To have kids or not to have kids, THAT is the question that every adult woman must ask herself. Lately, more and more women are answering that question in the negative and ditching the “mommy” vibes for Rich Auntie Vibes. 

Join Syd for S2 Ep8 Rich Auntie Vibes: Making a Life Without Children, as she sits down with Isabel Firecracker, to discuss Isabel’s choice to live a childfree life and her work as a coach in support of other women who have chosen to do the same.  

Isabel was born and raised in Colombia and has called five countries “home” in her 30-something years. A world traveler, avid kite surfer, and childfree intersectional feminist, Isabel is a pragmatic, no-nonsense coach for childfree women who struggle with feelings of insecurity, shame, guilt, or anger that surround their choice to not have children. She has designed her coaching programs specifically for this end: to help childfree women evolve and grow into the very best version of themselves.

Isabel is also host of The Honest Uproar podcast and  co-host of Childfree Girls. She is also founder of The Uprising Spark and co-founder of Nunca Madres (Never Mothers). All of her entrepreneurial efforts are in support and celebration of women who desire to live childfree lives.

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  • New CDC data found the US birth rate fell by 4% in 2020, the sharpest decline in nearly 50 years
  • The provisional number of births for the United States in 2020 was 3,605,201, down 4% from the number in 2019 (3,747,540)
  • This is the sixth consecutive year that the number of births has declined after an increase in 2014,  and the lowest number of births since 1979
  • From 2019 to 2020, the provisional number of births declined 3% for Hispanic women, 4% for both White and Black women, and 8% for Asian women

Why do you think women are deciding, at increasingly higher rates, not to have children?

Women have more options and information than ever before in terms of deciding how they want to live their lives.

What is the difference between childfree and childless?

Childfree refers to the conscious and voluntary decision not to parent, whether that be to a biological, foster or adopted child. Childless refers to a person who either wants to have a child, but has not yet had one; or wants to become a biological parent but cannot due to a medical inability to do so. 

Is it difficult to date or find long term partners as a childfree woman?

Yes, dating as a childfree woman or man can be difficult because although there are large swaths of the population who do not want to have children, it can be difficult to find those people and communities if you don’t know where to look. It can also be difficult because you are eliminating a large number of potential partners from your dating pool (i.e. men or women who DO want to have children). 

Is it common for women to waiver in their decisions to have children?

It does happen and people do change their minds. However, it is important to communicate to potential partners AS SOON AS POSSIBLE of your lack of desire to have children. You do not want to wait to tell potential partners that you either do not want to have children or that you’re unsure whether you want to have children. Not being clear and transparent about your position regarding children can cause a lot of issues  in a relationship

Why did you decide not to have children?

When I thought about what I wanted my life to look like, having children didn’t align with my vision for my life. I encourage other women to do the same. Imagine what a perfect life looks for you and then ask yourself whether or not a child fits into that life.

What advice do you have for women who are on the fence about having children?

Whatever choice you make, make sure you make it for YOURSELF. DO NOT make such a huge decision for your parents, siblings or even your partner. Make sure that you have a baby because you genuinely want to bring a life into this world.


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Hosts & Guests

Sydnee Mack (Host)

Isabel Firecracker (Guest)


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