This is a good book to read if you've got little kids, as there is not a major story line to keep in mind, so you can start and stop reading at any time. It's sort of the story of what all mothers go through at one time or another. Parts of it are funny, parts are heartwarming, and parts are sad.
This story is told from the viewpoints of Claire (the single mom), Mia (Claire's swinging single big sister) and Claire's daughter, Zoe (think Junie B. Jones with better grammar). We follow Claire and Zoe as they struggle through the trials of becoming a single parent family. Even through the struggles, the story is lighthearted and comical.
I enjoyed the story but as the mother of 1st and 3rd graders, I needed to suspend reality and just accept Zoe as she's presented. She's a 6 year old 2nd grader who seems to act and think like a Kindergartener yet writes journal entries with the skill of a pre-teen. In the same manner I remind myself to laugh at Claire's glaringly obvious shortcomings and the need to introduce her to daycare as an obvious option for a working mother.
A good book for the mom who is pulled in serveral directions between work and raising a family.
Very enjoyable! A lot more meat to the story than most chick lit books.
Fun, funny; likeable characters; hard not to laugh out loud! Leslie Carroll's writing style makes for a delightful read.
I loved this one! I was so involved in the story, I actually couldn't put it down.
A fun "summer" read. The author uses an interesting technique where she tells the story of a mom, her daughter, and the mom's sister over the period of an eventful year. Keeps the story interesting, but not hard to follow because each character has a distinct voice and the font changes when she changes character.
Cute story of a young mom and her daughter.