    What She Says Blog

    Instagram @_whatshesays and @jess.ridder


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    • 44 min
    Feeling at Peace Post-Sterilization with Brenda Brodie

    Feeling at Peace Post-Sterilization with Brenda Brodie

    Brenda Brodie is an all-around fabulous human who I am grateful to consider a friend. In this episode, Brenda shares her experience advocating for her choice to be sterilized and her relatively easy experience getting approved for a bilateral salpingectomy. Brenda was incredibly helpful in my own personal journey of seeking sterilization and helping me with my pre-surgery angst. I'm incredibly grateful to her and it was an honor to have her as a guest on We're Not Kidding.



    Connect with Brenda on Instagram: @foodie_and_the_feline



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    • 36 min
    It's Okay to be Selfish with Daina Bond

    It's Okay to be Selfish with Daina Bond

    It was an honor and a blast to interview Daina Bond for this episode of the podcast. At 52, Daina has no regrets when it comes to not having kids. She is a proud dog mom who understands the value of being selfish with her time. Having met Daina through a mutual friend in the small town that we live in, reminds me that we really aren't alone in this life path.



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    • 27 min
    Finding Community in a New Country with Veronica Weston

    Finding Community in a New Country with Veronica Weston

    In today's episode, Veronica Weston shares her childfree experience and how she cultivated a community after moving from Canada to Mexico.



    Veronica is a personal development coach. She and her husband moved to Mexico in 2021. They have two sweet adopted pups named Lily and Layla. When she's not coaching, Veronica enjoys going to the beach, trying a new restaurant, or exploring all the ruins, cenotes Mexico has to offer.



    Connect with Veronica: https://veronicaweston.ca/



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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

CWG;) ,

Connections for the collective

We’re not Kidding with Anna Olsen has been a great podcast for me as I step more into the choice to be child free. I love that there are people out there that choose the same lifestyle and are willing to share and help others navigate this area of life.
Thank you! :)

Jessica C B ,

Amazing perspectives of Childfree lives! Excellent podcast!!

Anna really is helping break stigmas and perceptions of Childfree people, she’s awesome! Each podcast episode has a unique story around being Childfree that’s authentically told by her guests. I really appreciate learning from Anna and everyone who joins her, it shows how there’s so much more to a person beyond their choice to be Childfree, but also that we can create an empowered community as Childfree people. Thanks Anna for all you do to to normalize this choice!

mish-masher ,

Love this podcast

My favorite childfree podcast!

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