It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time is the tenth collection of Stone Soup cartoons. Stone Soup is a syndicated comic strip that features a big, rowdy, multigenerational extended family, headed by sisters Val and Joan who live next door to each other. With precious little privacy and plenty of chaos, the Stone clan navigates life with toddlers, tomboys, and teens. Balancing work, kids, dating, step-parenting, money issues, and aging, the Stones struggle with the same issues we all face in life. Stone Soup is written with love and empathy for parents and kids of all ages.