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Adjusting to Parenthood



While parenthood is lifetime of adjustments, there are specific and intense challenges we go through the first time our responsibilities suddenly expand to encompass of the entire well-being of those human beings now in our care. There are both universal and unique challenges for each of us, whatever the situations that brought children into our lives. Coping with the sudden unending stream of surprises, frustrations, and unmet—or impossible—expectations of ourselves and those around us can easily overwhelm us and cause us to lose our center. But there is an equal unending stream of advice, love, and care from those who have come before us, helping us on our way.

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Being a New Dad – 10 Things I Wish I Knew

Here we discuss 10 things I wish I knew before I became a dad and give some tips for new dads.

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What to Expect the First Year

With over 11 million copies in print, What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the world’s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don’t come with, but should. And now, it’s better than ever.

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What to Know Before Adopting a Child

There are three main paths to adopting. The route you choose will be based on personal, legal and financial factors.

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FindCenterThis is one thing they forget to mention in most child-rearing books, that at times you will just lose your mind. Period.

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Advice for Your New Parent Self | Parents

These couples have lived through first-time parenting and know the struggles. You may just learn a thing or two from their relatable experiences.

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Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads

An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad.

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The Loneliness of Parenting Is Very Real

There is a very particular loneliness that comes from being alone with a small child. A tang. A hum. A hollow. When it’s just you and your child, for hour after hour, you can start to feel very small and very far away.

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The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby’s First Year

There comes a time in every new mother’s life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly “bundle of joy” and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn’t buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry...

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How Not to Hate Your Husband After You Have Kids

Author Jancee Dunn couldn’t believe how furious she would get at her husband after they had a baby. Here are her tips for working through it.

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Brave New Mom: A Survival Guide for Mindfully Navigating Postpartum Motherhood

Moms are amazing! Becoming a mom is a radical, powerful change. It’s also really hard. New moms go through a lot, taking on a task that is lifelong, challenging, and battered by judgments and ideals of perfection. They are are often unacknowledged, untaught, and expected to be selfless.

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