This book was a lot bigger than I was expecting. Subtitled “The Art and Science of Managing a Large Family,” it is chock full of practical wisdom for managing a large family. Even when things at our house are all running smoothly, I enjoy reading this sort of thing. When things aren’t running smoothly, I especially enjoy it. The chapters are succinct and their titles self-explanatory, so I suppose it would be possible to use the table of contents as an index and just look up Kim’s suggestions for problem areas. But if you are anything like me, you will want to read the book straight through, cover to cover. Of special note is Kim’s appendix on coping with exhaustion — there you’ll find tips any mother can use, whether she has two kids or twenty!