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7 benefits of using a social infertility coach

When I was considering having a baby on my own, I'd never heard of the term Social Infertility. It's now used much more widely and describes the scenario of being unable to conceive a child naturally due to social circumstances (i.e being single) rather than a...

Advice I’d give my 35 year old self

At 35 I felt pretty consumed with anxiety about the very real possibility of missing out on motherhood. I was single and as a result it felt that with every passing day my chances of having a baby were slipping away. I really wanted to create my own little family,...

Top Tips for Attending Antenatal Classes Solo

One of the most common questions I get asked by prospective solo mums is whether I would recommend attending an antenatal class alone.   I will admit, it is one of the things I felt uncharacteristically anxious about. In the UK, we have NCT classes and I...

Am I too fussy to meet a romantic partner?

One reason more women are choosing solo motherhood is that they are becoming too fussy when finding a partner. This is what I have seen commented on recently. I'm not sure I agree. I’ve had people question me about whether this is the reason I've never met someone...

Why I gravitate towards ‘happy families’

I've read many blogs aimed at single parents that advise you to avoid situations where you'll bump into 'happy families'. This recommendation is to prevent you feeling upset by seeing other people happy in their family unit. The most recent one I read stated:...

How I’m approaching Father’s Day as a solo mum

Father's Day can be difficult for some people, depending on your personal circumstances. Daisy is too young to understand it this year, but it got me thinking how I would handle it in the future, when she is older. For this year, we're heading to my dad's for a...

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