This mirth-filled gem depicts everything from pregnancy to empty nest and all points in between, in a tribute to motherhood that is filled with as much laughter as love. Every mother will enjoy the 200 John McPherson original cartoons that fill these pages, and wherever she may be on the journey of motherhood, this book will strike a chord, elicit a smile and bring forth a laugh.
About the Author
Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Hometown:Santa Barbara, California
Date of Birth:August 19, 1944
Place of Birth:Fort Worth, Texas
Education:B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
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In today's high-pressured, fast-paced and hectic world, comedy and humor can help us step out of the routine of our daily lives, laugh at ourselves and our foibles, gain new perspective, and return to the challenges with a renewed sense of lightness and joy.
No role is more important in life than that of a mother. At the same time, no role demands more from an individual than the role of mother in today's world. Called upon to be nurturer, cook, counselor, mediator, advocate, chauffeur, nurse—and often the sole provider—the stresses are great, the challenges are strenuous, and the demands are never-ending. But, in the long run, the rewards are both immeasurable and enduring.
We hope that this lighthearted look at the lives of mothers—from conception, through the toddler and high-school years, to dealing with empty-nest syndrome—will provide you with many laughs, chuckles and smiles. Take a moment, step back and see the humor inherent in the demands of everyday life. Most importantly, remember not to take it all too seriously!
This collection of cartoons is a new venture for us at Chicken Soup for the Soul. We are excited to be teaming up with John McPherson, whose Close to Home cartoons have added humor to a number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles over the years.
©2007. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.
Table of Contents
|1.||In the Beginning||1|
|2.||Baby, Oh Baby||23|
|3.||Tales from Toddlerhood||43|
|4.||Child Care and Baby-Sitting||71|
|6.||The Wonderful World of Parenting||107|
|7.||Married with Children||133|
|8.||The Teenage Years||159|
|Who Is Jack Canfield?||246|
|Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?||247|
|Who Is John McPherson?||248|