Supporting Parents In Higher Education

This is part of my series on what we can do to support young parents in the UK to realise their full potential and put an end to stigma. For the rest of the series, click here.  A common misconception about young parents is that they lack ambition. One of […]

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 […]

Letter To A New Young Mum

I want you to know that it’s okay to be afraid. It’s okay to feel apprehensive; to get that little chill of fear down your spine when you realise that this tiny human being now relies on you to meet all of its needs, and they are helpless without you.

Just when IS the best time to have a baby?

This topic has been in the news recently, after the Office for National Statistics revealed that there are more mums over 35 than there are under 25 in the UK for the first time. The average age we become first-time mothers is rising – it is now thirty years old. […]

Things you ABSOLUTELY NEED as a new mum… and things you don’t

ITEMS YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED BISCUITS Well something has to fill the space where the baby was, and it isn’t going to be muscle, is it? In all seriousness, my pregnancy cravings have been replaced by normal hormonal new mother cravings. And it is all biscuits, all the time. A COT MOBILE […]