The birth of a first child alters parents’ lives suddenly and forever: sleepless nights, afternoons in pajamas and hardly a moment’s respite. Parents are able to make this transition because of changes that take place in the brain
A few weeks after the birth of my first son, I caught myself rocking a stick of butter to sleep while in line at the supermarket checkout. I gently moved the shopping cart back and forth, until I became aware of what I was doing and stopped in the hope that no one had observed me.
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