Susan M. Heim

Writer / Editor / Marketer

Oh, Baby!

7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year

by Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., Susan M. Heim & Jennifer L. Youngs

Are you ever really prepared for your first child? Or even the second or third? So you've got the nursery set up, the diapers bought and the pediatrician selected, but you may be shocked at how, despite your best efforts, you're totally unprepared for parenthood! This book will provide you -- the expectant or new parent -- with the "real story" about the many ways a new baby will turn your life upside-down. These changes -- which occur in 7 key areas of life -- may surprise you.

While this book is realistic in the ways that life is changed post-baby, it offers practical advice and sensitive know-how to help you survive -- and even thrive! -- in the first year. Through the use of fascinating narratives, poignant questions, suggested activities and experienced advice, you'll find solutions that maximize an optimistic view in tackling the challenges that are naturally a part of new parenthood. Best of all, your new coping skills will free you up from the stresses of that first year so you can love your baby -- and cherish your new family -- for the ultimate parenting experience!