CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler's Soul

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1. MOTHERING MATTERS

Time Well Spent Cheryl Kirking

Copycat Karin A. Lovold

Remembering Mama Mimi Greenwood Knight

On Parade Mimi Greenwood Knight

Sorting It Out Angie Barr

Obstacles and Opportunities Karna Converse

Working It Out Gloria Wooldridge

A Window to Look Through Brian G. Jett


2. MOM’S LOVE

You Might Be a Mommy If . . . Leslie Wilson

Bedtime Miracle Bonnie Compton Hanson

Flannel in the Food Court Emily Okaty Wilson

Promises, Promises Christine M. Smith

In His Second Year Michele Ivy Davis

Without Words Diane Kagey

Career-Minded Maria Nickless

Purple Principles Maureen Johnson

The House That Mommy Built Maryjo Faith Morgan

Hair Today Amanda L. Stevens

Mothering: The Next Generation Sally Friedman


3. INSIGHTS AND LESSONS

Food for Thought Lisa Wood Curry

On the Table Lizann Flatt

Blown Away Kristin Walker

The Potty Predicament Jackie Papandrew

The Green One June Williams

Through the Looking Glass Lisa Moffitt

The Critter Brigade Mimi Greenwood Knight

The Storyteller Eliza Ong

The Little Things Amy Krause


4. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE: BUILDING BLOCKS

Lucky Me Sheri Plucker

One Day, Some Day Lisa Moffitt

Taking Account Cindy Gehl

On the Run Renee Hixson

Play-Doh Perfection Sandra Giordano

Wishful Thinking Donna Lowich

Wheels Sheree Rochelle Gaudet


5. LAUGHTER IN THE CHAOS

Red-Faced and Remembering Mindy Ferguson

The Race Natalie Bright

When It Rains, It Pours Maria Monto

Market Madness Caroline Akervik

Mr. Clean Rita M. Pilger

Story Time Sherrie Peterson

Taming Temper Tantrums Kay Conner Pliszka

Gunning for Perfection Rochelle Nelson

A Higher Perspective Jennifer Oscar


6. TIME OUT!

“Be” Is for Bunko Tessa Floehr

We Interrupt This Parent Mimi Greenwood Knight

Down and Out Linda C. Apple

It’s All in the Timing Stephen D. Rogers

Rosie’s Salon Myrna C. G. Mibus

Pavement Paradise Rachelle Hughes

On a Role Linda Vujnov

The Sound of Silence Mandy Flynn


7. HELPING HANDS

Hand and Heart Elaine L. Bridge

Holding On Cheryl Kirking

A Little Help Please Libby Hempen

Daddy Bear Melissa Blanco

Oh, What a Ride! Sally Friedman

Bee Attitude Andrea Stark

Bearing Thanksgiving Jaye Lewis


8. THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD

Of Two Minds Carol McAdoo Rehme

Meeting Jeanie Tanya Lentz

The Grill Drill Jennifer Brown

Spiced Up Marilyn G. Nutter

When I’m a Grown-Up Jodi Seidler

Cents and Sensitivity Tasha Jacobson

Picking and Choosing Jennifer Lawler


9. LET SCHOOL BEGIN

Marker Magic Kathleen Ahrens, Ph.D., and Tracy Love, Ph.D.

Back-to-School Q&A Sarah Smiley

Growing Up Marsha B. Smith

Preschool Pangs Kristine Yankee

Fears and Tears Libby Kennedy

Late Bloomers Cheryl L. Butler

Mommy’s Help, Er Patricia E. Van West

Special Delivery Carita S. Barlow

Hire Calling Avagail Burton


10. PRECIOUS MOMENTS

The Mom Maria Nickless

Rainy Day Cake Mary Comeau-Kronenwetter

Superheroes Christina Quist

At Your Service Tsgoyna Tanzman

All That Glitters Stephanie Ray Brown

X-Ray Vision Jo Moon

Paying the Price Autumn Conley

A Higher Plane Ellen Javernick

Cookie Cutter Connection Tessa Floehr

Weavings Karen Olson Burkhartzmeyer

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Maria Nickless?

Who Is Elisa Morgan?

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