Liam is currently one of the most popular boys names in America and it’s easy to see why, it’s short and simple but classy. If you are considering it for your son, here are some good middle names for Liam. My top ten middle names for Liam: Scroll down for more middle names for Liam, […]
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.
Ivy is a lovely girls name that has become popular as part of the trend for both flower names and old fashioned names. If you are considering it for your daughter here are some good middle names for Ivy. My ten favourite middle names for Ivy: Scroll down for more middle names for Ivy, names […]
Freya is a pretty girls name that features the popular short A ending. To me it feels very elegant and reminds me of winter. If you are considering it for your daughter, here are some good middle names for Freya. My top ten middle names for freya: Scroll down for more middle names for Freya, […]
Lilith is a pretty girls name that is nice change from the more popular Lily. Many people will be familiar with it the same way I am, through the lead character’s wife in the TV show Frasier. If you plan to use it for our daughter, here are some great middle names for Lilith. My […]
Nico is a cool boys name that is a modern variant on Nicholas. The name can be spelled either Nico or Niko and the two variants have similar levels of popularity. If you are considering it for your son, here are some great middle names for Nico. My ten favourite middle names for Nico: Scroll […]