Phoebe is an old fashioned girls name that has become much more popular in the last 20 years. If you are planning to call your daughter Phoebe then here are some great middle names to consider. Top ten middle names for Phoebe: Phoebe Felicity Phoebe Bella Phoebe Serena Phoebe Eve Phoebe Delphine Phoebe Ophelia Phoebe […]
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.
Erin is a pretty girls name that has been steadily popular in the UK for many years. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names that go with Erin. Top ten middle names for Erin: Erin Evelyn Erin Reagan Erin Nora Erin Indigo Erin Rae Erin Sarah Erin Evelina Erin […]
Otis is a lovely old fashioned boys name that has started to become popular again in recent years, particularly in the UK. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Otis. Top ten middle names for Otis: Otis Octavius Otis Tobias Otis Loki Otis Silas Otis Ambrose […]
Addison is a modern name, usually used for girls, that has become very popular in the last 20 years as part of the surnames as first names trend. If you have chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names to go with Addison. Top ten middle names for Addison: Addison Adelaide Addison […]
The name Lyra was rarely used before the early 2000s but grew in popularity from its use for the main character of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy. If you plan to use it for your daughter here are some great middle names to go with Lyra. Top ten middle names for Lyra: Lyra Lucia […]