Willow is a modern girls name that has grown very popular in the last twenty years, possibly because it links into the trend for nature related names. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some lovely middle names for Willow. Top ten middle names for Willow: Scroll down for more middle […]
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.
Hank is a vintage name that has started to become popular in recent years as part of the trend for choosing one syllable names for boys. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some middle names that go with Hank. Top ten middle names for Hank: Scroll down for more middle […]
Ryder is a popular name for boys that is part of the trend for using surnames as first names. While Ryder has now entered the US top 1000 girls names, it is most often used as a boys name. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great boys middle names […]
Jace is a cool and modern boys name, part of the trend for choosing simple, one syllable names. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Jace. Top ten middle names for Jace: Scroll down for more middle names for Jace, names like Jace and girls names […]
Maverick is a cool boys name that has been growing quickly in popularity in recent years. If you are planning to use it for your son, here are some great middle names for Maverick. Top ten middle names for Maverick: Scroll down for more middle names for Maverick, Names like Maverick and girls names to […]