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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:
- Jodi Picoult
- Elise Chidley (Read my review of her novel Your Roots Are Showing)
- Barbara Curtis of MommyLife
- Heather Armstrong of Dooce
- Ann Voscamp of Holy Experience
- Lynne Spears, Liz Lange, and others
and other power moms such as
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.
Marcy Strahan says
“Chicken Soup” BOOKS ROCK ! I DO NOT HAVE THIS ONE!
I HAVE THE “Chicken Soup” FOR CAT LOVER’S VERY FUNNY & INSIGHTFUL!
THESE ARE VERY JOYFUL & UPLIFTING READS!
Veronica Garrett says
I would love to read these great inspirational stories.
Please enter me 🙂
Jeanine Price says
Nice prize! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Robert Moseley says
i wanna win
Debbie B says
i like Chicken soup books – sounds like a good one!
Brenda S. says
I love the “Chicken Soup” books.
These are great books!
Donn M. Clark says
I love the Chicken Soup books, and would love to win this one. Thank you for the chance.
Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) says
I’d love to read these 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!
Tina H. says
I think every Mom needs some inspiration from time to time. Thanks for a great contest.
Ed Nemmers says
Steve Scott says
I need to feed my wife’s reading addiction.
tammy thompson says
i would love to read this and pass to my friends!
Great contest I would love to beable to read this book. Thank you for that chance
Lisa Taylor says
This book looks awesome Thanks for the chance
I love all the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I would love to read this one. Thanks.
shawna f says
I would love to read this!
Sherry R says
What a wonderful prize!
Melissa Bettis says
I love Chicken soup books and would really love to have a copy of this book.
Leslie Rathbun says
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.
joni chadwell says
THESE BOOKS ARE SO DOWN TO EARTH AND EASY TO GET LOST IN..A REAL TREASURE TO OWN OR GIVE AS A GIFT!
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!
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.
Molly Capel says
I love the chickensoup books.
Gabriel J. says
Please, enter me, great prize!!!
Susan Smith says
Sounds like some good books
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.
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.
Nancy S. says
This book looks fantastic!
Mozi Esmes Mommy says
Would love to read this!
Kim aka TMWW 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!
Kathy D says
this books sounds great….
Great giveaway! I’m a bookaholic and I would love to get this. 🙂
Ellen C. says
I’d love to read this. Thanks for the chance.
Gina Stratos says
Karen Gonyea says
Looks great 🙂
Looks like a great book.
Belinda McNabb says
This would be great to win. Count me in pls
Heather S says
What an interesting sounding book!
Shari D says
I love all the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and this one looks like a good read.
IE Mommy 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
Stephen Saunders says
Chicken Soup rocks.
marge mckoen says
my daugter would love this all her husband does is nag at her for being a stay at home mom
Great contest, please enter me.
I’d love to win this book. I love reading Chicken Soup books!
Carol Lawrence says
The Chicken Soup books are always good for a little inspiration,enter me in the giveaway.
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??
This will save me from having to buy a Jodi Piccoult novel!
This sounds like a great book to win!
shannon Baas says
I would love this book.
I’d love to win this chicken soup for the soul .Thanks for the chance.I follow on twitter.
I would love to win this book for both me and my mom and my daughter who is a mom
Please enter me. I’ve enjoyed the Chicken Soup series and as a SAHM this one definitely sounds like a good pick.
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.
Catherine copeland says
i have read and enjoyed many of the chicken soup for the soul books.
Jean F says
I love Chicken Soup books – looking forward to these
Jennifer Elliott says
I’ve read so many chicken soup books, this looks neat!
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!
christopher h says
would love this
I would love to win this!
Kim N says
I would love to win this book!
Michael Capp says
I’d love to win!
Sounds like a great book, I’ve not heard of it before. Thanks Jennifer!!
susan varney says
i would like to have it for my sister. she reads all of the chicken soup books
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.
C. clemens says
i wanna win
nancy waychoff says
i started reading there books when my sister bought me one for xmas
Heather Diotte says
Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! 😀
Canadian Contests and Freebies:
I would love the CS book! I love reading inspirational stories.
Linda Chaput says
This would be great.I hope i win this book.I am a subscriber.
Linda White says
This would be a great book for Mothers Day!!!!!
I enjoy an occasional Chicken Soup… book, and this one looks interesting. Please enter me!
I’m sure this would be very inspirational.
Barbara H. says
Sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love the “Chicken Soup” books. They are always so encouraging! I sure could use that! Thanks!
would love to read it for inspiration…
I would love to win this book it sounds wonderful.