If you’re wondering whether you are really ready to have a baby, you should grab a copy of How To Have A Baby And Not Lose Your Shit, by Kirsty Smith (published by Bennion Kearney). It’s funny, yes, but more importantly it sends the message that when it comes to having and raising kids, don’t sweat the small stuff. You don’t have to be the perfect parent, you don’t have to have the perfect child, heck you don’t even have to have the perfect life… the best way to be a good mom is to just roll with the punches and expect the unexpected. And above all, just remain as calm as possible; both you and your child will make it through and as long as you love him (or her) and have their best interest at heart everything will turn out okay in the end. The best approach to parenthood I can advise a new parent to take is to view it as comedic fodder for future recall, because, oh you will! You will recall it, the stories will be standard holiday time storytelling fare for years to come!