Matilda is a lovely name that, thanks to Roald Dahl, we associate with cleverness and bravery. If you’re considering the name for your baby girl, then you’ll like these great middle names for Matilda. Top ten middle names for Matilda: Matilda Mae Matilda Cordelia Matilda Aurora Matilda Tabitha Matilda Daphne Matilda Esme Matilda Angelina Matilda […]
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.
Atticus is a lovely old fashioned boys name that has made a come back in recent years. With three syllables it needs to be paired carefully with a middle name to avoid creating a name combination that’s difficult to say. If you plan to call your son Atticus, you’ll want to have a look at […]
Julia is a pretty, classic girls name whose origins are uncertain. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, you’ll want to find the right name to combine it with, here are some great middle names for Julia. Top ten middle names for Julia: Julia Josephine Julia Liliana Julia Amelie Julia Amara Julia Charlotte Julia Selena […]
Ada is a girls name that has been around for a very long time and is one of the many vintage baby names enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years. A short, pretty name with two syllables, it needs the right middle name so that it isn’t over powered. If you’ve chosen Ada for […]
Harlow is an unusual and classy girls name that brings to mind movie stars and Hollywood Glamour. It’s a very soft sounding name with two syllables so needs to be combined carefully so it’s not overpowered. If you’ve chosen Harlow for your baby girl, check out these middle names for Harlow. My top ten middle […]