One of the best books I've read about motherhood. I went to high school with her son, and I think he was a lucky guy--wish I'd gotten to know his whole family. I like how she's pithy and brief with her reflections. Here are some parts I loved (in my own words):
She says that we
can't take blame or credit for how our kids turn out. We take the blame
or credit for how WE turn out through our experiences as a mother.
says she writes because life is short and she wants to savor certain
moments. Writing gives her a chance to live a moment, ponder the
experience again while writing about it, and then relive it by reading
what she's written. She makes me want to write more in the journal I
keep for my kids.