Dream Bear and Us: In 2010 I was working within the children’s and families sector for social services and had not long graduated with honours in Education Studies. My life was on track and I was happy with the path I was travelling, I also had a clear goal in mind of completing my Masters in Sociology. However, as we all know, life does not always go according to plan and not only did I find out that I was pregnant with my first baby I was also dealt the blow that the father wanted no involvement. A decision that he has always maintained. At the age of 27, I found myself a single mum to my first child Isla Mae.