John chose to stay at home and look after his baby son Joe in the early 1990s, when you didn’t see many other dads looking after babies. John and Joe talk together about what that decision meant to their relationship.Read More
Eva and Norah met at Stepney City Farm when they were both new parents in the mid-1980s and formed a friendship that lasts to this day. They discuss their different paths: Eva returned to work outside the home while Norah became her childminder.Read More
Brenda unexpectedly became a single mum in the 1970s, after moving back home to the East End. She describes the ups and downs of bringing up her son with his grandparents living next door.Read More
From toddlerhood onwards, Shirley was raised by her ‘beautiful’ grandmother in Dominica while her parents worked elsewhere. She talks about the values her grandmother gave her and the decisions she made about childcare when she had her own children in the UK.Read More
Sylvia was brought back from evacuation during the war as a ten-year-old to be the main carer for her baby brother while her mother was unwell.Read More
Joyce was brought up by ‘a lovely, lovely mum’ who had sadly lost her first two children. Now a great-grandmother, Joyce describes her worries and love for her own babies.