Jace is a cool and modern boys name, part of the trend for choosing simple, one syllable names. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Jace. Top ten middle names for Jace: Scroll down for more middle names for Jace, names like Jace and girls names […]
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.
Maverick is a cool boys name that has been growing quickly in popularity in recent years. If you are planning to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Maverick. Top ten middle names for Maverick: Scroll down for more middle names for Maverick, Names like Maverick and girls names to […]
Eva is an elegant girls name that has remained popular for many years in both the US and the UK. If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Eva. Top ten middle names for Eva: Scroll down for more middle names for Eva, names like Eva and boys […]
Wren is a pretty girls name that is part of the trend for names relating to nature. It has grown rapidly in popularity in recent years. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Wren. Top ten middle names for Wren: Scroll down for more middle names […]
While Stevie was originally a boys name and short for Steven, in recent years its become a much more popular choice for girls. While originally short for Stephanie, Stevie has become a girls name in its own right. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go […]