Lennox is a primarily boys name that started out as a surname but has become popular as a first name. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Lennox. Top ten middle names for Lennox: Lennox Lorenzo Lennox Nixon Lennox Huxley Lennox Lane Lennox Evan Lennox Elias […]
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.
Hendrix is a cool boys name that is part of the “Surnames as first names” trend. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names for Hendrix. Top ten middle names for Hendrix: Hendrix Harvey Hendrix Neo Hendrix Dante Hendrix Lennox Hendrix Benedict Hendrix Beckett Hendrix Maverick Hendrix Zayn Hendrix Zander […]
Audrey is a traditional girls name that has remained steadily fairly popular in the US for the last 20 years. If its your first choice for a baby girl, here are some great middle names for Audrey. Ten Great middle names for Audrey: Audrey Aurora Audrey Dinah Audrey Rosalie Audrey Edith Audrey Cordelia Audrey Delphine […]
The name Zeke started out as a nickname for boys called Ezekiel but has gradually become recognised as a name in its own right. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names for Zeke. Top ten middle names for Zeke: Zeke Cruz Zeke Kai Zeke Ari Zeke Knox Zeke Alexander […]
Dorothy is a vintage girls name that has grown in popularity as part of the trend for choosing old fashioned names. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, you’ll love these great middle names for Dorothy. Top ten middle names for Dorothy: Dorothy Delphine Dorothy Rosalie Dorothy Theodora Dorothy Wren Dorothy Elodie Dorothy Aurelia Dorothy […]