Nola is an old fashioned girls name that has started to grow in popularity as part of the trend for using vintage names. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names you could consider. Top ten middle names for Nola: Scroll down for more middle names for Nola, names like […]
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.
Alaya is a pretty, modern girls name that has grown rapidly in popularity over the last few years. If you plan to use it for your daughter, you’ll want to find a middle name that flows with it, below are some great suggestions. The ten best middle names for Alaya: Scroll down for more middle […]
Nancy is a pretty, vintage girls name that has become much more popular in the UK in the last 5 years, while the opposite has been happening in the US, with the name seeing a decrease in popularity. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Nancy. […]
The name Koda is a diminutive of Dakota and has Native American origins. While the name Dakota is unisex, Koda is only used for boys. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Koda. Top ten middle names for Koda: Scroll down for more middle names to […]
Dax is a short, unusual boys name that has become popular as part of the trend for choosing single syllable names for boys. As a one syllable name, it can work well with a good range of middle names. The ten best middle names for Dax: Scroll down for more middle names for Dax, names […]