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Judged for being a teenage mother

Young mum, Emily Alexander, is sharing the experience of facing and overcoming being judged for being a teenage mother. Since […]

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Looking back at Little Lullaby our young parent project

As Little Lullaby our young parent project draws to a close we share memories and ask our young parent volunteers what Little Lullaby meant to them

What I'm most proud of as a young dad

We asked young dad, Ruben what he's most proud of as a young dad. Find out what he had to say!

You can still achieve so much after having children!

Listen to all the things young mum of 2, Geneva, has achieved since having her sons!

Why I love using cloth nappies

Young mum of 2, Ellie, shares why she's chosen to use cloth nappies for both of her boys.

My daughter Delilah's first year

Young mum to Delilah, Libby, shares how her first year with her daughter has been.

I chose a doula to be my birth partner

Young mum, Farrah, explains why a doula was the best birthing partner choice for her!

Falling pregnant at 17 during college

Young mum, Leanne, shares how she felt about falling pregnant whilst studying at college.

What I want to teach my children

We asked our young parents what they would like to teach their children!

Don’t be scared to talk to your midwife

Young mum, Geneva, encourages young mums to be honest and open with their midwives!

The importance of support from teachers

Young mum, Sharmika, shares her experience of being pregnant at sixth form and college.

Maintaining friends and making new ones!

Young mum, Loren, shares how her relationship with her best friend changed during her pregnancy.

My two pregnancies were completely different!

Young mum of two, Shannon, shares the differences between her two pregnancies.

A message for Mother's Day!

We asked young parents if they had a message for the special ladies in their lives for Mother's Day.

My complicated labour

Young mum, Harriet, shares her labour and birth story.

My advice for employers - by Libby

Young mum, Libby shares some advice for employers on how to better support expectant mums.

10 things to do on Valentine's Day

10 ways you can spend Valentine’s with your little ones!

My experience of bonding late with my son

Young dad, Ismail offers advice to anyone who might be getting to know their child at a later stage.

My Stoptober update

We caught up with Geneva for a Stoptober update. Find out how she's been doing.

My advice for sixth form teachers - by Shannon

Young mum of 2 daughters, Shannon, offers some advice to sixth form teachers.

Day-to-day challenges of motherhood

Young mum, Libby, talks about her day-to-day challenges as a new mum.

Ellie's home birth story

Young mum, Ellie, shares her home birth experience of second son, Oliver.

Ways I look after myself - part 1

In this three-part series, young mum, Nelle, discusses the ways she takes some time for herself.

My friend was first to know I was pregnant!

Young mum, Leigh speaks about how her friendships changed when she became a mum to son, Jayden.

Back to education after having children: my advice

Young mum of 2 daughters, Shannon, shares some helpful advice.

Have your New Year's Eve plans changed since having children?

We asked young parents how their New Year's Eve plans have changed, and what their plans are to see in 2018!

What are your Christmas traditions?

Young parents share their family Christmas traditions with us.

Advice for co-parenting at Christmas

Co-parenting can be tricky and sometimes Christmas can make things more complicated.

I went back into education after having children

After having 2 children, Shannon is studying to be a nurse and shared with us what it's like back in education.

Being a parent and living with my parents

Young mum, Libby, shares how she is finding living with her parents and daughter, Delilah.

Preparing my son for his little brother

Young mum, Ellie, tells us how she is preparing her 2-year-old son, Isaac for his little brother.

A mother isn't all I am!

Young mum, Nelle, spoke to us about what she did to maintain her independence when she became a mum.

The highs and lows of co-parenting

Amber, from Teen Mom UK, spoke to us about the highs and lows of co-parenting with her ex-boyfriend.

Changes to my body after giving birth

Young mum, Richelle, shares about the changes she noticed after giving birth to her son, Zachary.

How our relationship has changed since having children

Young mum, Sophie reflects on how her relationship with her partner, Pat has changed since having children.

Tips for co-parenting experience

Young dad, Ruben speaks about the importance of communication when co-parenting.

The challenges of being a single parent

Young mum, Leigh, speaks about the challenges of being a single parent (as well as the benefits!)

Our review of Black British History: Black Influences on British Culture

Harriet, young mum to Rosie, reviewed 'Black British History: Black Influences on British Culture'.

Changes to your body after giving birth - breast size

Young mum, Loren, reminds us to embrace the changes to our bodies after giving birth!

How I balance studying, work and being a mum

Young mum Tamera, gives some advice for balancing work, studying and being a mum.

Dating on a budget for under £20! 

Sophie, mum to Delilah and Indiana, compiles a fab list of date ideas.

Completing my A levels at 9 months pregnant

Young mum at 17, Ellie, talks about completing her A Levels whilst 9 months pregnant.

The importance of support by Mia from Teen Mom UK

Mia, from Teen Mom UK, speaks about the importance of support.

5 tips to boost your mental health

According to research, these five things can help boost our mental wellbeing!

How to approach family and friends who smoke, before they visit

Ellie explains why it’s important to ask family and friends who smoke not to do so before visiting your new born baby.

How I deal with my baby's allergies - by Megan

Megan, mum at 17, shares the challenges of dealing with her daughter Nevaeh's allergies.

5 things I do to look after myself - by Henrietta

Young mum Henrietta shares with us the 5 things she does to look after herself.

Don't forget date night!

Thanks to Chloe Patton, from Teen Mom UK, for the reminder to not forget date night!

My baby's first 12 months - Elsa and Zarah

Young Parent Ambassador, Elsa shares with us how her first year as mum to daughter Zarah is going.

My experience of living in a mother and baby unit

Young mum to Aveya, Leanne, spoke about her positive experience of living in a mother and baby unit.

Changes to your body after giving birth - breastfeeding

Some of the changes to our bodies after giving birth might come as a surprise. Ellie shares how breastfeeding changed her body.

How my midwife impacted my pregnancy - Sophie's experience

Sophie shares the different experiences she had for each of her pregnancies and how important it is to form a good relationship with your midwife.

Becoming a mum at 19 - Madison's story

Madison, young mum to Zarah, talks about becoming a mum at 19 including the challenges she's faced.

What I'm most proud of - Megan from Teen Mom UK

Megan from Teen Mom UK shares with the Little Lullaby team what she is most proud of as a mum.

Starting your child at nursery: Leigh's experience

Leigh, young mum to Jayden, shares her experience of starting her son at nursery.

When your friend's child has a health condition – the quick(ish) guide

Holly, young mum to Poppy gives a quick-ish guide on what to do when your friend's child has a health condition.

The importance of saving money

Chloe from Teen Mom UK explains the importance of saving money.

My three biggest challenges I've faced as a mum

Sophie, young mum to Rosie talks about her three biggest challenges she's faced as a mum.

Coping with the 'Terrible Twos'

Discover how Amber, from Teen Mom UK, copes with the terrific and 'Terrible Twos!'

How do you deal with tantrums?

Are you finding it difficult to approach your little one's tantrums? We asked a couple of the lovely young mums on our Young Parent Panel and Teen Mom UK about how they deal with tantrums.

Advice for new mums - keeping calm

Sassi, from Teen Mom UK offers advice for other young mums who've just found out they're pregnant and how to remain calm when the going gets tough.

It's not that easy - challenges I still face as a young mum

Find out more about the challenges Jayde faces as a young mum of 1. Here she talks about early mornings, education and work.

I'm not a perfect mum - there's no such thing!

"There's no rules or handbook to parenting, just do your best that you can do."

Tips for taking your baby out this summer

Shanice and Jayde from Busy Baby, Happy Baby give us their advice for taking your little one(s) out and about while the weather is warm :)

You're only 2 people away from achieving your dreams

"You're only 2 to 3 people away from the person that you wanna meet -- whether that's the president, whether that's the Queen, whether that's the mayor..."

Why go to antenatal classes for young parents?

All parents have worries or questions about birth and the weeks that follow, no matter what age you are, but antenatal classes can help alleviate those fears.

The 5 best places to take your little ones in London

Shanice and Jayde from the Busy Baby, Happy Baby blog run down their top things to do with small babies in London.

A clear cot is a safer cot

A clear cot is the safest cot for babies to sleep in and helps reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

What it's like to be treated differently as a young mum

Sophie on the challenges she faced when looking for work as a young mum, and how you can get free support if you're having similar problems.

Life in my shoes as a young parent: the ups and downs

"As long as you stay focused and do what you love, you are destined for happiness."

My daughter is my best friend and my motivation

"I honestly can’t wait for what my future holds."

Teen Mom UK season 2 is coming!

Young mums are back on MTV in Teen Mom UK and we're so excited to see how they're getting on!

Adjusting to life as a working mum: my experience

"I hope that I'm now giving her a little bit of inspiration; maybe being a bit more of a role model than I have been before."

Why I'm giving up my time to support other young mum

"There's a lot of organisations that are out there that young mums just don't know about."

Pregnancy: the hidden truth

"The stuff people don't tell you. The stuff you would rather know now than find out one day."

How to help your child after the death of a loved one

Harriet's practical advice on helping your child through the death of someone they're close to.

6 tips for staying focused on your future as a young parent

"How are we supposed to stay motivated for something we’re looking to achieve 1, 2, 3, or even 5 years from now? No doubt it’s difficult. But it is doable."

Being a young student mum hasn't been an easy ride, but I survived

"I worked hard and studied, took my GCSEs in slow labour and achieved mostly As and Bs. Not too shabby for a girl with 'no prospects or future', hey?"

5 things I learned being a young mum

Linda - who had her son when she was 18 - looks back on her time as a young mum and the lessons she learned along the way.

Young parents: never feel like you're going through it alone

"Young mums need to know that there are women who have been in their situations who've got their back."

Dating as a young mum: what I’ve learned

Adding a baby to your family can put a strain on your relationship with your partner at the best of times, but what about when you add a new partner to an existing family unit?

Breastfeeding as a new mum: Serena's experience and advice

Young mum Serena tells us about her experience of breastfeeding for 6 months after her daughter Skye was born, and her advice if you're a new mum.

Parenting hasn't been easy but here we are, together, 2 years later

"I knew that Liam would be an amazing father. However, I had no idea how a baby would impact our relationship."

Where to get support if you've been bereaved

Sharing your thoughts and feelings can help during a time of grief and some people decide to seek help from bereavement support services.

5 small things you can do to support an additional needs parent

"Showing kindness, sharing a warm smile and asking a genuine ‘how are you?’ could be the small things needed to lift our spirits."

My simple piece of advice for other young mums

Harriet's advice on achieving your dreams and staying true to yourself.

Keeping kids safe - advice from the RoSPA

Bumps and scrapes are all part of growing up. But how do you help prevent more serious accidents happening to your baby?

What to pack in your baby bag

Young mum-of-two Sophie runs through what she packs every day in her baby bag when she's out and about with Delilah and Indiana :)

Finding my place in the world of motherhood

"Trying to find mum-friends when your self confidence is at rock bottom is scary and daunting."

What to pack in your hospital bag for birth

Young mum Serena takes us through what she found useful when she gave birth to her daughter.

The hardest part of my week as a working mum

Alex's honest video about the challenges that come with being a working mum.

Leaving your baby with a child minder: Richelle's experience

Young mum Richelle talks about how she felt leaving her son Zac with a child minder when she started college and her advice for finding one that you can trust.

5 things I wish I'd known before becoming a mum

I became a mummy a lot sooner than I thought I would. I had just turned 18 and a month later my little bubba boy entered this world.

How asking for flexible working hours changed my life

Sophie, now 28, tells us how standing up for herself at work made her more productive, happier and less stressed as a parent.

Confronting the challenges of life: Nadia's story

Nadia writes about the struggles she has met being a young woman and a young mother facing the world of work.

How being a mum has changed me

Happy Mother's Day! Ellie explains how her life has changed for the better since she had her baby boy, Isaac.

What's worth investing in when you have a baby?

From baby grows to breast bumps, young mums Loren and Ellie explain what they're glad they invested in when they had their little boys.

How to reduce the risk of SIDS: a video by young parents

Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months of their lives, and where they get that sleep is very important.

How to choose beds, buggies and rockers: money saving tips from Loren and Richelle

Loren and Richelle give their top tips on how to save money when buying prams, cots, and other things that you might be wondering whether to buy before your baby arrives.

Being a student parent: how I balance college, work AND motherhood!

Richelle on the ups and downs of her journey and her advice on managing your priorities.

Learn how to give first aid to a choking baby in 40 seconds

If you only watch one video today, make it this one!

What it's like to stay at a Teenage Pregnancy Unit

Emily is a young mum who went to Willowbrook Place, a Teenage Parent Unit (TPU) in Maidstone, when she was 17. Here she tells her story.

A day in the life of a young working mum

Young mum Linda lets us into her life as a working parent...

What I wish I’d known before I became a parent

"I know that kids are great for not doing what you want them to, so I’ve decided to shed the expectations, take every moment as it comes and just enjoy raising my children as best I can."

10 everyday challenges for parents of children with additional needs

Sometimes it can be hard for people to know what life can be like for children with additional needs and their parents, so here are some of the most common challenges me and my son Jayden face.

5 things I want to achieve in my 20s (and how I motivate myself)

"Having a baby at 15 was certainly a challenge... Yet here I am today, aged 23 and my son aged 8, living a wonderful life."

How I make co-parenting work with my ex

Serena - young mum of Skye - explains the secrets behind her good co-parenting relationship with her ex and the lessons they've learned along the way.

How I kept motivated to quit smoking

21-year-old mum Verona shares how baby Amelia inspired her to stop smoking for good.

My journey as a single parent wasn’t easy, but I made it

"If I knew about the services and how important it was to talk to people about how I was feeling then I think I would of enjoyed pregnancy a bit more."

Safer sleep for babies: young mums explain 4 simple tips

Test your knowledge of safer sleep for babies in our true or false video.

First aid for parents: what to do if there's something wrong with your baby

Many parents worry about different conditions affecting their baby, such as finding their baby not breathing or meningitis, so it's a good idea to learn what to do in these situations.

18 things I wish I'd known about pregnancy and giving birth

From leaky nipples and contractions to healing and umbilical cords: young mum Ellie explains...

A year of cuteness! Our 2016 photo album

Here's to a 2017 filled cute smiles, giggles and happy mummies! Here are our favourite photos by young mums and dads from 2016.

6 things that surprised me about motherhood

"I always knew I'd love the babies but I never, ever imagined how intense it would be."

This is what postnatal depression looks like

"I was very ill. I felt suicidal. I felt my children would be better off without me."

What happens at antenatal appointments? Morgan's experience

Young mum Morgan on how going to her antenatal appointments may have saved her baby’s life.

How to achieve anything as a young mum: Amber's advice

"If you've got your mind set on something then you need to go for it."

My top 5 challenging/embarrassing moments, by Mia

From soggy cereal to wee on the sofa - Mia Boardman from Teen Mom UK tells all about her top 5 motherhood challenges!

Why I love being a mum: my top 5 magic moments

"Just out of nowhere and I cried my eyes out, obviously happy tears! That was a truly magical moment."

"You’re thrown in at the deep end": Lettie's advice for new mums

"You’ve got this big baby bump and everyone is staring at you. You just feel people are judging you because of your age."

Teen Mom UK episode 6 recap: Alex's verdict!

"Megan's family tensions are clearly still alive after the cheating scandal."

How I stopped smoking while I was pregnant

Young mum Shedenise talks about how she coped with cravings.

4 yummy dinners that cost less than £1 per portion

Who said delicious food has to cost a load of money?

5 super-cute facts about your baby

5 things you probably didn't know about your baby!

Teen Mom UK episode 5 recap: Loren's reaction

"Wow, Raphael has took the player game up a few levels hasn't he?"

Top 5 magic moments since becoming a mum: Mia from Teen Mom UK vlogs!

Mia's favourite moments since becoming a mum to little Marliya.

Being me… and mum: 4 ways to de-stress on a budget

"To be a great parent, you need to have time to do things for you."

Teen Mom UK star Naomi vlogs for us! "My 3 biggest ambitions..."

"You can't stop me just because I've had a baby young. If anything it just motivates me to really do good for myself."

Teen Mom UK news: Megan is pregnant again... and it's a girl!

Teen Mom UK star Megan Ferrari is expecting the arrival of a baby girl - a sister for McKenzie in April 2017!

Teen Mom UK episode 3 recap: Loren's reaction!

I've just watched the new episode of Teen Mum UK and what can I say, amazing!

How to make Christmas special on a budget

Jayde, Sharna, Loren, Ellie and Richelle on saving money at Christmas - and what babies definitely don't need...

5 challenges all single mums will understand (and how I coped)

"Seeing my son happy, healthy and constantly smiling was a constant reminder of what a great job I was doing."

Teen Mom UK episode 2 recap: Stephanie's verdict!

"My heart bleeds for Megan... how could he!!... and then have the nerve to propose to her."

Chloe from Teen Mom UK vlogs for us! "5 motherhood surprises"

Chloe Patton from MTV's Teen Mom UK vlogs for us on the 5 things that surprised her about pregnancy and motherhood... from being kicked in the ribs to leaky nipples!

10 ways to keep kids busy indoors this winter

Make the most of your time at home by trying these super simple autumn winter crafts!

MTV's Teen Mom UK episode one recap: Ellie's verdict on the new show

Last night the first episode of MTV's Teen Mom UK aired and we got to see the five mothers, their beautiful children, the highs and lows that come with becoming a parent.

Teen Mom UK puts young mums in the spotlight!

The five young mums will set out to show that age is just a number when it comes to parenting.

15 things to consider when you apply to uni as a young parent

Hello all, I'm Hannah. I'm 21 and figuring out how to write a dissertation while also coping with an independent 3-year-old!

The signs and symptoms of postnatal depression

Following mental health day earlier in the month, I thought I would write another blog about my own mental health.

Managing stress as a working parent: Linda's advice

"I almost feel like a superwoman to be fair!"

13 young mum bloggers we love, and how to follow them

Here are a few of our favourite young mum bloggers and where to follow them on Instagram...

The importance of dads: Stephanie's story of single parenthood

"In this generation we are so quick to give up on fathers an have the 'I can do it alone' mentality."

How to establish a schedule and get more done!

Linda, who got pregnant when she was 17, gives her advice on establishing a schedule and how it helped her get more done as a working parent.

How to find your new home (with a little one in tow!)

So, we got an offer for a house and I am absolutely over the moon!

How to tell your employer that you're pregnant

Linda's advice on your rights as a working mum-to-be, plus where to go for help.

"I shouted 'My baby, my baby’s here!'" Ellie's birth story

Ellie's honest vlog about giving birth to baby Isaac.

Living with family: the ups and downs!

"Living with family is a joy, its a pain, it's amusing, it's sad: it's all of the above and more."

How to manage child care as a single parent: Linda's advice

"The thought of leaving my son with someone I didn't know was daunting..."

Why and how I use cloth nappies: Ellie's vlog

Ellie explains how she uses cloth nappies for baby Isaac in her new vlog.

"I could feel every... single... thing!" Richelle's birth story

"I was crouched down, walking to A&E; that's when I could feel every... single... thing!"

Dealing with 'working mum guilt': Linda's advice

Linda's shares her advice for dealing with the guilt that naturally comes with being a working parent.

4 things you'll hear as a young parent (and how to deal with them)

"Planning my life around fatherhood wasn't impossible. But I hadn’t prepared for the reactions of my friends and family."

How to save money and budget as a young parent

Guest blogger Alex from Young Mummy Survival Guide is just about to start her third year of university and she's also planning her wedding, so she knows a thing or two about budgeting! We asked her for top tips on saving those pennies when you're a young parent...

Boobs, breast pumps and biscuits: my breastfeeding experience

"The bond and closeness I feel with my son when I breastfeed him is indescribable and I feel happy that I’m giving him the best start I can give him."

23 things to do and consider before you give birth

The moment those lines on a pregnancy test tell us we're going to have a baby, there's one that every parent-to-be feels: overwhelmed.

What contraception should I use after birth?

Young mum Charlotte on why she's planning her contraception options now, and also what contraception you can use after birth.

Being a mum-of-two is not easy, but it's 100% worth it

"Being a mum of two has changed my life even more than I thought it was going to..."

30 reasons I love being a young mum

"I had MSN as a teenager so I’ve experienced the perks and pitfalls of being a kid with a social media account."

How to tell strict parents you're pregnant: young mums' advice

"A month ago I found out I'm pregnant. I've been with my boyfriend for 4 years and we are really nervous to tell our parents."

Young, pregnant and proud of it!

Young mum Sarah's advice for young parents worried about being judged.

Me, Ben and Bump: full-term and feeling it!

"Our little girl seems to wriggle even more now and when she moves my belly does a whole Mexican wave!"

There is no manual for parenthood, so never give up on your goals

"You are not a failure just because you may have to finish something you started a while ago."

Young mum Becca's birth story: "I'd do it again in a heartbeat"

"The universe has us on different paths for a reason, and I’m pretty happy with mine. It’ll never be perfect but it’s definitely, completely, 100% worth every second."

Me, Ben and Bump

"My pregnancy has brought people together it’s also shown me how people can change..."

Young mums have ambition and we are worthy of respect

"Being a young mum shouldn’t be a pass to be judged and walked over."

Your rights at work: Sophie's advice

Sophie's advice for young mums-to-be in work and the support she got from her employer.

I’m working for me and my son's future

I can’t pretend that it's easy. But I enjoy shooting down all those “your life is over” comments...