Guest Post Series: Loneliness in Parenthood with Lifemilk2016

Being a young/single parent and experiencing loneliness.

It feels weirdly good that an opportunity has arose to write my first post surrounding loneliness in motherhood, thanks to the brilliant blogger that is Keighley. I am in the process of launching my own blog but I felt I had to get involved in this particular topic because it is something I experience often.

For those of you that do not know me or have not come across my twitter (@LifeMilk2016), my name is Jen and I have recently turned 28. I have an 8-year-old daughter, in year three and I guess I first ever experienced loneliness going back to when I was pregnant in 2008. I was 18 years old, and had fallen pregnant at a time when my life was all about going out, dating and having fun. I had always had a huge group of friends and was planning / hosting our teen days out which changed dramatically, once I decided to have a child. My peer group dropped me, I guess because i could no longer binge drink, party all night long and have girly holidays. Being so young, terrified of becoming a mother and feeling alone throughout my whole pregnancy – is something I will never forget!

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Dealing with Baby Blues and Postnatal Depression

Hello,

A more serious post today. I wanted to write a blog post on this because it is such an important thing and even though it is a lot more discussed now than it was, I believe it should still be talked about more to make more people aware and to help those who are struggling.

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