This book is not a memoir but a compilation of actual journals that the author kept as her children were born and growing from infants to young adults. It captures the funny sayings of young children we all wish we had written down at the time. It also captures the very real problems of parenting, sibling rivalries, and settling into new neighborhoods. The author writes with her heart and records the ordinary moments so they won't be forgotten. She also writes with a very young voice, and we see her mature along with her children over the fifteen years that this book encompasses.