If you’re struggling to choose a first name you might be wondering if you really need to choose a middle name as well. While middle names aren’t legally required, as someone who doesn’t have one, I would encourage you to go the trouble of choosing one. Benefits to your child of having a Middle Name […]
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.
Creed is a cool, modern sounding boys names that has actually been around a really long time. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some perfect middle names for Creed. Top ten middle names for Creed: Creed Kayden Creed Dario Creed Ronin Creed Ethan Creed Beau Creed Orion Creed Elon Creed Marcellus Creed […]
Cadence is an elegant girls name with musical associations. It’s a fairly unusual name, a little more popular in the US than the UK. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Cadence. Top ten middle names for Cadence: Cadence Cordelia Cadence Aria Cadence Sadie Cadence Darlene Cadence Azalea […]
Holly is a pretty girls name, often chosen for babies who are born at Christmas, but a great choice all year round. Nature inspired names have been growing in popularity in the last few years so you may well see an increase in the number of babies named Holly. If you’ve chosen Holly for your […]
Azalea is a pretty girls name, part of the nature/flower name trend that has become popular in then last few years. It’s a great choice if you’d like an unusual name. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some good middle names for Azalea. Top ten middle names for Azalea: Azalea Aurora Azalea […]