The author talks about her recollections of,the hard times, but, simple times. Throughout the novel you'll see as time changes, mothers became more and more independent. However, the more independent mothers became,the more chaotic the world and the children became. We, as mothers, welcomed Women's Liberation. But what we didn't realize was that Women's Liberation had us going against the grain of God. The Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 3:15 states;"that which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God seeks that which is past." In other words, nothing under the Sun is new; what's going on now has happened before. If you don't believe that look at the sizes of our children today, then go to the book of Genesis:chapter 6:4. There is a chapter in the novel that talk's about "These Giants are just Children" it compares the children in the bible days to the children today.
It talk's about how God made us, women peculiar people, yet at some stage in our lives, we allow our life to become a tangled web. It's nothing we can't get out of; if we put God first.
Then it ends with how life would be if everyone stay in their perspective places. If you want to know how to do that, simply go to God's word:The Basic, Instruction, Before, Leaving, Earth=BIBLE.