Maeve is a lovely old fashioned name that has become popular again as part of the vintage names trend. It is particularly popular in the UK because of the very cool character called Maeve in a popular comedy show. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some lovely middle names for Maeve. Top […]
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.
Violet is a vintage girls name that has become popular as part of the trend for choosing old fashioned names. It’s also likely to remain popular because of the trend for nature related names. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Violet. Top ten middle names for Violet: […]
Imogen is a lovely old fashioned girls name that doesn’t see much use in the US but has been in the top 100 UK girls names for a long time. If you plan to call your daughter Imogen, here are some great middle names for Imogen. Top ten middle names for Imogen: Imogen Ingrid Imogen […]
Jude is a boys name with biblical origins that has become more popular in recent years, particularly in the UK but it is getting more popular in the US too. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Jude. Top ten middle names for Jude: Jude Joseph […]
Eden is primarily a girls name that wasn’t much used before the 1990s but has steadily increased in use since then. If you plan use it for your daughter, here are some great girls middle names for Eden. Top ten middle names for Eden: Eden Elena Eden Daphne Eden Natalie Eden Lena Eden Drew Eden […]