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.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Having a child as an older mother

Sometimes women who are making the decision to have children or not are concerned about having a child as an older mother. Here's a good article exploring that difficult issue.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/11811984/Whats-it-really-like-to-have-your-first-child-in-your-50s.html

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Simple Pleasures

Following on from my post yesterday on the drop of happiness that occurs for new parents, I wanted to share this delightful and funny letter to new parents on the simple pleasures that you do give up when you become a parent.

http://goodmenproject.com/families/the-30-simple-pleasures-you-will-give-up-when-you-become-a-parent-wat/

Although it's very true that newborn's make many of the simple pleasures in life you take for granted difficult,  as a coach, I encourage people - whether they are making the baby decision or whether they are parents who are wanting more of their life back, to decide what is important to you and how you can create space to have these things in your life - despite the challenges.  And of course, as your child gets older, you do slowly regain pieces of your old life back and you can enjoy some of these pleasures once more.

Monday, 17 August 2015

New parenthood leads to a drop in happiness


A study showing that new parenthood rarely equates with happiness!

'About 30 percent remained at about the same state of happiness or better once they had the baby, according to self-reported measures of well-being. The rest said their happiness decreased during the first and second year after the birth.'

Of those new mothers and fathers whose happiness went down, 37 percent (742) reported a one-unit drop, 19 percent (383) a two-unit drop and 17 percent (341) a three-unit drop.

Being a new parent is hard work - sleep deprivation combined with new responsibilities can weigh heavily on us.  The study showed that people's drop in happiness fell into three categories - one being the overwhelming responsibilities of new parenthood.  One of the questions I have is whether happiness rises back once children become older?

Saturday, 15 August 2015