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Chicken Soup For The Soul: Empty Nesters: 101 Stories About Surviving And Thriving When The Kids Leave Home

by Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark Carol Mcadoo Rehme Patricia Cena Evans

This is Chicken Soup for the Soul's first book on a very emotional but exciting time for parents - sending their children off to college or new homes and careers This terrific book is a must read for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters It contains 101 stories written by parents who have been there already and share their stories with new empty nesters These heartfelt stories will inspire, support, and amuse parents grappling with their own bittersweet new freedom The book also includes stories from the kids themselves, providing the view from the other side Parents will nod their heads, cry a little, and laugh a lot as they recognize themselves and their almost grown-up children in these stories In this book, parents share stories of gazing at surprisingly clean bedrooms, starting new careers, rediscovering their spouses, and handling the continuing, and often humorous, needs of their children even while they are away at college or ensconced in their own apartments In one amusing story, a mother writes of dropping her last child off at college and then realizing that she and her husband can do anything they want They spend three days driving the six hours home The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.

Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler's Soul: Stories to Refresh and Rekindle the Spirit of Moms of Little Ones

by Carol Mcadoo Rehme Mark Victor Hansen Elisa Morgan Maria Nickless Jack Canfield

What Any Mother of a Preschooler Needs (Besides a Week at a Spa!) Does your car CD collection range from The Best of Rock-n-Roll Classics to The Best of Barney? Does your idea of a good dinner out mean crayons and paper placemats for all? Can hearing the words, "I love you, Mommy" make your whole day? Then chances are good that you are not only a mother of a preschooler (or soon-to-be one), but that you are in need of some laughter, inspiration and camaraderie from other women who've been there. Let's face it: Our little bundles of joy and boundless energy don't come with instructions, and every mom undoubtedly thinks at one time or another: "Am I doing this right?!" In this uplifting collection, you'll find true stories about the day-to-day minutiae and miracles of being the mom to a preschooler: from finding peace and purpose in what can seem (and look!) like chaos; from solving sibling rivalry to celebrating sibling revelry; from the sorrow of letting go to enjoying some personal independence as your "big kid" goes off to school. Included are stories from well-known MOPS speakers, Lisa Moffitt and Rochelle Nelson. In just a few minutes of alone time these stories will give mothers of preschoolers a place to release the stresses of their day, connect with other moms who they can relate to and evoke much-needed laughter. Like only Chicken Soup can, these stories will rekindle your sense of self and spirit, and remind you how to enjoy this precious period of time in your life.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Book of Christmas Virtues: Inspirational Stories to Warm the Heart

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Carol Mcadoo Rehme

This collection, features seven virtues associated with Christmas. Each section ends with an idea on how to start your own holiday tradition, from baking cookies to charity ideas that reflect the spirit of the virtue.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters

by Jack Canfield Carol Mcadoo Rehme Mark Victor Hansen

Full of heartfelt stories about gazing at surprisingly clean bedrooms, starting new careers, rediscovering spouses, and handling the continuing, and often humorous, needs of children, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Empty Nesters will inspire, support, and amuse parents. They'll nod their heads, cry a little, and laugh a lot, as they read these oh-so-true stories.

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