In this beautiful book, Elizabeth Cohen gives us a true and moving portrait of the love and courage of a family. Elizabeth is a member of the "sandwich generation"--people caught in the middle of simultaneously caring for their children and for their aging parents. She is the mother of Ava and the daughter of Daddy, and she's responsible for both of them. Hers is the story of a woman's struggle to keep her family whole, to raise her child in a house of laughter and love, and to keep her father from hiding the house keys in his slippers. In this story full of everyday triumphs, Elizabeth--a suddenly single mother with a career, a mortgage, and a hamper of laundry--finds her world spiraling out of control yet full of beauty. Faced with mounting disasters, she chooses to confront life head on.