For 15 months, I tried to do everything right. I studied articles from baby websites and magazines, attended parenting education classes, and compared best practices with other moms. I followed a schedule, served organic produce, limited sweets, kept the TV off, and faithfully brushed Viv’s six tiny teeth every night in the bath.
I’m not saying I was a perfect mom. I screwed up plenty—just not on purpose.
Then my daughter got her first fever and all my rules went out the window…
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