Brady is a great boys name which is rarely used in the Uk but is gaining popularity again in the US. If you’ve chosen it for your son here are some great middle names for Brady. Top ten middle names for Brady: Brady Barnaby Brady Rhys Brady Declan Brady Jace Brady Andrew Brady Alexander Brady […]
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.
The name Penny is traditionally a nickname for Penelope but has been gradually becoming a name in its own right. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Penny. Ten best middle names for Penny: Penny Primrose Penny Naomi Penny Edith Penny Persephone Penny Indigo Penny Francesca Penny Neave […]
Tate is a simple, cool boys name that is used in both the US and the UK. While the name is unisex, it is currently most often used for boys. If you plan to use it for for your son, here are some great middle names for Tate. Top ten middle names for Tate: Tate […]
While the name Lottie is traditionally a nickname for Charlotte, it has gradually become a name in its own right, particularly in the UK. If you’re planning to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Lottie. The ten best middle names for Lottie: Lottie Liliana Lottie Tallulah Lottie Cleo Lottie […]
Georgia is a pretty name with Greek origins, a female form of the boys name George. If you’ve chose it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Georgia. Top ten middle names for Georgia: Georgia Genevieve Georgia Natalia Georgia Athena Georgia Raya Georgia Ivy Georgia Cordelia Georgia Joy Georgia Erin Georgia Octavia […]