Liberating, hilarious, heart-stirring, and in some places heart-breaking.

Thank goodness … for books that are unafraid to look head-on at the messy, glorious, panicked, sleep-deprived, heart-stopping, beautiful, terrifying baggage that shows up on your emotional doorstep the minute a new baby is placed in your arms. […] The beauty of this collection is not only in its varied individuality but also in its unity. Together, these wise and wonderful voices, warm, witty, and sometimes weary, look with wonder at the phenomenal and profound emotional and physical upheaval caused by the entry of these little beings into our lives. They gently remind us that parenting is a holy mission, though one with a high level of collateral damage, and that tenderness itself is the reward.