CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ALL IN A DAY’S WORK

The Interview Nicole Jenkins as told to Michele “Screech” Campanelli

Ask and You Shall Receive Jane Imber

Love and War lizabeth Rand

The Commanding Secretary Russel M. Perman

Getting Away Kimberly A. Porrazzo

Career Day Mary Dixon Lebeau

The Birthday Tiara Deborah M. Ritz

Not Just Another Rat Ava Pennington

Trooper Laura Kidder

The Lady Behind the Slinky Jeanne Marie Laskas

A Speedy Job Evelyn L. Lesch

The Real Lesson Ruth Reis Jarvis, M.A., C.C.C.

The Red Purse Louise Moeri

2. BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY

Getting My Priorities Straight Sybella V. Ferguson Patten

Just a Few More Minutes Sara Henderson

A Working Mother’s Prayer Cheryl M. Kremer

This Is the Best Day of My Life Dian Tune Lopez

Two of a Kind Paula Ferrato

What Goes Around, Comes Around Linda Tuccio-Koonz

Notes Left by Two Working Parents Ken Swarner

A Child’s Playground Tony Gilbert

Safe Andrea Durham

Household Chores Teresa Pitman

The Girl Inside the Woman Peyton Budinger

First in Her Heart Doris Iarovici, M.D.

A Hug for Your Thoughts Brenda Nixon

Trouble Brewing Cynthia Briche

Mom’s Special Day Connie Hill

Kiss Katherine Pepin

My Two-Piece Suit Elizabeth Neri Schorr

Vacuum Cleaner Marks—Tracks to a Mother’s Heart Julia Rosien

Picture-Perfect Bologna Diane M. Vanover

Ceiling Fans Marie Jones

The Best Days of Our Lives Colleen Hartry

3. TEAMWORK

Strangers No More Delores Christian Liesner

Leaving My Ego at the Door Patricia Dillon Sobczak

The Back Corner Booth Celeste Winters

The Best Sales Bonus Beatrice E. Brown

A “Dish” with Integrity Erin Kilby

The Monday Good-News Lunch Club Mickey Bambrick

More Time for Mom (to Be) Ellen Dietz

The Gift of Understanding Susan Stava

4. SPECIAL MOMENTS

Little Amigo Deana Ward

The Hammock Patricia Lorenz

The Answer from Above Patty Hansen

Respect and Pride Dianne C. Bradley

A First Rachel Byrne

Any Regrets? Lisa Russell Motley

Performance Under the Stars Rayleen Downes

5. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

The Other Side of the Glass Ceiling Nancy Michel Bandy

Standing Firm Virginia Boshears

The Damn Cape Colleen Justus Eastman

Running for Office, Running for Life Judith Newman

I’ve Gotta Be Me Kristin S. Door

The Red Bandana Jodi L. Severson

6. A MOTHER’S WORK

Letters from My Daughter Patricia Lorenz

Pennies and Prayers Peggy L. Bert

Night Shift Maggi White

Embracing the Mommy Track Deborah Shouse

I’d Masquerade as a Mom
    if I Could Sew the Costume Shirley Kawa-Jump

Coming to Mom’s Rescue Clara Null

The Scooby Doo Band-Aid Lisa Wood Curry

7. MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Precious Cargo Laurie Patterson

The Odd-Shaped Vegetable Rosalind Turner

What Do You Want to Do
    with the Rest of Your Life? Linda Blackman, C.S.P.

One Hour a Week Gail Rosenblum

To Return Tomorrow Susan Burkholder

A Mother’s Choice Renée Day

A Gift from the Woman in White Barbara Bartocci

Old Deadeye Bean Roger Wilkins

A New Perspective on Land Mines Nancy Harless

A Cat, Six Kittens and a Wheelchair Arlene Alice Centerwall

Princess of the City Eileen Valinoti

United We Stand Jenna Skophammer

Never Too Late Linda Apple

8. LIVING YOUR DREAM

Against All Odds Amy Ash Nixon

The Power of Perseverance Denise Schupp

From Under the Boot Heel Wendy Natkong

Life—It’s All Good Patty Lataille

Discovery Toys Doug Garr

Tuning In Susan L. Gilbert

Take Two Lemons and Make Lemonade Elaine L. Galit

Not So Dumb Gail Buchalter

No Spring Chicken Arlene Alice Centerwall

A Long Hot Summer Carolee Ware

First-Year Working Woman Joan Clayton

A Memoir of a Friend Joan Curtis

The Creation of a Caring Corporation Cynthia Kersey

A License to Follow One’s Dream Debby Kate Stahl Ramsey

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Patty Aubery?

Who Are Chrissy and Mark Donnelly?

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