Hallie is a gender neutral name but one that is most often used for girls, Hallie is sometimes used as a nickname for Harriet but is recognised as name in its own right. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with Hallie. Top ten middle […]
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.
Samuel is a classic boys name that has never really gone out of fashion. If you plan to use it for your son. here are some great middle names to go with Samuel. Top ten middle names for Samuel: Samuel Silas Samuel Maverick Samuel Loki Samuel Logan Samuel Jack Samuel Tyler Samuel Zachariah Samuel Byron […]
Otto is a boys name of German origins that has been steadily increasing in popularity in both the US and the UK. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Otto. Top ten middle names for Otto: Otto Oliver Otto Titus Otto Toby Otto Tate Otto Peter […]
George is a classic boys names that has grown in popularity following Prince William’s use of the name for his first born son. If you plan on using it for your child, here are some great middle names to go with George. Top ten middle names for George: George Gerard George Joseph George Cory George […]
Declan is a boys name with Irish origins that has been growing in popularity over the last 30 or so years. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Declan. Top ten middle names for Declan: Declan Dante Declan Kade Declan Luka Declan Nathan Declan Clyde Declan […]