Single and worried you might miss out on motherhood?

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Mel Johnson

The Solo Parenthood Coach ™

Hi, I’m Mel. I’m the UK’s first and only Solo Parenthood Coach.

I support women from around the world who are single and keen to ensure they don’t miss out on parenthood.

I founded The Stork and I following my own personal journey to solo motherhood. I’m a solo mum (single mother by choice) to my 5 year old daughter.

As a Solo Parenthood Coach, I provide 1:2:1 and group coaching sessions to single women enabling them to feel empowered and in control of their route to parenthood. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of coaching thousands of women on the path to solo parenthood!

My style of working is a blended approach of coaching, research-based information provision, and insights from my own journey.

I coach women considering solo parenthood, pregnant solo mothers-to-be, and current solo mothers.

Mel Johnson - Solo Motherhood Coach and founder of The Stork and I

Empowering single women to: Understand their route to motherhood – Embrace their chosen path – Be part of a supportive community

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Work with Mel

Group Coaching Courses

Group coaching courses for all stages, from considering solo motherhood to solo parenting.

1:2:1 Coaching

One to one coaching sessions with Mel to discuss specific topics in more detail and get personalised support.

The Stork and I Membership

Monthly membership providing support, connection and resources for solo motherhood.

The Stork And I Mum Tribe Facebook Group

This group is a closed community for solo mums and people thinking about becoming a solo mum. It’s a place for discussion, recommendations and support. Everyone welcome with discussion focusing on thinking of starting the journey, trying to conceive as well as thriving as a solo mum.

I have just finished the “choosing solo” course and found it incredibly uplifting and inspiring. It covered all the issues and fears that I have spent months grappling with in a very practical and honest way. Mel is a fantastic coach who is very open in her approach and and offers sensible, practical information and advice. I would recommend this programme for anyone at an early stage of their thoughts about solo motherhood. I found it of real benefit to be able to share experiences with women in similar circumstances.


I found Mel’s coaching sessions really informative and helpful in helping me to make decisions about how to move forward. It was great to have the support of the other women on the course and it was fabulous having the chance to ask questions and share experiences! I’d highly recommend this course!


This was a very informative course which really helped me consolidate my thinking and feelings about this venture. Mel is extremely responsive and happy to go the extra mile to ensure she can answer your specific questions. The 3 evenings were well divided to cover different components of the decision making process, and it gave me confidence, thinking that I had already considered a lot of the aspects mentioned, as well as new ideas and food for thought. I found the online format a little daunting at first but this worked well too.


I already knew that I wanted to become a solo mum but Mel’s Choosing Solo course has given me to confidence to go for it! Apart from being able to benefit from Mel’s wealth of knowledge and experience, having the opportunity to meet other women in a similar situation was invaluable to me.


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