Book Review: “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters”

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters: 101 Inspirational and Entertaining Stories about That Special Bond

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark
384 Pages (Paperback)
Date Published: March 13, 2012


Mothers and daughters. They are, at the same time, very similar and completely unique. This relationship – through birth, childhood, teen years, adulthood, grandchildren, aging, and every step in between – can be the best, the hardest, and the sweetest. Mothers and daughters will laugh, cry, and find inspiration in this collection of stories that remind them of their shared love, appreciation and special bond.


This book is an awesome book for mothers and daughters everywhere.  It would actually make a wonderful gift for a birthday, get well, or just because!  The book is so easy to read as the stories are just a few pages each, perfect for busy moms who only have a few minutes to spare.  The book is broken down into different sections that every woman can relate to, especially women who are also mothers.  It is funny how I read this book with the perspective from both a daughter and a mother’s point of view.  The book also has stories on adoption and step-parenting.  This is one of my favorite Chicken Soup books!

BUY IT: You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul books at your local bookstore or at Amazon.You can also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website for more information and you can even submit your own stories there!

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  1. My mom met my dad at a wedding. She had been a guest at the wedding, my dad was a wedding crasher.

  2. Jill Harper says:

    I try to spend quality mommy and Izzy time together every week. even though she is only 4, I know she looks forward to it especially b/c her two baby brothers are with daddy so she doesn’t have to share!

    Be a positive role model. Teach her to love herself and what makes her different.

  3. Spend quality time together.. they grow up so fast.

  4. Make sure your daughter knows she can talk to you about anything.

  5. Melanie Montgomery says:

    My mom is my rock!

  6. Erin Cook says:

    My tip to my daughters is to ignore the bullies that pick on you and stand up for yourself

  7. You have to be a mom before a friend, but being a friend is extremely important as well, so that your daughter feels comfortable talking about any problem.

  8. Brenda Elsner says:

    My mom is just always there for me whenever I need her. She is my best friend.

  9. Renee B. says:

    Respect your mothers wisdom and experience

  10. andrea murtishi says:

    communication wkith your child is important

  11. Brandy Starling says:

    I call my mom everyday to tell her I love her. Every time you say it is important.

  12. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    Always listen to and respect each other

  13. The best mothering tip I ever got was to let your kids fail sometimes. As hard as it is it’s really the only way to learn in some situations!

  14. My tip would be to hang in there. My mom and I did not get along when I was in high school, however, years later, she is now my best friend.

  15. Yolanda R says:

    My daughter and I try to do something together every week. If it’s nothing but go to the gracery store together.

  16. Dianna Thomas says:

    My mom is one of my best friends– I can’t think who I would turn to first if I need to talk, cry or laugh– I can’t imagine my life without her. She has taught me so much, and I will always cherish our times together.

  17. Christina says:

    My mother taught me persistence and loyalty, which I would recommend every mother teaching her daughter!

  18. Nancye Davis says:

    My daughter and I have a great relationship. She’s only 8 now, but she knows she can come to me about anything. She’s already full of questions and and is curious about everything!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  19. Stacey Jacobson says:

    My mom was there a lot for me when I had a surgery that kept me out of work for three months she provided for me got me to school in college and helped with homework and does what she can now that I have epilepsy.

  20. Joana A says:

    i dont put on my makeup/ lotion/ perfume in front of my daughter unless i want to share because she always wants to copy!

  21. Always try to be there for her and be supportive

  22. Always say I love you, even when you are angry and upset.

  23. Meghan Finley says:

    Support is key

  24. brandy g. says:

    Let your daughter be herself. Always support her in her goals.

  25. melissa williams says:

    My daughter is still young so we don’t have a whole lot of mom + daughter stories, but my only tip/thing I try to do is make sure no matter how busy I am that I always take time out to let her know how much she means to me.

  26. crystle tellerday says:

    my mother is a cna who goes to peoples houses and takes care of them everyday

  27. Susan Smith says:

    My Mom was a great Mom while I was growing up, she now has Alzheimers and I feel like the Mom by helping her dress, eat etc.

  28. Wendy R says:

    I love my mom!

  29. amanda roach says:

    always listen to your childs feelings