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Give Boobs A Chance: Encouraging Breastfeeding In Young Parents 76 Comments

This is part of a series on the resources and services needed by young parents to improve opportunities, job prospects and outcomes. For the rest of the series, click here.  The Facts The UK’s breastfeeding rates are the worst in the world. Approximately 81% of UK mums initiate breastfeeding, but […]


To My Daughter

To my daughter, as the last day of your first year rolls into the first day of your second. The moment you entered the world, you changed it beyond belief. Never, in my wildest of dreams, could I have predicted, as they placed you on my chest – a brand […]


This is a little more difficult than I anticipated…

… and other extreme sports. I’m kidding, of course. I haven’t been lying to you; I’m NOT 11 years old – at least, not any more. However, I have spent the last two mornings pretending to be eleven years old (and, as a result, trying to sneakily cover my lovely […]


Pregnant By Accident, Having a Baby By Choice

Today, courtesy of my amazing mom, I read an article by an American woman called Bee Lavender – you can read it here, at the Guardian website – Young, Gifted and Pregnant. The article resonates with me in many ways. Like Bee, I was the typical “not supposed to get […]