Archie is a vintage boys name that is very popular in the UK and increasing in popularity in the US. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some middle names for Archie that sound great. Top ten middle names for Archie: Archie Arlo Archie Rhys Archie Fletcher Archie Easton Archie Ambrose Archie Ocean […]
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.
Lainey is a cool and pretty girls name that has grown in popularity since it entered the US top 1000 20 years ago. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some fantastic middle names for Lainey. Top ten middle names for Lainey: Lainey Lena Lainey Natalie Lainey Azalea Lainey Selena Lainey Jane Lainey […]
Oscar is a cool and cute boys name that has been popular for many years, particularly in the UK. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some fantastic middle names for Oscar. Top ten middle names for Oscar Oscar Otis Oscar Sawyer Oscar Christopher Oscar Kian Oscar Isaac Oscar August Oscar […]
Daphne is a lovely old fashioned girls name that has become popular again as part of the trend for “little old lady” names. If you’ve chosen it for your daughter, here are some perfect middle names for Daphne. Top ten middle names for Daphne Daphne Delaney Daphne Nadine Daphne Francesca Daphne Josephine Daphne Cadence Daphne […]
Cecilia is an elegant, vintage girls name that has remained steadily popular in the US for many years. If you plan to use it got your daughter, here are some fantastic middle names for Cecilia. Ten best middle names for Cecilia: Cecilia Skylar Cecilia Lorelei Cecilia Rosalie Cecilia Arabella Cecilia Eve Cecilia Chelsea Cecilia Aurelia […]