Rosie is a classic girls name that has never really been out of fashion, it also reflects the current trend for both flower names and vintage names. If it’s your top choice, here are some great middle names to go with Rosie. Top ten middle names for Rosie: Scroll down for more middle names for […]
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.
Phoebe is an old fashioned girls name that has become much more popular in the last 20 years. If you are planning to use it for your daughter then here are some great middle names for Phoebe to consider. Top ten middle names for Phoebe: Scroll down for more middle names for Phoebe, Nicknames for […]
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: Scroll down for more middle names to go with Erin plus names like Erin and […]
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: Scroll down for more middle names for Otis and Names […]
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: Scroll down for […]