Pride Angel Journey | The World of Pink Plastic

April 1, 2015 22:46 by PrideAngelAdmin
‘Welcome to the world of pink plastic!’ A friend texted (mother of two girls), congratulating me on the birth of Luna. Even then, bleary-eyed with a newborn in my arms, I grimaced at the thought. How wrong you are, Friend – that’s a world I’ll never inhabit.

Nevertheless, over the next couple of weeks as the generosity of our friends and relations demonstrated itself in parcels arriving at our front door, a wardrobe of miniature pink and rather frilly clothes was starting to pile up.

We called into Mothercare and I recoiled at the division. Baby clothes rails of pastel pink and of pastel blue. For older children, the rails of pink, purple, flowers, butterflies and hearts. And the rows of green, blue, red, brown, dinosaurs, trucks and animals. It continued in the toy department with pictures of girls on the boxes of pink dolls and pink kitchens. And pictures of boys on the boxes of brightly-coloured cars and trains. A simple marketing ploy to tell us we need to buy separate toys for our girls and boys. To buy more. But at what cost – surely a greater one than just the price label on the box?

By the time she was two months old, Luna loved to explore the stuff of life: a wooden spoon, a small stainless steel ladle, a wooden-cased mirror. So I made her a treasure basket of real-life objects. No plastic, no pink.

In fact it wasn’t until her first birthday that it arrived. A pushchair, a doll, a ride-on truck. All pink, all plastic. We cringed; she loved it.

She’s nearly two now and she’s probably done three or four marathons with the pushchair, up and down our hall. In fact, I went out and bought another one, after its third crash was declared a write-off. She also loves her cars, trains and football. Her obsession with bikes will make her second-birthday gift an easy decision. She still wears a lot of pink – because there’s no getting round the fact that girls’ clothes are pink. And the shop assistant really struggled with me buying a ‘boys’’ puddlesuit for her (red with green, yellow and blue cars on).

And now at 10 months, little brother Willow has worn his fair share of pink: sleepsuits, swim suit, leg warmers (we did draw a line at the dresses). His toothbrush is pink, because that’s what Luna chose for him (she wanted the blue one for herself).

When we go to the park, already Luna stands out – with flowers on her boots and cars on her coat, she confuses people. I expect there’s going to come a time pretty soon when she wants to wear flowers and pink, like the other girls. Not because she likes flowers and pink, but because she wants to be like all the other girls. And because society and the marketing industry will have told her that’s what she should like.

But for now, she’s oblivious to this grown-up nonsense, so we’ll just let her be.

Article: 1st April 2015 by Lindsey, West Yorkshire Read more Lesbian parenting blogs at www.prideangel.com

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Happy New Year 2015 from Pride Angel

January 1, 2015 22:47 by PrideAngelAdmin
happy new year Happy New Year 2015! to all our members and those just of you who are just starting out on your journey towards becoming parents, we send you are best wishes, love and a little bit of “Pride Angel Dust”.

We are really excited about 2015 as we are going to be introducing lots of new content and features to our website, so make sure you do come back and check them out. We have a really good feeling about this year, and that it is going to be blessed with hundreds of new Pride Angel Babies.

Article: 1st January 2015 www.prideangel.com

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Christmas Wishes from Pride Angel

December 26, 2014 15:18 by PrideAngelAdmin
Hope you have all had a very Merry Christmas and are now getting some time to relax this boxing day. We send you our congratulations to all our new parents to be and for those of you just starting out, we wish you happiness on your journey to becoming mummies and daddies.

Whether you are still searching for your perfect donor or co-parent or are now trying to get pregnant using home insemination or treatment through a fertility clinic, we would love to hear about your experiences and any good news, so please continue to send them in to us, just send a quick message through our contact us and we will get right back to you.

Click here to read about one couples personal journey through Pride Angel to becoming parents.

The Pride Angel Team 26th December 2014

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Pride Angel at the Fertility Show 2014

November 4, 2014 20:49 by PrideAngelAdmin
Another successful year at the Fertility Show, with over 5,000 visitors over the weekend.

Erika Tranfield co-founder of Pride Angel was delighted to give a talk this year about the benefits of known donation and co-parenting. Alongside Fertility Lawyer Nicola Scott of Natalie Gamble Associates, who explained the legal considerations and how preparing a legal agreement can help clarify intentions.

The Fertility Show gave visitors a wide range of quality information about fertility treatments and how complementary therapies and nutrition can enhance fertility and improves chances of having a healthy pregnancy.

Article: 4th November 2014 www.prideangel.com

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Pride Angel Journey - A Little Bump

October 1, 2014 21:01 by PrideAngelAdmin
pregnant Six weeks, seven weeks, eight weeks...we waited for the nausea to become a crippling misery of sickness...nine weeks, ten weeks, eleven weeks...still just a vague queasiness...twelve weeks, thirteen weeks, fourteen weeks and we finally accepted with relief (and a little envy on my part) that not all pregnancies involve eleven weeks of retching, vomiting and despair. After the initial bleeding scare, Sally's pregnancy was to be a low maintenance one, and with a eight-month-old baby Luna to look after, this was no bad thing. Fifteen weeks, sixteen weeks, seventeen weeks...

Luna though of course, being a baby, was on the high maintenance end of the scale, and required every bit of attention that two mummies could provide. She had developed a strong attraction to all objects small and swallow-hazardy, an uncanny ability to smear yoghurt into into everything within a two-metre radius of the dining table, and a deep love of "milky" - such that I spent hours and hours and hours trapped under a sleepy, sucky bundle of now rather big baby.

So Sally might have had an easy time of it, but lost amidst the nappies and lullabies and bootees and board books, she missed out a bit - on the tummy rubs and pampering and excitement of a first pregnancy. And perhaps I - not having had chance to get to know the little bump so well - missed out a bit too. Eighteen weeks, nineteen weeks, twenty weeks...and that little bump that was really starting to show...

Article: by Lindsey, West Yorkshire 1st October 2014

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Pride Angel at Manchester Pride Expo

August 22, 2014 21:58 by PrideAngelAdmin
Manchester Pride Expo Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th August.

The Expo is one of the community's favourite places to be during the Big Weekend! Find out about joining a sports group, getting advice about health and wellbeing or enter some competitions with our partners.

There are over 40 stalls representing LGBT organisations and supporters right in the heart of the site.

Visit Pride Angel at the Expo

Thinking about becoming a parent? Looking for a donor or co-parent? Or want to help others by donating sperm or eggs? Come along and talk to Pride Angel, at the Manchester Expo, where they will be happy to talk through your options.

Pride Angel is a leading connection website and fertility portal, bringing together donors and recipients throughout UK and worldwide. Members can register for free, create their own personal profile and contact users through our internal messaging system.

We have over 35,000 members registered , to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual.

Members are able to search donors, co-parents or recipients by criteria such as hair colour, eye colour, sexuality, the amount of contact if any they wish to have with a child, and whether they wish to be a legal parent or not legally responsible.

Fortunately the law has improved within recent years to make legal parenthood much clearer, meaning that a donor can donate to a married or lesbian couple without the worry of being legally or financially responsible. So why not give the gift of life and make someone’s dream of a family become a reality.

Creating families with Pride.

Article: 22nd August 2014 www.prideangel.com

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Happy New Year 2014 - Free message credits!

January 1, 2014 16:47 by PrideAngelAdmin
To celebrate Pride Angel’s 5th New Year's celebration and as a thank you to all our members, we are giving free message credits to all those who login over the New Year Period.

How to get your FREE message credits?

Simply log back into Pride Angel or Register if you’re not a member during the New Year period:


- Login on the 1st January 2012 to receive 5 free message credits

For your free credits to be added to your account - just 'contact us' with the code PrideNewYear. Your free message credits will be added to your account within 24 hours of you contacting us.

It’s also a great idea to update your profile regularly and make sure that all your ‘About you’ details are up to date!
So take advantage and login or register now.

Leave a lasting impression... It’s important to make sure that you are utilising all the tools available to you on the Pride Angel website in order to promote yourself to others.

Here are some quick tips for improving your profile:
- Update your ‘About You’ details: this is your opportunity to talk about your likes, dislikes, your values and interesting facts about you and your life – make sure you fill it in!

- Complete your health questionnaire: this is an important part of a profile for people looking for potential donors, recipients and co-parents. Assure people who are viewing your profile that you have the all clear!

- Add a current photograph: Let people see your face! It’s a common fact that people react to profiles with photographs so to increase your chances of a click through, add a recent photo!

Login and update your profile now.

For all those starting on the path to parenthood, we send our best wishes, and wish you happiness along your journey.
All the best for the New Year
Pride Angel

Note: Free message credits will only be added to your account once and only if your account has been verified and you have contacted us through the 'contact us' form.

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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas 2013

December 25, 2013 22:08 by PrideAngelAdmin
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas for 2013. If you are just starting on the journey to becoming parents, we send our best wishes and wish you happiness for the future.

For all of you who have become parents this year through Pride Angel, we send you our congratulations and just a reminder that we would love to hear your baby news and about your Pride Angel Journey.

Click here to read about one couples personal journey through Pride Angel to becoming parents.

Heres to a fantastic new year in 2014.

The Pride Angel Team 25th December 2013

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Pride Angel nominated Family Provider/Initiative of the Year

January 14, 2013 18:52 by PrideAngelAdmin
Out in the city and G3 We're delighted to have been nominated for this year’s 'G3 Readers awards 2013'.

Introducing the Awards, G3 says:
“The Awards are designed to showcase those individuals and organisations who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT community. We believe that those who go the extra mile to ensure equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all, deserve to be recognised.”

Pride Angel has been short listed within the category of 'Family Provider/Initiative of the Year’

The shortlisted nominations include:

- Pride Angel
- London Women’s Clinic
- L Group Families
- PACT
- Natalie Gamble Associates

Vote for Pride Angel for being gay owned and run and for our contribution to the LGBT community helping create hundreds of LGBT families with pride! ....and just for voting for your favourite nominations you will be entered into a FREE DRAW for a chance to win tickets to the event.

We would love for you to show your support by voting for Pride Angel. It will only take a minute, just click on the link below now to vote:

www.outg3awards.co.uk

Nominations for all categories were short-listed based on their ability to be gay friendly and their contribution to the LGBT community.

Article: 14th January 2013 Pride Angel

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Merry Christmas 2012 from the Pride Angel Team

December 24, 2012 16:42 by PrideAngelAdmin
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for all your support over 2012 and your wonderful stories of good news and miracle Pride Angel babies.

2012 has also been a fantastic year, as we have loved receiving all your beautiful baby photos. Choosing the winners was such a difficult decision. To view our recent competition winners click here.

If you are just starting on the journey to becoming parents, we send our best wishes and wish you happiness for the future.

Happy Christmas and heres to a fantastic year in 2013

The Pride Angel Team 24th December 2012

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