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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Co-Parenting: An alternative to having a child as a single parent

I've written before on this blog about the concept of co-parenting. For women who are single and who do want children, the idea of co-parenting a child is a viable option. In many cases, a woman opts to have a child with a gay male friend.

In the Guadian newspaper, there has been a regular column written by a gay man who has a child (with another on the way) with his male partner and a female friend (who is the biological mother). In this column, he explains how the situation arose and how it seemed a good option for his woman friend. There isn't alot written about co-parenting so I was pleased to be able to share this with all of you!

Friday, 30 December 2011

How does having children affect the happiness of a marriage?

Came across this piece claiming that the secret to a happy marriage is to be child-free OR have lots of them (i.e. more than 4)!

The author speculates on why this might be and comes to several conclusions around why this might be.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

While I regret having children? Will I regret it if I don't have children?

The two biggest fears that women who come to see me express is that they might regret their decision either way. Will I regret having children? Will I regret it if I don't have children?
So when I found this article on the top five regrets that people had on their deathbed, I wanted to share it with you. The top five were:
1) Not having the courage to live a true life and having conformed to others beliefs/wishes.
2) Working too hard
3) Not expressing true feelings/surpressing feelings
4) Losing touch with friends.
5) Not allowing themselves to be happy
It's a great article - and it confirms what I say to clients. If you get in touch with your vision on how you REALLY want to live your life, if you start expressing how you REALLY feel about having/not having children to your partner, if you create a great support network and if can consciously choose things and ways of being that make you happy - you are less likely to feel regret. I love working with people on the decision to have children or not - because in the process of making a decision, they also realise that they can live their lives in more powerful and confident ways. They can make choices and they can live their life from a place of wholeness.