One to One Coaching

I offer free 30 minute telephone/Skype consultations for people wanting to find out more about coaching on the 'baby decision'. Email me at mailto:beth@ticktockcoaching.co.uk and assistant Laura will respond and arrange an appointment with you. Visit http://www.ticktockcoaching.co.uk/ for more information about my coaching services.

Monday, 23 June 2014

How having a baby simplifies your life

A very amusing article ..... 

Deciding to be a single mother by choice

An excellent resource for single women trying to decide whether to have children or not is the website Single Mothers by Choice.  This post talks about making the decision to be a single mother by choice. http://www.singlemothersbychoice.org/2014/06/21/deciding-whether-or-not-to-become-an-smc/

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Reflections on the Popes recent comments

A reflection on recent comments by the Pope by a Childfree blogger. I was recently interviewed on the radio about this and was very interested to read the perspective of this blogger.  http://kerryedwyer.com/2014/06/15/why-being-childless-makes-me-fruitful/

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Pope comments on childfree couples

Today I appeared on BBC Radio Tees to discuss the recent comments made by the pope that couples that choose to be childfree were not living fulfilled lives - I obviously disagreed with that perspective ! Have a listen here at about 54:36 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zmmtj

Monday, 2 June 2014

Kirstie Allsopp gives advice to young women to have children in their 20's

Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp has waded into the baby decision debate by telling young women to put having a baby ahead of their career.  I understand her reasoning.  It is true that fertility drops sharper after 35 and many women who have started to explore having children after 35 are often shocked when there are difficulties due to age.  Saying that if she had a daughter, Allsopp  says that she would advice her not to go to university but to work, buy a flat, get a boyfriend and have a baby.

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/jun/02/kirstie-allsop-young-women-ditch-university-baby-by-27

While I think the discussion on when to have children is important (and very important for women in their late 20's when they are talking about the future with potential partners), I don't think that having children before continuing with education and career is necessary!