Book Review & Giveaway: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom” – US/CAN 3 Winners (Ends 4/23)

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Wendy Walker
384Pages (Paperback)
Date Published:  March 23, 2010
A mother’s job is never done, but in this great gift book she gets the praise she deserves. Children from 8 to 80 share their words of gratitude and appreciation in this new collection of stories for moms. Daughters and sons relate tales of love and learning, celebrating moms, their wisdom, and all that they do. These stories of special memories, loving and hard lessons, unforgettable moments, laughter and tears, and support and encouragement will bring any mom joy, inspiration, and amusement. Mothers of all ages, whether new moms, experienced moms, or grandmothers, will feel good about the recognition they receive.
Being the first of five kids, I was not the only child begging for my moms attention. And throughout my teenage years when I would tell her how much I hate her, I now laugh because I don’t even go a day without talking to her! Then when I had my own sons and they started needing me, I realized how great it is to be a mom, even when I have to change poopy diapers and clean up vomit! Moms really are important, great, and know everything! Well this Chicken Soup book is adorable. It made me laugh, cry, think about my mom, and appreciate my kids.
The book is broken down first into sections including: Following in Her Footsteps, Mom Knows Best, Making Sacrifices, Favorite Moments, Mom to the Rescue, What Goes Around Comes Around, One of a Kind, Gifts of the Heart, and My Mother’s Legacy. Each section then has personal stories relating to the topic. I love that I can pick up this book anytime and read a section I am looking for guidance or just need at the time. I have also been randomly picking up the book and reading stories, which is especially easy for a busy mom since they are only a few pages long. Some of the stories are exactly what I needed to make myself feel better and laugh.
This book would make a great Mother’s Day present or just a present for any special mom in your life!
BUY IT: You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul books at your local bookstore or at Amazon. You can also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website for more information and you can even submit your own stories there!
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Nancy said...

I have read many of the Chicken Soup books over the years and enjoyed them all! I'd also love to read their Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings book.

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Merrie L. said...

I think I'd find "Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family: 101 Incredible Stories about our Funny, Quirky, Lovable & "Dysfunctional" Families" interesting!

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