Dakota is a cool unisex name that is used more often for girls than boys. While you might initially think of the States by the same name, its origins are actually Native American. If you plan to use if for your daughter, here are some great girls middle names for Dakota. The ten best 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.
Anya is a pretty girls name of Russian origins which includes the popular short A ending. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some lovely middle names for Anya. Top ten middle names for Anya: Scroll down for more middle names for Anya, names like Anya and boys names to go […]
Tyler is a unisex name that has been popular for boys in both the US and the UK. Although its popularity is waning somewhat now, it’s still in regular use. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some good middle names for Tyler. Top ten middle names for Tyler: Scroll down […]
Astrid is an unusual and modern sounding name that has long been popular in Scandinavian countries and us now becoming popular elsewhere. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Astrid. Top ten middle names for Astrid: Scroll down for more middle names for Astrid, names like […]
Delaney is a unisex name with Irish origins that is used significantly more for girls than boys. If you are planning to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Delaney, all hand picked to sound great. Top ten middle names for Delaney: Scroll down for more middle names for Delaney, […]