by Marnie McAllister. The first weeks and months of a baby’s life are simultaneously the most joyful and the most stressful for new parents. Regardless of the planning and praying that occurred before the birth, new parents still often find themselves overwhelmed when it’s time to bring Baby home. In this CareNote, Marnie McAllister, a mother of two young boys, offers guidance (and potential relief) to her fellow parents. These tips, ones she’s practiced herself, will help parents adjust to their situation and regain the balance that can get temporarily upset with a new addition to the family.