Lorenzo is a boys name that stands out because of the inclusion of the letter Z and the fact it has three syllables, less common in boys names. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names to consider for Lorenzo. Top ten middle names for Lorenzo: Scroll down […]
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.
Talia is a pretty girls name that has only been in regular use in the western world since the 1970s. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Talia. Top ten middle names for Talia: Scroll down for more middle names for Talia, names like Talia and […]
Darcie is a pretty girls name that is fairly popular in the UK, it can also be spelt “Darcey”, “Darcy” or even “Darci”. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Darcie, as they pronunciation is the same, they work for Darcy and Darcey too. Top ten […]
Elise is a middle name that fits with the trend for girls names that start with E. If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with it. The ten best middle names for Elise: Scroll down for more middle names for Elise, names like Elise and boys […]
The name Millie is derived from Millicent or Mildred but has been in use as name in its own right for a long time. It is also used as a nickname for the very popular Amelia. If you are considering Millie for your daughter, here are some middle names to go with it. The ten […]