young parents


Young Parent Blogger List

One of the first things I did when I found out I was pregnant; before I’d even set up The Speed Bump, was look for other young parent bloggers. I wanted to read other people’s experiences; to be inspired and reassured that everything was going to be alright. At that […]


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 […]


Let’s Hear It For The Boy…

A year ago, I posted my graduation post. Today, we’re off to another graduation ceremony – this time, it’s Daf’s! I don’t feel like I give Daf enough credit in this blog. In fact, I don’t think he gets enough credit in general. Everyone tells me how well I did […]


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 […]


So You Think You Can Mom?

I see you, childless/newly pregnant woman – dishing out parenting advice, pontificating on pregnancy; uttering the timeless phrase, “When I have children, I will…”. Slow your ropes there, lady. If there’s one thing all parents everywhere resent, it’s being told how to parent by someone who doesn’t have the first idea about parenting. It’s why people […]