Rosalie is a beautiful girls name that makes a change from Rose or Rosie. With three syllables and two long vowel sounds it is quite a complex name and so needs a carefully chosen middle name. If you’ve picked it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with Rosalie. Top ten […]
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.
Annalise is a pretty girls name that has been growing in popularity in the US for the last few years. The name has lots of different spellings including Anneliese, Annaliese, Analise and Annelise If it’s your first choice of name for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with Annalise. Top ten […]
Octavia is a stunning girls name that will really stand out from the crowd. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with Octavia. Top ten middle names for Octavia: Octavia Odette Octavia Cadence Octavia Temperance Octavia Navaeh Octavia Eve Octavia Scarlett Octavia Eliana Octavia Delphine Octavia Sophia […]
Knox is a boys name that was rarely used before the early 2000s but is now growing in popularity quite rapidly. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Knox. Top ten middle names for Knox: Knox Neo Knox Maxwell Knox Conner Knox Sawyer Knox Atticus Knox […]
Atlas is a bold boys name that comes from Greek mythology and will definitely stand out from the crowd. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Atlas: Top ten great sounding middle names for Atlas: Atlas August Atlas Thomas Atlas Tobias Atlas Leon Atlas Sebastian Atlas […]