What My Daughter's Deadly Allergies Have Taught Me About Parenting

November 14, 2014 3:24 PM

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As a mother to a child with a life-threatening disease, I've come to accept, and even embrace, a notion that I'm calling the "good enough childhood." Living in a society where this is the opposite ambition of every parent around me, it's taken half a decade for me to acknowledge that this is not only my goal, but that it's a great thing.

In each life, there are a few moments when one's whole world comes into focus, clear and large as through a child's magnifying glass: Moments when you are fully aware of every precious thing you have, and everything you can lose. And moments like these suddenly make routine life feel blissfully like...

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