Evie is a pretty girls name that is particularly popular in the UK. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some lovely middle names for Evie. Top ten middle names for Evie: Scroll down for more middle names for Evie, names like Evie and boys names to go with Evie. What […]
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.
Middle Names for Rose [120 Combinations that Sound Great]
Rose is a simple but beautiful girls name that enjoys popularity in both the US and the UK. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Rose. Top ten middle names for Rose: Scroll down for more middle names for Rose, names like Rose and boys names […]
Middle Names for Zayden [120 Names that Sound Great]
Zayden is a lovely, modern boys name that stands our because of the unusual Z sound. If you are considering it for your son, here are some great middle names for Zayden. The ten best middle names for Zayden: Scroll down for more middle names for Zayden, names like Zayden, nicknames for Zayden and girls […]
Middle Names for Lewis [110 Name Ideas that Sound Great]
Lewis is a lovely boys name that fits both the vintage names trend and the surnames as first names trend. If you are considering it for your son, here are some great middle names for Lewis. Ten best middle names for Lewis: Scroll down for more middle names for Lewis, names like Lewis and girls […]
Middle Names for Camille [120 Fantastic Combinations]
Camille is an elegant girls name that fits into the vintage names trend. If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Camille. Top ten middle names for Camille: Scroll down for more middle names for Camille, names like Camille, nicknames for Camille and boys names to go with […]