Noa, unlike the boys name Noah, it is more often used for girls, and is pronounced the same way. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for for Noa. Top ten middle names for Noa: Noa Nadine Noa Rowan Noa Francesca Noa Addison Noa Wren Noa Sienna Noa Azalea […]
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.
Ari is a boys names that has been often used in the Jewish community but is now gaining more mainstream popularity. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names for Ari. Top ten middle names for Ari: Ari Aaron Ari Romeo Ari Ethan Ari Zeke Ari Leo Ari William Ari […]
Raya is a pretty girls name that was rarely heard until a few years ago when it began to rapidly gain popularity. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with Raya. Top ten middle names for Raya: Raya Raven Raya Navy Raya Avery Raya Rose Raya Erin […]
Penelope is a pretty, vintage girls name that has been increasing in popularity in both the US and the UK in recent years. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Penelope. Top ten middle names for Penelope: Penelope Paige Penelope Nina Penelope Lorelei Penelope Edith Penelope Wren Penelope […]
Francesca is a classic, elegant girls name with Italian origins. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter then here are some great middle names to go with Francesca. Top ten middle names for Francesca: Francesca Florence Francesca Raya Francesca Savannah Francesca Camille Francesca Wren Francesca Josephine Francesca Ophelia Francesca Persephone Francesca Cleo Francesca Charlotte Scroll […]