In the end, I've rejected all the expert parenting philosophies. This isn't because there's anything particularly bad about any of them. Experience has simply led me to employ a different parenting philosophy in their place: my own. I call mine Do What Works Best for your Family.Something about the book reminds me of one of my favorite quotes - practically my motto for homeschooling "Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." (St. Francis of Assisi). Danielle lays out a lot of simple ideas for handling the necessary (like prioritizing housekeeping needs and avoiding mom-guilt) and the possible (like suggestions for simple monthly celebrations relating to the liturgical year - a nice simple starting point, including recipes) that end up adding up to more than we ever dreamed - and are part of - particularly from the outside - what looks impossible to moms who are overwhelmed with their two or three young children.
I'm working on a more detailed review for Heart and Mind Magazine, but wanted to jot some notes down here first.