Being a mother is the hardest yet most rewarding responsibility I have ever had. I'm sure many mothers would attest to that sentiment. And as I am living through the fear, anxiety, faith, and love of motherhood, I often contemplate my relationships that have strengthened with women in similar positions.
A happy baby is a baby who knows there are rules. This is one of the great ironies of becoming a parent and it takes a while to figure out: Although babies bring chaos into your life, they don't actually like chaos. Even though they make a huge mess, they actually prefer a nice tidy world, one in which they can depend on simple routines and reliable outcomes.