Chester is a lovely, old fashioned boys name that is both cute and dignified so it will sound great on a baby but also work for adult life. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Chester. Top ten middle names for Chester: Scroll down for more […]
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.
Harvey is a classic boys name that also fits with the using surnames as first names trends. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Harvey. Top ten middle names for Harvey: Scroll down for more middle names for Harvey, names like Harvey and girls names to […]
Orion is a fairly unusual boys name with pleasant celestial connotations. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Orion. Top ten middle names for Orion: Scroll down for more middle names for Orion, names like Orion, nicknames for Orion and girls names to go with Orion. […]
Odette is an unusual, vintage girls name that is perfect if you want a name that has some history but will also stand out. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Odette. Top ten middle names for Odette: Scroll down for more middle names for Odette, […]
Primrose is a pretty, flower inspired name that has recently started to become popular in the UK. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Primrose. Top ten middle names for Primrose: Scroll down for more middle names for Primrose, names like Primrose, nicknames for Primrose and […]