Kay draws on her own life with ten kids to share secrets only a mother could know: why you need that crucial break, when to join the "What the Hell Club" where fun is more important than a completed to-do list, and how happy memories you are creating right now can fill your family's emotional bank account with joy and strength. She urges parents to keep romance alive in a marriage, and to reach for the right balance between career and family life. Most of all, Kay opens your eyes to these important truths: You are the most important gift you will ever give to your children. Your happiness - not the money you earn or the things you buy for them - will determine your children's success. You can't experience the best parts of parenting if you aren't in good shape emotionally and physically. (The word nap will take on new meaning in your life.) You should never compare yourself to another parent - not even those perfect parents we all know and hate. (Pssst...perfect parents are dangerous to their children's welfare.).