CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

Baby-Lift LeAnn Thieman

A Surprise Gift for Mother Sarah A. Rivers

Mother’s Day Niki Sepsas

All Those Years Alice Collins

The Bobby Pins Linda Goodman

Squeeze My Hand and I’ll Tell You That I Love You Mary Marcdante

In the Genes The Best of Bits & Pieces

A Child Is Born Reverend Michael Lindvall

A Perfect Son Sharon Drew Morgen

Most Kids Are Born Only Once Joseph C. Rosenbaum

The Unlocked Door Robert Strand

Mom for a Day Anne Jordan

2. A MOTHER’S GUIDING HAND

To Read When You’re Alone Mike Staver

My Mother Says ... Robert F. Whittle Jr.

The Inspection Author Unknown

What Color Is a Hug? Loretta Hall

Garlic Tales Mike Lipstock

The Tooth Fairy Suzanne Moustakas

Love Notes Antoinette Kuritz

Saved by the Belt Randee Goldsmith

Red-Letter Failure Day Judith Towse-Roberts

The Midnight Caller Edith Dean

3. A MOTHER’S COURAGE

My Son, Ryan Jeanne White

Awright, Mom? Christine Perez

Moving Mountains Jim Stovall

Hearts Across the World Amsheva Miller

Real Vision Marsha Arons

Every Morning Is a Gift Deborah Bebb

A Mother’s Fight for a Special Child Tom Mulligan

Welcome to Holland Emily Perl Kingsley

4. ON MOTHERHOOD

Motherhood—A Trivial Pursuit? Jacklyn Lee Lindstrom

Art 101 Author Unknown

A Mother’s Letter to a Son Starting Kindergarten Rebecca Christian

Tale of a Sports Mom Judy Bodmer

No More Oatmeal Kisses Erma Bombeck

The Signs of Advanced Momhood Liane Kupferberg Carter

Forever, For Always, and No Matter What! Jeanette Lisefski

The Quiet Hero Denny McCormick and Lisa McCormick

Breaking In Baby Dave Barry

When a Child Goes Off to College Phyllis Volkens

Mother’s Helper Jane Jayroe

The Stepmother Jennifer Graham

I’d Rather Meredith Gray

5. BECOMING A MOTHER

Joy to the World W. Shirley Nunes

An Indescribable Gift Jeanette Lisefski

Motherwit Amy Hilliard-Jones

She Looks Like Us Judy Farris

Mom Barbara L. Warner

I Don’t Want a New Baby Rosemary Laurey

Out of Our Hands Colleen Derrick Horning

A Treasure Without Price Sandra Julian

The Chosen One Sue West

6. SPECIAL MOMENTS

The Day We Flew the Kites Frances Fowler

Dance with Me Jean Harper

The Prognosis Rochelle M. Pennington

The Family Dinner Shari Cohen

My Daughter, My Teacher Janet S. Meyer

The Broken Doll Dan Clark

A Child’s Vision Sherwin Kaufman

May Day Donna Getzinger

How Santa Knew Faye Porter

The Day I Was Too Busy Cindy Ladage

The Play’s the Thing Jayne Jaudon Ferrer

Swift Second Daryl Ott Underhill

When Mother Came to Tea Margie M. Coburn

Finding Her There Christina Keenan

7. MIRACLES

Angel in Uniform Jeannie Ecke Sowell

The Healing Sandy Jones

Adopting a Dream Kathryn Lay

Honey, You’d Better Sit Down Sheryl Nicholson

A Promise on Mother’s Day Joan Wester Anderson

Mother and Child Reunion Carolyn Campbell

After 40 Years Linda O’Camb

Four Angels Jacquelin A. Gorman

8. LETTING GO

Home Run for Mom John Morris

Remembering Will Have to Do Victoria A. Lapikas

Celebrating My Mother Terry Marotta

Robin Barbara Bush

John Muriel Cochrane

To Captain Candy and the Women Who Took to the Skies Diana L. Chapman

9. A GRANDMOTHER’S LOVE

What’s a Grandmother? Patsy Gray

I Was Born for This Job Billie B. Chesney

Grandma’s Garden Lynnette Curtis

Dinner Out Maryann Lee Jacob

We Need a Rock Kathy Ryan

10. THANK YOU, MOM

Mama and Miss Jordan Mary Hatwood Futrell

When a Mother Blows Out 75 Candles Alice Collins

Six of the Seven Wonders of My World Jane Harless Woodward

Mailboxes Bettie B. Youngs

My Mother’s Riches Mary Kenyon

Just Plain Wrong Gerald E. Thurston Jr.

Great Lady Tim Hansel

Afterword:
Prayer for My Mother
Lynn Kalinowski

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Jennifer Read Hawthorne?

Who Is Marci Shimoff?

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