Woven out of wisdom, humour, experience, love, charm, and a poetic economy of words, here is one pithy, memorable lesson per page, beginning with the Beginning, and covering toddlerhood, the school years, spirituality, and, of course, love and romance. There are practical matters for first-time mothers of sons: watch out when you're changing his nappy. Baby boys shoot straight in the air. The whimsical yet invaluable suggestion: have tea with him in the afternoons. Serve cookies. Reminders about the importance of your own values: treat his father with love and respect. Show your son that being a man is a good thing.