Vincent is a classic boys name that has been in the top 200 US name since the 1900s. If you are planning to use to for your son, here are some great middle names for Vincent. Top ten middle names for Vincent: Scroll down for more middle names for Vincent, names like Vincent and girls […]
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.
Flora is a pretty girls name with flower associations that I love. It was popular in the 1920s and has just started to see a resurgence. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Flora. Top ten middle names for Flora: Scroll down for more middle names […]
Felicity is a pretty, complex girls name that has grown in popularity since vintage names came back in fashion. If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Felicity. Top ten middle names for Felicity: Scroll down for more middle names for Felicity, names like Felicity and boys names […]
Opal is a pretty, vintage girls name that has started to become popular with people who like old fashioned names, a category I am firmly part of! If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Opal. Top ten middle names for Opal: Scroll down for more middle names […]
The name Clementine has been gaining in popularity fairly quickly over recent years, it’s a pretty name that make me think of summer. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some great middle names for Clementine. The ten best middle names for Clementine: Scroll down for more middle names for Clementine, names like […]