Annie is a simple classic name for girls. It’s ranked in the top 400 girls names consistently for the last twenty years but is still unusual enough there won’t be three of them in the class at school. If you have chosen it for your baby, you’ll find some great ideas here for middle names […]
Life with Babies and Toddlers
I found the baby years challenging to say the least. I had postnatal depression, struggled to bind with my babies and found the sleep deprivation very hard to cope with. Both of my babies had colic which meant hours of screaming every night and one was particularly sicky so I smelt of vomit for a good six months.
By the time they were toddlers I was coping a bit better but still found parenting relentless. As an introvert, I need a certain amount of alone time to function and unfortunately toddlers, who like to keep you company even on the toilet, don’t really allow for that.
Despite the challenges, we did have some good times. After my second was born I knew it was important for me to get out of the house so started attending a toddler group. I made friends and eventually ended up running the group which gave me a sense of purpose.
Society still pushes the image of women who are happy and fulfilled simply because they have had a baby however this isn’t the case for most women. Motherhood manages somehow to be both the hardest thing I’ve done as well as being mind numbingly boring for much of the time.
There is a big difference between loving your baby and loving motherhood. While I did slowly fall in love with my babies, I’ve never fallen in love with motherhood, and that’s ok. There are a hundred different ways to be a good mum, finding parenthood so tough in the early years has taught me not to judge others and I hope people afford me the same courtesy.
I found that the best way to cope with motherhood was through honestly and humour so many of the posts in this section laugh at the challenges or give honest accounts of them along with some advice on how to cope.
Maisie is a pretty girls name with two syllables that is growing in popularity with the trend for using old fashioned names. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter you’ll want to find the perfect middle name to go with it, how about one of these great middle names for Maisie. Top ten middle names […]
Skye is a pretty, modern girls name. With just one syllable, it needs to be paired carefully with a middle name that won’t overwhelm it. While “Skye” is the most common spelling, it is also sometimes spelt “Sky” without the E. If you’ve chosen the name for your daughter, you might like to consider one […]
Marley is a modern, unisex name that has been more popular for girls than boys in America but in the UK, is more popular for boys than girls. Here we’ll offer suggestions for middle names for Marley as a boys name and Marley as a girls name. Top Ten Girls Middle Names for Marley Marley […]
Crew is a short, modern boys name. It is fairly unusual and a cool choice for a baby boy. If you wanted to make it even more unusual you could also change the spelling to “Krew” or “Crue”. If you’ve chosen the name for your baby, here are some great middle names for Crew. Top […]