Stacey Solomon says her teen years have been ‘out of management after she welcomed her first little one on the age of 18, however as she prepares to tackle a new tv present project – serving to individuals make over their houses – we have a look again at how her youthful years helped to form her present life
Stacey Solomon admitted she was “out of her depth” when she turned a mum on the age of 18.
The Loose Women star gave delivery to her eldest son Zachary, now 13, in 2008, having fallen pregnant when she was simply 17 years outdated. And wanting again on it, she admits she had “no idea what the hell she was doing”.
However, Stacey’s youthful years impressed her and she had beforehand defined how having her entire household crammed right into a small home had solely fuelled her obsession with organisation and tidiness, as there was “no space to be messy”
Now, she is ready to entrance a new tv present known as Sort Your Life Out, which is all about how she might help remodel individuals’s houses, giving them DIY recommendations on tidiness and storage with the intention to make their areas even higher.
“At a young age – I was just 17 when I became pregnant – I became a mum myself,” she wrote in her e book Tap To Tidy about her late teenagers.
“That meant there was me, my brother, my sister, my baby son, Zachary, and my mum all living in one small house, with no space to be messy.
“As such a younger mum, I felt fully out of management and out of my depth.
“I had no idea what the hell I was doing; it felt like all my decisions had been made for me and there was nothing I could do about that.”
She defined on Loose Women how she had felt so “ashamed” when she acquired pregnant at 17.
“I just remember feeling so ashamed. I know that sounds awful but when I was pregnant with Zach, all I felt the whole way through was shame,” she mentioned on the ITV present.
“I looked like a baby as well. I looked about six. I think people just looked and were like, ‘ugh, why is she pregnant?’ Maybe it’s a bit of a trauma I just haven’t addressed.”
Stacey had discovered it irritating that her mother and father would not provide any enter into her determination to maintain the newborn or not, as “all she wanted” was for both of them to decide on for her.
She mentioned: “I always remember my parents wouldn’t give me any input whatsoever.
“Even although they have been actually upset with me, and harm and upset, they by no means informed me whether or not I ought to go forward and have the newborn or not have the newborn.”
“Which at the time was absolute turmoil because all I wanted was for my mum and dad to tell me what to do,” she continued.
“I just felt like I couldn’t make such a big decision on my own, I really needed them. But looking back, in hindsight, it was the best thing they could have ever done because I made that decision on my own and I took responsibility for it.”
Stacey – who additionally has Leighton, 9, and Rex, two – has since made an enormous success of her life, after showing on The X Factor in 2009.
Whilst she did not win the present, she quickly turned a family title and she now recurrently sits on the Loose Women panel alongside the likes of Coleen Nolan, Christine Lampard and Linda Robson.
She can be busy filming a new tv present as she equips individuals with the ideas and tips to organise their house.
Stacey additionally has a e book known as Tap To Tidy: Organising, Crafting & Creating Happiness in a Messy World, which she hopes will encourage individuals to organise, tidy or get caught in with a craft project.
“If you’ve picked up this book, then we have something in common … Whether it’s a love of getting crafty, meticulously organising or making fun-shaped snacks!” she writes in a blurb accompanying the e book.
“I find it hard to sit still, but losing myself in a craft project or tidying a drawer is my form of meditation.
“It’s an opportunity for me to overlook concerning the issues occurring on the planet round me for a minute.”
Stacey – who’s anticipating her and companion Joe Swash’s second little one – says residing in litter makes individuals “miserable”, as she admits she loves a superb spring clear.
She mentioned: “First you must decide what to keep and decide what to lose.
“The common household house incorporates hundreds of objects we don’t want and residing in all this litter is making us depressing.
“Sometimes there is an emotional attachment. I keep some random, gross stuff because I cannot let it go. So I totally understand.”
She thinks individuals can get simply as a lot pleasure from giving their undesirable objects to charity or recycling it.
“Do you need it? Do you love it? If not, it’s gone,” she advises.