Chicken Soup For The Soul Moms & Sons review and giveaway

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons: Stories by Mothers and Sons, in Appreciation of Each Other (Chicken Soup for the Soul; Our 101 Best Stories)

Published by Chicken Soup For The Soul
September 30, 2008; $14.95
ISBN-10: 1935096168
ISBN-13: 978-1935096160

In some ways my sons are just like their father. Thankfully, they also have some good traits that are far more like me. No matter which of us they are more like I love them with all that I am. Even though I am Mom and not usually “the fun one” I consider myself to have a close bond with both of my boys. I hope that as they mature and eventually turn into men that we always remain this close. I accepted the opportunity to review the book Chicken Soup For The Soul – Moms & Sons because I thought it would be interesting to read about other Mom’s stories of relationships with their sons.

From the publisher – “As numerous mothers know, raising boys can be an adventure. From baby blue blankets to first wedding dances, sons provide their mothers immeasurable amounts of joy – not to mention bruised knees to clean, rambunctious friends, and good-natured teasing. Written for mothers and “mama’s boys” everywhere, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms and Sons offers glimpses into the touching – and often funny – interactions between mothers and their boys, as grateful sons, single moms, and loving grandmothers all chime in to add their voices to this new collection.”

Chicken Soup For The Soul – Moms & Sons is a compilation of the best 101 stories by, for and about mothers and their sons. The stories are broken down into categories- Raising Boys, Being A Sport, Thanks Mom, Grieving And Peace, Single Minded Devotion, I Choose You As My Son, Raising Wonderful Men, Special Moments, Love Through The Generations, Through The Eyes Of A Child, Courage And Persistence, Making A Difference, Gratitude and Learning From Each Other. This book was also light reading written by a diverse group of authors. “Don’t Blink” is poignant and so true. “Dissed” is very brief and very funny. “I Flushed It” is funny and something I can easily see one of my brother’s as doing. “A Lesson From My Son” brings home the point that while education is important to us it isn’t everything. “Jimmy’s New Shoes” is touching and struck close to home for me, being about a Mom watching her physically challenged child achieve a goal that had been uncertain that he’d achieve.


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About the Author

NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music! I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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  1. My son and I both love to read, and we both love animals. (And the poor kiddo got my ears-exactly.)

  2. Interesting question- has made me think. My son, Hegan and I have the same smile, but beyond that, we both love to bury ourselves under the bed covers… up to our ears!

  3. I have three sons, so this sounds right up my alley. 🙂

    I probably have the most in common with my oldest son: we’re both the oldest siblings with the classic “oldest” personality, we’re both quiet, introverted, studious, love to read.

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