Aurelia is a beautiful and unusual girls name. While it’s been around since Roman times it’s only recently come back into regular use. If you plan to use it for your daughter, you’ll like these great middle names for Aurelia. Top middle names for Aurelia: Aurelia Cecilia Aurelia Rosalie Aurelia Lorelei Aurelia Eleanor Aurelia Adelaide […]
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.
Lincoln is a great boys name that has grown in popularity as part of the surnames as first names trend. If you have chosen it for your baby, have a look at these great middle names for Lincoln. Best Middle Names for Lincoln: Lincoln Lennox Lincoln Nolan Lincoln Calvin Lincoln William Lincoln Ronin Lincoln Lucias […]
Gemma is a classic girls name that has been in regular use for many years in the UK but has only recently become popular in the US. The alternative spelling, Jemma, is also fairly popular and as there is no difference in the pronunciation, the middle names in this post would work just as well […]
Juniper is a lovely girls name that is growing in popularity with the trend for nature themed names. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, you’ll like these great middle names for Juniper. Top ten middle names for Juniper: Juniper Clementine Juniper Rain Juniper Gianna Juniper Joy Juniper Pandora Juniper Prudence Juniper Genevieve Juniper Aurora […]
Roman is strong boys name that has grown steadily in popularity in the last 20 years. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some good middle names for Roman. Top ten middle names for Roman: Roman Aurelias Roman Rylan Roman Nelson Roman Maddox Roman Owen Roman Jonas Roman Neo Roman Thomas […]