Roman is strong boys name that has grown steadily in popularity in the last 20 years. If you plan to use it for your son, here are some good middle names for Roman. Top ten middle names for Roman: Roman Aurelias Roman Rylan Roman Nelson Roman Maddox Roman Owen Roman Jonas Roman Neo Roman Thomas […]
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.
June is a traditional girls name that has become more popular recently, in part because of the character named June in the hit series “The Handmaid’s Tale” based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. If you plan to use it for your daughter, here are some good middle names for June. Top ten middle names […]
Wesley is a traditional boys name that has come back into fashion in recent years. If you’ve chosen it for your son, here are some great middle names to go with Wesley. Top ten middle names for Wesley: Wesley Elliot Wesley Lewis Wesley Wilfred Wesley Owen Wesley Wolf Wesley Justin Wesley Wyatt Wesley Elias Wesley […]
Choosing a name for your baby is one of the most fun parts of having a baby, but also one of the biggest responsibilities. Here are the key things you need to know about choosing a middle name for your baby. The Law Regarding Middle Names Neither the US or the UK have any national […]
While a middle name isn’t legally required, most parents do choose one for their child. Here are some tips for choosing a name combination, including a middle name that will work well with your chosen first name and your last name. Use Alliteration to Create a Pleasant Sounding Name One way you can create name […]