In the summer of 2013 when my first child was about 6 months old, I was back to work and finally starting to feel like I had a handle on this “parenting thing.” And then it happened – he got sick. My husband and I were up all night with a vomiting, feverish infant. When 6am rolled around, we found ourselves at a decision point as to who was going to call out of work to stay home – I volunteered.

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