The author realized how "easy" her children had it at home. Their sense of entitlement further prompted her to devise a 12 month system where she wasn't doing all of the work and they could contribute while gaining a sense of accomplishment and power within themselves. With the introduction to her 5 children ranging in age from 3-14 the conversation throughout the book was humorous, beneficial and recognizable within my own family when my children were younger. Filled with tips, what worked or didn't for her family, what was learned each month and the struggles and successes encountered.
Although these are the author's ideas and suggestions I feel they can easily be improvised to fit within the readers family and situations. The book applies humor mixed with common sense tactics and could be a helpful tool to others, especially those with young children who are looking for ways to promote self independence. Also would be helpful for working moms and dads or anyone else who need extra help with the never ending list of household and outdoor chores. I would recommend this book to others.