experience


Student Parenthood: I Don’t Know How I Did It

When I was in my third year at university, juggling the responsibilities of looking after a newborn with the pressures of essay deadlines, I’d often hear “I don’t know how you do it”. My standard response was to smile blithely, shrug my shoulders and say “it’s no big deal”. At […]


The Hardest Part Of Parenting 4 Comments

It’s a bit of a daft title for a blog post, I’ll confess. Obviously the hardest part of parenting is subjective – it’ll be different for every parent. For some it will be the sleepless nights. Others will struggle with guilt or stress. This post is about our experience, which […]


Taking A Toddler To Graduation 6 Comments

Daf graduated yesterday! It was a really lovely day. His parents came to watch the ceremony, we took lots of pictures and celebrated and went out for a meal afterwards, and it was lovely to celebrate Daf’s achievements. However, like many aspects of life with a toddler, it didn’t quite go to […]


What Do Young Parents Need? 9 Comments

Contrary to what you might read in the comments of a Daily Mail article, the answer to that question is not “a job”, “a kick up the arse” or “forcible sterilization”, charming as those suggestions may be. Attitudes are slowly changing, but society still has a major attitude problem towards […]


Young Mums Need More PND Support

First of all, that title doesn’t tell the whole story. Everyone needs more support with postnatal depression (and postnatal anxiety, and antenatal depression and anxiety too, and all aspects of perinatal mental health, for that matter). There are certain obstacles, however, that make it harder for younger parents to access the help […]