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Monday, April 27, 2009

Mother's Day Week - Chicken Soup for the Soul

I've always loved the Chicken Soup for the Soul books - the stories are heartwarming, fulfilling, and full of flavor, just how a great bowl of soup should be.I used to read them a lot in high school, but I hadn't come across any recently until now. I had the opportunity to read two of these fantastic titles: Like Mother, Like Daughter and Moms & Sons. These are both collections of the best 101 stories and poems from Chicken Soup's library and are part of the new "101 Best Stories" series.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter is filled with all different kinds of stories, divided into sections such as "The Magical Bond", "Learning from Each Other", "Saying Goodbye" and "Through the Generations." There are some amazing tales written here, by women from all walks of life, each one showing the strength and uniqueness of each individual. As different as these stories are from each other, they all made me think of my own mother and the things that make our relationship "ours." Little things like how she loves to ride rollercoasters with me, the fact that she never minded if I didn't clean my plate completely, and how no matter what question I ask she always seems to have the right answer. I can only hope that I'll become half the mother she is.

The second title, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons was a joy to read because I have a two year old son myself. I especially loved the stories in the first section "Raising Boys" and also in "Gratitude." "Grieving and Peace" was a little hard to read, but the stories in that section were all very touching. Reading this book reminded me of how lucky I am to have my sweet little son, how proud of him I am, and how I'm looking forward to making each moment with him special.

Both of these books are available at Target, and you can get them at a discounted price until May 10th (Mother's Day).

WANT TO WIN? There will be two winners: one winner will receive a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter. Another winner will receive a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons. To enter, leave a comment prior to Monday. May 4th at Midnight, and tell me which book you would prefer if you won. Please include your email address with your comment. Winner must provide a US mailing address.

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64 comments :

  1. OK, now this is something. I love these books, I want to read the mother and son one. I hope I win, I hope I win.

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  2. I would love to win either one! Thanks!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  3. I love the Chicken soup series! I would love to read the mother and son one!

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  4. I would love to win Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  5. I would like either book- I have a son and a daughter- so I could relate to both!! LOVE these books!
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  6. I would like to win the "Like Mother,Like Daughter" copy. =)
    kwilliams3pg at cox dot net

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  7. I have two boys and would love the mothers and sons one.

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  8. I'd pick the Mother and Sons one for myself...since I have a son on the way. But if I won the Mother and Daughter one, I'd pass it on to my mom cause she's the best!!

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  9. mother and sons look very interesting

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  10. If I HAVE to choose I'll pick Moms & Sons, but I could use either.

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  11. Would love Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter!

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  12. mother and sons mverno@roadrunner.com

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  13. I would love a chance to win Like Mother, Like Daughter. Thank you

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  14. I would be thrilled to win the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Mother and Sons because I was blessed with all boys. My sons are the charmers in the family.

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  15. Like Mother, Like Daughter
    pkbailey@charter.net

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  16. I would like Like Mother, Like Daughter.

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  17. The Mothers and Sons would be a perfect gift for my daughters baby shower! She's due the end of June with our first grandchild!

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  18. I would love to get the Mothers & Daughters one for my wonderful mum.
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  19. I would love to win the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons. It would be great to share it with my son. Thank you for the contest!

    AmberRose95{at}gmail.com

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  20. I'd like to win the Moms and Sons book. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I have three sons (21, 16, and 1). I'd like Moms and Sons, and I'm glad the relationship is being celebrated in a book! Sons are awesome...cool beans. :)
    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  22. I love Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Either book would be fine, I have both a daughter & sons.

    jwright (at) iowatelecom (dot) net

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  23. I love Chicken Soup books, they are so inspiring! I'd choose the Moms and Sons book as I have two wonderful little boys!
    destee4 at gmail dot com

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  24. I'd prefer Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  25. I would like the mother daughter book for my wife and daughter.

    Thanks for the chance to surprise them.

    risanjax@Metrocast.net

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  26. Either book would work for me since I have a Holt and a Alison

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  27. I would love Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter. Thanks
    dreamweaver21us(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  28. I would love the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter.

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  29. Either book would be fine with me. I would love to share either with my mom. She has me (a daughter) and a son also. She writes for Chicken Soup for the Soul but hasnt had stories published in these books. She and I both enjoy reading them so they will make great reading pieces! My email address is adpeebles08@yahoo.com! Thanks a bunch!

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  30. Christina - xristya@rock.com - The Chicken Soup For The Soul series is VERY inspiring (I've read a number of them) and I'd like to read the mother/daughter one - the mother/son one would be good, secondarily! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I would love to win the like mother like daughter

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  32. Sorry I don't have a preference. I love all the chicken soup books. Great prize!

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  33. I would prefer Chicken Soup for the Soul - Moms and Sons
    wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. I would like to read the Like Mother, Like Daughter book. Thank you for the contest.

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  35. I would love to win Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter

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  36. I would like the Moms and Sons book

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  37. I would love the Like Mother Like Daughter book if I was to win

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  38. I would love the Like Mother, Like Daughter version. Thank you!

    kneecree at gmail dot com

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  39. I would love to read the Moms and Sons book.
    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. I love the Chicken Soup series!
    I would want the Like Mother, like Daughter.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  41. I would love to have the sons version.

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  42. I would heart 2 win Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter:)ty 4 sponsoring this awesome giveaway and 4 the entry:)

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  43. I have 2 boys,so I would like the mother&son!

    ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

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  44. Moms and Sons would be great

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  45. I'd like the daughter book, no sons here...

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  46. I would love to win either, I have a daughter and a son! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  47. I have both a son or a daughter so either book would be wonderful!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  48. Moms & Sons - in today's society, we need to re-establish mama's instinctive basics as a guideline to tomorrow's leaders. ;)

    mcj4tlj@comcast.net

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  49. Great Book. I found you listed on Sweepstakes Advantage, www.sweepsadvantage.com.

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  50. I would love to have "Moms and Sons". I have two grown sons and feel that our relationships are growing closer each day. ndmttx@earthlink.net

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  51. Moms & Sons!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  52. I would prefer mother and daughter.

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  53. I would choose "Like Mother, Like Daughter". Thanks.

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  54. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter :)kar

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  55. I would like to win Like Mother, Like Daughter!
    pleaseundress@yahoo.com

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  56. I would like to win Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter.Thanks for the nice giveaway!

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  57. I'd love to win the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter book. Thanks!

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  58. Please enter me into the contest for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter. Thanks!

    ms.lilyk@gmail.com

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  59. I would like the mom and sons to give to my friend who lost her son to a car accident on November 1st. I read all my daughters chicken soup books and love them. Thank You

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