Embracing...the baby

Embracing...the baby

There's no doubt about it . . . a newborn changes everything.  And, in an idealistic, romanticized way, a newborn is a sweet blessing.  Disney characters flitting through the backyard and all that stuff.  But, let's be real.  Change is H.A.R.D.  Really hard.  Adjusting to the demands of parenthood is daunting, overwhelming, and did I mention, just plain, hard?  

Part of human nature is to come up with strategies to overcome the challenges we face.  A great survival skill.  But, parenting is one of those paradoxical situations.  “A problem-solving strategy that might work in other situations” may be counter-productive in parenting.  Why?  Because babies are people not problems….

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