Harlow is an unusual and classy girls name that brings to mind movie stars and Hollywood Glamour. It’s a very soft sounding name with two syllables so needs to be combined carefully so it’s not overpowered. If you’ve chosen Harlow for your baby girl, check out these middle names for Harlow. My top ten middle […]
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.
While Cameron can be both a boys name and a girls name, it is more commonly used for boys. With three syllables, it needs a middle name that won’t make it too much of a mouthful. If you’ve chosen Cameron as the first name for your baby boy, have a look at these great boys […]
Celeste is an elegant girls name that has been around for a very long time. It’s a soft sounding name so needs to be paired carefully so as not to be overpowered. Here are some great middle names for Celeste. My favourite middle names for Celeste are: Celeste Serenity Celeste Temperance Celeste Millicent Celeste Estelle […]
Ace is a modern and very cool name for a baby boy. Its simplicity means there are lots of great options to combine it with. If you like the name, here are some great middle names for Ace. My favourite middle names for Ace are: Ace Axel Ace Zane Ace Xavier Ace Isaiah Ace Caesar […]
Beatrice is a beautiful and classy name for girls. Its been around for years and there are also lots of nicknames for Beatrice making it a really flexible name to choose. If you’ve picked Beatrice as the first name for your baby girl, you’ll love these middle names for Beatrice. My favourite middle names to […]