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From Chicken Soup for the Working Mom's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. GOOD MOMS CAN WORK AND STILL HAVE GREAT KIDS

When Mommy Is a Writer Sally Friedman

Mommy of the Board Pamela Hackett Hobson

Pennies and Prayers Peggy Bert

A Privilege Harriet May Savitz

Modern Machines Felice Prager

The Best of Both Worlds Mimi Greenwood Knight

Boardroom Babies Nicole M. Whitney

From a Distance Sheryl McCormick

Framed Joan Paquette

Mother: Guilty as Charged Stephanie Ray Brown

2. "MOMMY" ON MY RESUME

The Playground Lady Winter D. Prosapio

A Working Mom's Retirement Plan Linda O'Connell

Learning to Smell the Roses Tiffany O'Neill

A Mom First Kimberly Kimmel

Happy Mother's Day Ann Morrow

Weaving a Web of Wise Words at Work Tanya Tyler

3. TAKING TIME FOR ME

Jumping In with Both Feet Dahlynn McKowen

Chat and Chew Pamela Hackett Hobson

Making Memories Jo Webnar

My Day Off Judy Spence

A Home of My Own Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal

Earning the Privilege of Being Sick Mary Vallo

The Contract Stephanie Welcher Thompson

4. ENLISTING EXTRA HELP!

The Choice Stephanie Chandler

Another Calling Mimi Greenwood Knight

The Button Vanessa Ann Cain

That Ugly Thing Maryjo Faith Morgan

Dear Working Mom Mindy Potts

You Are So Special to Me Christina Guzman

Are They Your Stepchildren? Jennifer Oliver

A Mom for Working Moms Eva Juliuson

Angels in Seminole Stephen A. Peterson

Being a Working Mom Dorothy Megan Clifton

Waving the White Flag Deborah Shouse

To Toast a Dad Jo Ann Holbrook

Relearning How to Say Good-bye Maya Fleischmann

A Simple Recipe Linda Hanson

Mom-entum Jennifer Nicholson

5. SUPERWOMAN-JUGGLING IT ALL

The Breast Pump Ken Swarner

Interview Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal

The Ideal Situation Melanie Howard

In Mom We Trust Diane M. Covington

Notes Left by Two Working Parents Ken Swarner

There's No Such Thing as a Part-Time Mom Karen Cogan

The Best of Both Worlds Debi Callies

The Glamorous Life as a Novelist Erica Orloff

Of Mice, Men, and the New York Times Sally Friedman

Morning Glory Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal

6. THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD

A Child's Playground Tony Gilbert

We're Out of Food Pamela Teague

The Value of Money Lynda Johnson

Out of the Mouths of Babes Miriam Hill

Too Much Work Cynthia Morningstar

What's in It for Us Is Good Arlene Uslander

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work I Go-Not Crystal Davis

7. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Eight Days a Week Pamela Hackett Hobson

Shortcuts and Illusions Jane Elsdon

Dog Days Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal

Learning to Fly Britt Prince

Hugs and Kisses Susan Courtad

The New Age To-Do List Shirley Warren

Balancing Margaret P. Cunningham

The Little Computer That Wouldn't Carol Mell

Real Summers Mary Dixon Lebeau

8. INSIGHTS AND LESSONS

A Lesson Learned When Tying Shoelaces Margaret Haefner Berg

Are You Listening? Jennifer L. White

Little Sounds Peggy Frezon

Mustaches on Cherubs Margaret Lang

Every Day Is a Good Day Kathleen Partak

Moms Know Everything Emily Rider-Longmaid

Sick Day Brenda Rosales Rincon

Paving the Road from Nanna to Mamma Pat Moore

Prioritize to Simplify Your Life Sharon McElroy

The Road to Independence Pat Winters Lauro

Dandelions and My Little Samantha Dorothy K. Fletcher

Fate and Hindsight Jan Morrill

Back in the Saddle Again Bernetta Thorne-Williams

Beware the "I'ds" of March Heather Cook

Engraved on the Pages of Life Betty King

Storm Day Bonnie Jarvis-Lowe

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Patty Aubery?

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