Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Lessons

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Lessons

by Amy Newmark, Jo Dee Messina


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Being a mom is both the most difficult and the most rewarding job in the world! And these 101 personal stories say Thanks to My Mom, with heartwarming and entertaining anecdotes that will make her feel loved and appreciated.

She’ll read about:

  • Great Role Models— amazing stories about moms setting a positive example
  • Rising to the Challenge— courageous moms getting through tough times Maternal Mischief—laugh-outloud mishaps and wacky situations
  • Love and Acceptance— forgiveness, understanding, and unconditional love
  • The Best Cheerleaders— moms bringing out the best in children of all ages
  • The Wisdom of Mothers— all their sage advice that we secretly follow
  • Mom Was Right—Yes, she was! And you might as well admit it.
  • My Mother the Teacher— our first and best teachers and their life lessons
  • The Other Moms in Our Lives— stepmothers, grandmothers, in-laws & more!

Read Jo Dee’s story about her own mom, and 100 other stories about gratitude, love, and lessons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599459
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 630,254
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Jo Dee Messina is an award-winning, multi-platinum recording country artist.

Table of Contents

Introduction Jo Dee Messina 1

Great Role Models

1 The String that Binds Our Hearts Jo Dee Messina 11

2 Without Prejudice Donna Finlay Savage 15

3 A Last Request and a Lasting Lesson Judith Lavori Keiser 18

4 The Play's the Thing Maggie Anderson 22

5 Fake It Till You Make It Alisa Edwards Smith 25

6 Selfie Alison Gunn 27

7 The Dangdest Thing Jeanie Jacobson 30

8 Mom's Recipe for Life Nancy Julien Kopp 33

9 The Letter Irena Nieslony 36

10 Breaking Bed Marge Gower 39

11 Sailing Through the Storm Pat Wahler 43

12 The Cake Lady Amy McCoy Dees 46

Rising to the Challenge

13 A Strike at the Ballpark Amy Newmark 53

14 This Too Shall Pass Connie K. Pombo 57

15 They're My Children Susan De Witt Wilder 60

16 Under Control Linda Fisher 62

17 Roomies Gail Molsbee Morris 65

18 Looking Back Clarissa Villaverde 68

19 The Perfect Prom Dress Marisa Bardach Ramel 70

20 As Long as I'm Living… Thomas Schonhardt 74

21 Mom Said No Terrie Lynn Birney 77

22 Underwear Model Edie Schmidt 80

23 Speak Up Maria Calderon Sandoval 82

24 Until One Day M. G. Lane 85

25 Safety Arms Alana Patrick 87

26 No Matter What Tyler Stocks 90

Maternal Mischief

27 Catastrophe Jody Lebel 97

28 Eating the Evidence Eva Schlesinger 101

29 The Mailman Zachary Waterman 106

30 Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Gloom of Night Kathy McGowen 110

31 Mom's Cuss Jar Donna Duly Volkenannt 113

32 The Bahamas Mammas Judith Fitzsimmons 116

33 My Mother's Wig Lorraine Mace 119

34 Top-Priority Delivery Rick Schafer 122

Love and Acceptance

35 I Was So Wrong Joe Ricker 127

36 A Bowl of Soup Heidi Gaul 130

37 Nothing Wrong Bobby Bermúdas 133

38 My Mother's Hands Marya Morin 135

39 An Ordinary Life Suzanne M. Brazil 139

40 The Cleaning Gene Harriet Cooper 143

41 Learning to Forgive Darlene Carpenter Herring 147

42 She Already Knew Ayanna Bryce 150

43 She Put Her Book Down Dale G. Jackson 154

44 Love in Four Panels Karen Wilson 157

45 A Miracle Mile Miracle Diane Stark 160

46 Cooking Up Love Tyann Sheldon Rouw 164

The Best Cheerleaders

47 Writing What You Know Larry Miller 171

48 Pilots and Princesses Carol Henderson 175

49 Letters from Home Rachel Loewen 179

50 A Book for Mama Mary Beth Magee 182

51 Mom's Lawn Chair Jill Haymaker 185

52 Footprints in the Sand Jennifer Lynn Clay 188

53 Mom's Dreams Michael Strand 190

54 The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars Denise Drespling 192

55 Finish It for Me Maril Crabtree 196

56 The Pie Chart of Me Aileen Liang 199

57 "Doing Life" with Mom Diane Stark 203

58 Just One More Chapter Gail MacMillan 206

59 The Courage to Wait Dayne E. Mazzuca 210

The Wisdom of Mothers

60 Confessions of a Latchkey Kid Mark Leiren-Young 217

61 Tell Them You Can Do It Mary Wood Bridgman 220

62 Be Nice Michelle A. Watkins 223

63 Never Too Busy John P. Buentello 225

64 Gotcha! Eva Carter 228

65 The Absence of Fear Brenda Watterson 231

66 Mom's Old, Useless Bible Joseph B. Walker 234

67 On Solid Ground Susan Blakeney 237

68 I'II Be Right There Katie Bangert 240

69 The Memory Box Diana Creel Elarde 243

70 A Heart Like Hers Logan Eliasen 248

Mom Was Right

71 A 100 Percent Chance of Mom Kathy Lynn Harris 255

72 Reclaiming My Sparkle Christy Heitger-Ewing 259

73 Stand Tall and Pround Susan R. Ray 264

74 Grumbling in the Garden Lori Zenker 267

75 Tough Love Pam Carter 269

76 Advice Worth Trying Rita Durrett 272

77 Dorothy and Sophia Kyle Therese Cranston 276

78 The Meanest Mother in Town Carol Commons-Brosowske 279

79 In Gratitude Raymond M. Wong 282

80 Birthday Blues Sarah McCrobie 284

81 Always Show Up R'becca Groff 286

My Mother the Teacher

82 My First Teacher Bill Jager 293

83 Back to the Bank Elizabeth Greenhill 295

84 Modeling Change Lorri Danzig 298

85 Honest Love Gretchen Bassier 302

86 The Love of Cooking Dorann Weber 306

87 For the Love of Learning CF Sherrow 308

88 A Teachable Moment Jennifer Clark Vihel 311

89 Yahtzee Queen Linda Lohman 314

90 The Wisest Woman in the World Gail MacMillan 316

91 Happy Feet Georgia A. Hubley 320

92 A Love of Words Michelle Shocklee 323

The Other Moms in Our Lives

93 Thanks to My Nine Moms Johnny Tan 329

94 Last Duet Chris Rainer 334

95 Quardruple Love Stephanie Jackson 338

96 Becoming a Daughter Jenni K. Worley 341

97 Just Is a Four-Letter Word Lynne Leite 344

98 Second Mother Annette Gulati 348

99 Eva Garrett Bauman 352

100 Joined at the Heart June Harman Betts 356

101 Just Ask Carol Hatcher 359

Meet Our Contributors 361

Meet Amy Newmark 377

Meet Jo Dee Messina 379

Thank Your 381

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 382

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Lessons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Larry Lampkin More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my wife's birthday. Having recently lost her mom, I thought it would bring back wonderful memories of their special relationship. My wife couldn't put the book down, finishing it in just a few days. She highly recommends this book, as she laughed and cried her way through it!!!
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