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Chicken Soup for the Soul Power Moms

What exactly is a power mom?

Chicken Soup for the Soul highlights the power of choice that SAHM and WAHM’s exercise daily in their new offering, Chicken Soup for the Soul Power Moms: 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home and Work from Home Moms. The essays included highlight the fact that we have a lot of choices as moms, and will often move from one choice to another.

This anthology features some writers with whom many of you are familiar:

I wouldn’t normally think about recommending this sort of book for a book club, but this one has questions for discussion, and I think that reading this book with a group of women in the same boat that you are in could open up a wonderfully honest and supportive conversation.

If you like Chicken Soup for the Soul books, keep your eye on the 5 Minutes for Books feed, because I will be featuring two other titles in a great Mother’s Day Giveaway (we’ll be giving away over $200 of books in April!).

We have three copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms to give away to a reader with a U.S. or Canadian address. Just leave a comment, and check next week’s column to see if you won (the contest is over).

The winners of last week’s book Everyone is Beautiful are #11 Shirley Rogers, #26 kris #153 Betty C.

This review was written by contributing editor Jennifer Donovan, who manages 5 Minutes for Books and blogs at Snapshot.


  1. says

    Wow this sounds awesome! I love chicken soup books and I’d love to read one with bloggers and authors and such. Enter me please.

  2. says

    On a day where my car has broken down causing me to not get groceries, my contractor won’t return my calls, & my kids are duking it out literally outside, I would LOVE this booK!

  3. Tanna Moddison says

    I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, I’ve read many of them. This one sounds like it was written just for me!! I’d love to win this.

  4. Julia says

    Please enter me. I’ve enjoyed the Chicken Soup series and as a SAHM this one definitely sounds like a good pick.

  5. says

    I need something that uplifts me in a few pages each day. I want to read about other Moms in the same boat I am. What can I do better as this time goes so fast??

  6. Carol Lawrence says

    The Chicken Soup books are always good for a little inspiration,enter me in the giveaway.

  7. marge mckoen says

    my daugter would love this all her husband does is nag at her for being a stay at home mom

  8. says

    I love the Chicken Soup series. They are perfect for when you crave a bit more then a newspaper and magazine but don’t have the time to sit down and read a 600 page novel. I’d be thrilled to win anything from this series. THanks for the fun

  9. says

    OMG I would love to have this book! I have wanted some Chicken Soup for the Soul books for sooo long and never have the money to buy any. I’ve read some from the local library and I LOVE THEM!

  10. Linda Gilbert says

    When I am in need of a boost or feeling blah, I like to read a couple articles in the Chicken Soup books and they inspire me to be a more positive individual.

  11. Jennifer M says

    I am a big fan of the Chicken Soup series and have read many of them (including the 1st, 2nd and 3rd helpings, Dog Lovers, the original “mom” version, both golf versions since I work in a golf course, plus a few others that I can’t remember off-hand). I am a huge fan of the inspirational stories and messages of hope and love. As a mom of 4, I definitely consider myself a “Power Mom” and would love the chance to read this book too! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  12. Jennelle Henderson says

    I would love to read this book as well as have my mom read it. Chicken soup for the soul are great books.

  13. says

    I’ve read many of the other themed Chicken Soup For The Soul books and they’re wonderful, and I wonder what a book on this topic would bring!

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  15. Laura Benjamin says

    I love Chicken Soup books for the soul. They are so inspirational and down to earth. They really do help you put every part of your life in perspective.

  16. Melissa Bettis says

    I love Chicken soup books and would really love to have a copy of this book.

  17. Jessica says

    I love all the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I would love to read this one. Thanks.

  18. Tina H. says

    I think every Mom needs some inspiration from time to time. Thanks for a great contest.


  19. Marcy Strahan says

    ā€œChicken Soupā€ BOOKS ROCK ! I DO NOT HAVE THIS ONE!