Nadia is a pretty and fairly unusual girls name of Russian origins. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some perfect middle names for Nadia. Top ten middle names to go with Nadia: Scroll down for more middle names for Nadia, names like Nadia and boys names to go with Nadia. […]
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.
The name Jennifer has been very popular in the past, ranking at number 1 in the US for much of the 1970s. While it is less popular now, it remains a pretty name. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some lovely middle names for Jennifer. Top ten middle names for […]
Alexandra is a classic girls name that has remained fairly popular for many years. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Alexandra. Top ten middle names for Alexandra: Scroll down for more middle names for Alexandra, names like Alexandra, nicknames for Alexandra and boys names to […]
Winston is a boys name that has been in use for many years, most famously for British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Winston. Top ten middle names for Winston: Scroll down for more middle names for Winston, names like Winston […]
Alice is a pretty girls name that has remained popular in both the UK and the US for many years. If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Alice that you could choose. Top ten middle names for Alice: Scroll down for more middle names for Alice, names […]