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Book Review | Chicken Soup for the Soul Parenthood

I have enjoyed reading the Chicken Soup for the Soul® book series for many years and each treasured book has touched me in some special way. Recently, I read Chicken Soup for the Soul® Parenthood by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark which features 101 funny and heartwarming stories about the joys of parenting children from infancy to adulthood.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Parenthood

As the mother of three young children ages 5, 6 and 8, this just might be my favorite Chicken Soup for the Soul® book so far! I nodded knowingly, laughed out loud and was even brought to tears a few times as I enjoyed each and every one of the stories shared by parents in this book. From “The Talk” which is a short story about an eight year old boy who asks his mother the dreaded question about how babies are made to the “Bad Hair Day” in which some things are better left unsaid, this book really speaks to me as a parent who has suffered from my own embarrassing situations more times that I care to recall.

There are chapters featuring inspirational stories themed around “Becoming a Family”, “Stop and Smell the Roses” (my favorite stories), “From the Mouths of Babes” (prepare to laugh), “What Goes Around Comes Around”, “Love Conquers All”, “Giving Them Wings to Fly” (this one will be hard for me to do) and “Learning from Each Other” as well as many more.

I also enjoy reading the quotes that precede each story and there are 14 funny cartoons interspersed throughout the book too. Chicken Soup for the Soul® Parenthood would make a great gift idea for new parents and especially for a special Mom on Mother’s Day. I highly recommend this book title and plan to leave it at my bedside to read my favorites again in the evening before bed.

You can purchase your copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul® Parenthood (SRP $14.95) at for only $11.08!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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