Ace is a modern and very cool name for a baby boy. Its simplicity means there are lots of great options to combine it with. If you like the name, here are some great middle names for Ace. My favourite middle names for Ace are: Ace Axel Ace Zayn Ace Xavier Ace Isaiah Ace Caesar […]
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.
Beatrice is a beautiful and classy name for girls. Its been around for years and there are also lots of nicknames for Beatrice making it a really flexible name to choose. If you’ve picked Beatrice as the first name for your baby girl, you’ll love these middle names for Beatrice. My favourite middle names to […]
Mae is a pretty girls name that brings to mind springtime and flowers coming into bloom. While it can also be spelt May, Mae is the more popular name spelling currently. Being such a short name with just one syllable allows for lots of creativity in the middle name, here are some great middle names […]
Marie is a classic girl’s name, often used as a middle name itself but well deserving of first name status. There are a number of approaches you can take to choosing middle names to go with Marie and in this post we’ll explore lots of great names that combine well with Marie. My favourite middle […]
The name Evangeline fell almost completely out of use for many years but now, like a lot of old fashioned names, it’s enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Despite having been around a long time, the fact that it was hardly used for so long means it has less old fashioned associations than some of the […]