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September 8, 2023

Unpacking the Decision to Be Child-Free

with podcast guest

Ruby Warrington


Ruby Warrington is an author and the creator of the term Sober Curious, a movement that has sparked a global reconsideration of our relationship with alcohol. Her books “Material Girl, Mystical World,” and “The Sober Curious Reset” have inspired countless individuals to explore their inner worlds, challenge the status quo and reimagine their lives. Ruby’s latest book, “Women Without Kids,” is a candid exploration shattering stereotypes and bringing to light the intricacies of choosing a child-free path.

In this episode, Ruby and I discuss the emotional journey of deciding not to have children, confronting cultural expectations, embracing personal empowerment around this subject, societal narratives and internal struggles that so many of us experience, Ruby’s dedication to making the conversation around childlessness mainstream, and so much more!


  • The internal struggle and societal pressure around choosing a child-free path
  • The prevailing narrative of women without kids as selfish
  • Reflecting on the dual meaning behind the title of Ruby’s book, “Women Without Kids”
  • Recognizing the burden of selflessness that’s placed on mothers
  • Acknowledging the importance of having the choice to become a mother
  • Accepting one’s limitations and the myth of “having it all”
  • Exploring the depths of the reasons we’ve chosen not to have children
  • How society romanticizes motherhood and overlooks the complex realities
  • Origin stories and breaking generational patterns
  • Healing through communication with our parents as adults
  • Concerns about population growth, sustainability, and the state of the world
  • The relationship between women’s autonomy, access to opportunities, and the declining birth rate
  • Understanding pronatalism and how it relates to societal attitudes toward parenthood and marriage
  • The lack of support for women choosing how we want to live our lives
  • Regretting motherhood as the ultimate taboo
  • Acceptance and making the best of what we have
  • Finding closure in the decision not to have children


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