Some years ago, when many of my working-professional friends became moms in rapid succession, I sent Mother’s Day cards by the stack.
We were all new to the mommy gig, and I watched as ultra-confident women questioned their every decision. Should they wake the baby or let him sleep? If the pacifier calms her, is it worth risking “nipple confusion” for the peace achieved? Never before had anything been so important to us, and nothing could have prepared us for how much we wanted to get it right.