I did not find this book particulary uplifting. It has some nice stories that bring tears to your eyes, as all Chicken Soup books do, but the bulk of the stories consisted of 1-2 pages of complaining and one paragraph of nice things. Honestly, I felt that after reading it that motherhood is something that I should fear and not look forward to since I will spend the rest of my days in a dirty house, unshowered, unkempt, and very very very tired. In addition, the book focuses on one family in particular. There are far to many stories about a perfect child named Micah and not enough from other people. I was not very pleased, and I was disappointed since I am a huge fan of Chicken Soup books in general.