As I waded through the early weeks with a newborn (a colicky one at that), I often wondered why my baby didn't do what the book said or why I couldn't get anything done. A dear, lifelong friend and mama of three helped me deal with those frustrations in a way I did not expect.
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"Lower your expectations," she advised. "The baby is alive and the house is still standing," she joked. Turns out she was right, the way we manage expectations and perceive a situation has all the power in the world to determine our satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the circumstances.