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.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Having Children and the Green Issue

One of the debates I've become increaseingly interested in is the environmental issue around having kids. This article discusses findings by the BMJ.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Flying Solo - Documentary

Just finished watching this fantastic (if abit long!!) documentary on the BBC, Flying Solo - Confessions of a Free Woman. The filmaker, Jennifer Fox turned the camera on herself and her life decisions - one of those was around having children.

I had to check out her website and she has a blog - and it's actually kept up to date! Woo hoo!!

So this post 'So I forgot to have children or did I? And what I like about it is how thoughtful it is on the issue - from the perspective of someone who has tried to conceive and who now is thinking what it might mean not to have children - after wanting them so much.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

One in five women not having children

New research from the US shows that one in five women have decided not to have children.

See article here

Friday, 15 August 2008

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Co-parenting

One of the options that people have is to co-parent. What is co-parenting you might be asking? Well, co-parenting is mainly known in the lesbian and gay community as a way to raise child. Traditionally, it happens when a lesbian or lesbian couple ask a man (usually although not always) to be a 'co-parent'. The man provides his sperm and is not just a sperm donor but takes on the role of father. There is an excellent article in the Canadian magazine the Walrus which discusses lesbian and gay families.

This model of parenting can be extended to single heterosexual women and men - and in some cases heterosexual couples who may be infertile. I have know single heterosexual women who don't have a partner or who have a partner who doesn't want children to look at co-parenting as a way to raise children. I'm definately going to be blogging again about this topic and I'm very interested in interviewing anyone out there who is involved in co-parenting in this way!

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Men and the decision


As I've oft mentioned in the blog, the issue for many women who do want children but are struggling with the decision is in either finding a partner or they are with a partner who doesn't want kids.

This column in an Australian newspaper neatly captures that dilemma - and it was written by a man!