It takes a village to raise a child

This year, I’ve written quite prolifically about my fertility and health problems.  But as 2019 draws to a close, I’m thinking about the future – particularly as I’m careering towards 30 at (what seems like) an alarming rate. Specifically, I’m thinking about family plans.  Whilst so many things are going well (family, friends, career and…

Is it starting?

Not being a mum was never an option for me.  But over the last few years, circumstance has meant remaining childless might be a consideration.  Being single at 26 is fine, and I know many women (who want children) don’t have them until their late 30’s and early 40’s, however, I haven’t found someone I’d…

Adult life, on fast-forward

30’s the new 20. They said. You’ve got ages to start worrying about all that grown-up stuff. They said. And I listened.  But over the past week or so, many of my twentysomething friends have seemed to suddenly grow up; they are: moving in with their partners, buying properties, trying to procreate, actually pregnant. I was under…