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Welcome to Alice & Amelia NewYoungMum I am so pleased you’ve stumbled across my little blog.

15th August 2013

August 2013

I’m 21 years old and single Mum to my crazy toddler Amelia who is now 2 years old- where does the time go?!

I had many questions that sometimes I have found difficult to get answered so I am writing this blog in an attempt to make things simpler. I spent hours scrolling the internet trying to find stories of people who had been in a similar situation to me and didn’t manage to find anything I could relate to so hopefully someone else will find comfort in my blog.

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My blog includes a variety of things that all sum up mine and Amelia’s life including; life blogs, ย craft ideas, recipes, reviews and a tonne of photos. I welcome comments in response to anything I write or if you want to get in touch with me personally please email alice@newyoungmum.com.

My experience of motherhood so far has been challenging but so rewarding and even with a two year old it really is just the beginning of our life together. I am very excited for our future and really want to remember these memories and share them with you all.

If you still want to know more this is a snippet from my first blog post–

“Life as I knew it will no longer be the same; whilst all my friends are going back to University and carrying on with the lives they created for themselves at the beginning of last year (just like I did going off to university) I am now taking a hold on that to be a mum full time for the next year. Initially I was studying at Brighton University which is about 2 hours from my home. This seems less than practical now I have a baby; don’t really want to be living alone and so far away from my support system i.e. mum and dad! Luckily all going well I should be able to transfer my course to Bournemouth University starting next year(September 2014). This will make things much easier as it is my local University. I am very determined to finish the course I started, BA Geography. Although it may take a little longer and be done differently to what I thought this time last year in the long run having the degree means I can then do my PGCE and get a job teaching Geography at secondary level. Having this degree will put Amelia and I in a much better position and eventually working in a school means I would have summer holidays off to spend time with by the time I would have graduated 4-5 years time a young daughter!ย 

Its tough because when I discovered I was pregnant life lost its sense of direction for me; having been in school for 12 years then sixth form for 2 years then off to university this seemed to just throw me into the deep end of nothing! I found that really overwhelming and one of the hardest things to deal with but now I feel on top of my new direction and excited for the next year to watch Amelia grow and not have to miss any of it”.ย 

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. 6th September 2013 / 10:32 pm

    Was different for me in that I was 21 and doing my finals just before giving birth. And we got married afterwards. But it was weird being out of kilter with both my Uni set of friends and the other mums around me who were much older.

    Mine are 12 and 14 now! You look like you’re making a great job of motherhood.

    • Hazel, Mumpany
      15th October 2015 / 12:52 pm

      @Denise, I can so relate to you. I was doing my GCSEs and gave birth the following October. My friends quickly drifted away because we were on such different paths. Cheesy as it sounds, my now-hubby was/is my best friend so I was lucky in that respect. I have found it very hard to make friends with other mums though. They’re all 10-20 years older than me! Our boys are nearly 10 & 8 now. I just turned 27 which I guess is properly grown up, but I still “feel young” – I know that sounds strange!

      @Alice, you seem to be doing an admirable job! You look like a great, determined mum with a very happy daughter! We have a new group specially for young mums: http://www.mumpany.com/young-mums-group-for-teenage-mums-mums-to-be/ It would be great if you would join.

  2. Larisa
    27th November 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Well done Alice, I was 18 when I had Hayden and me and my husband are now running our successful business.
    Anything is possible Hun, all you need is your friends and family. Great blog too! Motherhood is tough but the happy times are solo worth it. I’m expecting my 3rd now. Good luck Hun”, remember your not on your own xxxxx

  3. Silvie
    18th December 2013 / 6:28 pm

    Even though I was 27 when I gave birth to my oldest, It was such a life altering experience. I honestly wish I could have found a blog like this one to relate to. Keep up the great work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 20th December 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Aww cute story hun ๐Ÿ™‚ I had my son at 17, I am only 20 now! It is great being a mummy ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you and Alice are both okay, looking forward to more posts soon!! Have followed on twitter too xoxo

  5. 3rd January 2014 / 8:04 pm

    Congrats! What a sweet little baby you have! Once you have kids, life changes – it doesn’t matter how old you are. I had my first at 40 and it’s amazing – just as I think I’m getting good a motherhood, THEY change. Again, congrats!

  6. 12th January 2014 / 10:21 am

    Same as me! I fell pregnant in my first year in uni and I am currently having a year off and going back to study in September 2014, luckily for me my uni’s only 15 minutes away, I’m also 19. Haven’t found anyone else in the same position so would be great to chat ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 17th January 2014 / 3:58 pm

    Yeh I go back in September to the university a bit more local which I’m looking forward to but it’s also going to be difficult I can imagine. Will be worth it in the long run ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks so much and nice to hear from someone in a similar situation!

  8. 6th March 2014 / 10:50 pm

    Our kids are really close in age. My daughter is just a week older. Your little one is absolutely precious and I really like your blog a lot. I also started following you on Twitter. ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m nominating you for the Liebster Award! If you want to participate, just stop by my blog for the details. Keep blogging!

    • 6th March 2014 / 10:54 pm

      Oh wow so she was just toward the end of August?:) thanks so much!! I will go over to your blog and take a look at what I need to do. So grateful and very exciting. Thankyou very much ๐Ÿ™‚ followed you on twitter too x

  9. 24th July 2014 / 2:04 pm

    hi,
    i was 22 when i gave birth to my son, and first year at the campus. And 26 now i gave second birth to my daughter 3 weeks ago. I like my kids but I see that it’s very hard to continue school with kids, doing finals, assessments etc… I’m on my last year but i divided onto 2 years, so It’s goint to be almost 6 years i couldn’t finish my school ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy with thoses days, they are growing so fast

  10. 1st February 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Though I had graduated I can sympathise with your story a lot. I was only 24 & my pregnancy was very unexpected. Amazing how life changes isn’t it! Good luck with your degree. Amelia is beautiful.

    • 27th March 2015 / 10:57 am

      Hi I am a mom of two, I used to live in LA but now moved back to Taiwan to be with my family. I don’t uslualy leave comments on other ppl’s site, but besides from loving your blog and your daughter’s pics, I just found out our daughters have the same name and horoscope!!! What a coincidence, and I actually found your blog because of Harajuku Mini, a brand I absolutely love, always buying from US for my kids!! So many outfits your daughter wore I bought for mine as well, like the elmo dress, old navy tees, just amazed at the coincidence! Anyways, love your blog, hope to see more pics ^_^

  11. Urban Mumble
    2nd March 2015 / 8:59 am

    Hi Alice! It’s great you’ve created a blog like this for mums in similar situations as yourself. I started expecting my son when I was writing my dissertation. I never thought I could get so nauseous! The whole time I feared I would fail my degree all together. My pregnancy was planned but having a baby so early made me feel like a bit of a freak at the campus and also after finishing the course. None of my friends had children and still don’t. Did you know the average age for having a baby for educated mums like you and me is 34 (and going up)!
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  12. 26th July 2015 / 1:26 pm

    My story is similar to yours! At the age of 19 I found I was pregnant and gave birth at 20. I have a lot of friends who have young children and I have seen that regardless of out age are lives all the change and we often find ourselves in similar situations. Personally, I don’t think age is a factor I think its weather or not you are mentally capable. I always find its only those who do not have children who judge young mothers but those with children do not necessarily judge because we are all experiencing something similar. Now that I am getting older I’m noticing there is never a right time to have a child you just do it. Now that I’m a little older I;m starting to sense that having a child so young was my best decision as motherhood has taught me many things that I would not know now and for that I am a much better person. I love your blog and its nice to see someone who is young, intelligent and beautiful with a wonderful little girl. I will be reading your blog as often as I can

  13. www.trackingtwenty.co.uk
    7th July 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I’m so happy to have discovered your blog! I’m 21 years old and I have just found out that I am expecting a little boy in October, albeit I’ve just gotten over the shock, but my age was worrying me, I couldn’t help but worry that I was too young to be a mother. Finding your blog and reading how successful you’ve still been has been a god send, I’ll be trawling your previous posts for the next few days no doubt – apologies in advance for the comment spam!

    Kirsty
    http://www.trackingtwenty.co.uk

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