My name is Alexandra Pearson and I am the creator and writer of the Young Mummy Survival Guide and just like most of my readers, I am a younger mum.
I was 19 when I fell pregnant with my daughter and felt like the world shut me out. I didn’t really know what to do or say. I had only really just started my final year at college and had only been with my boyfriend a few months.
I remember thinking that my life was over and feeling like I had failed. I went on a desperate internet search for any form of help I could and all the advice I found was aimed at women who had a stable job, husband and home. Essentially, the ‘picture perfect’ life.
On the 21st September 2013, my beautiful little girl was born and a new challenge and chapter of my life started. Life was tough after my daughter arrived. My boyfriend headed straight back to work and I was diagnosed with post natal depression.
When Lily was about 5 months old, I decided to apply for a course at my local university and I was determined to make my daughter proud.
The blog started as a project and during this, the blog received some amazing feedback from other young mothers about how they wished they had been pointed towards something like this during their pregnancies.
It was then that I decided to keep this blog going! Since the project has ended, the Young Mummy Survival Guide has continued to grow and has become more popular.
The Young Mummy Survival Guide aims to help younger parents not only through pregnancy, but parenthood. Get in touch today for more information about how we can help or to work together on a new project or click here!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"What an amazing inspirational young woman you are! This website is amazing! Good job well done! I truly believe what happens in life is meant to be and that everything happens for a reason!"
— Tina Baker