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Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

I read this lovely book while sitting on a 2h commute and I think I laughed and I cried and I felt like having a baby just here and now.  I recommend this book to any new mother to be – either by adopting, using a carrier mommy or even by carrying the little bundle of joy to term. The stories are about the pains of giving birth, the love of a new human being and how tough the first few months are while the new mom struggles with the massive difference between the idea of perfection and the messy reality of having a baby. It’s not only new moms that are features but also new dads, those little talked about parents who impact a little baby’s life so profoundly.

The short stories remind us what sacrifices mothers sometimes make when trying to do the best for our children. Motherhood isn’t easy, but this book is a reminder that the end result is worth the journey.

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. -Marion C. Garretty

If you find yourself moved to share a story with others, do it. When a story makes you think of another person, call the person it brings to mind and share it. Engage these stories and let them move you to do whatever comes up for you. They are meant to inspire and motivate you.

For a lot of these stories we went back to the original source and asked them to write it or tell it in their own words. Many of the stories will be in their voice, not ours. We have
I have read previous chicken soup for the soul books and they all are unique but they are also alike in that they are all filled will stories from different people and about different situations and the stories are a reflection of the writers or story tellers feelings . I like them so much because it is easy to relate to most of the stories and they are very insirational . It is a wonderful portrayal of the feelings that mothers go through and celebrates the most rewarding job in the world : Being a mother.

Now that… my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! -Forest Houtenschil

About the author:

Jack Canfield is an American motivational speaker and author. He is best known as the co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series, which currently has over 124 titles and 100 million copies in print in over 47 languages. According to USA Today, Canfield and his writing partner, Mark Victor Hansen, were the top-selling authors in the United States in 1997.

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