The "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series has a new book coming out. "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms," will be released March 24 and contains stories by Lynne Spears, Jodi Picoult, Jillian Reynolds and many more moms in the spotlight.
In her story, "A Mother's Intuition," Britney Spears' mother Lynne Spears wrote about the sixth sense every mom possesses. "It's our job as moms to act on that sixth sense we have, the one that tells us something is not as it seems," she wrote, recalling one of Britney's first pageants. "The pageant lived up to my fears, and then some. The mothers were appalling backstage, fussing over their daughters and backstabbing the other contestants. I put her in the wrong dress (it didn't even fit properly) and the wrong kind of socks. Britney ended up placing near the bottom, and the poor little thing was in tears."
Jodi Picoult wrote about a different type of day, that of a working mom. In "The Second Shift," she recalled her struggle transitioning from a nine-to-five writing schedule with a nanny to help with the kids, to no nanny, no nine-to-five, trying to write only when her husband, Tim, came home after six.
"Some things you just can't do with three kids who are awake," wrote Picoult. "You can't drink a cup of hot coffee - someone's always tugging on your leg. You can shop for groceries, but it becomes an Olympian event."
She admitted something came of her role as a full-time mom. "I stare at my computer, where I am supposed to be mulling over the plot and characters of a new novel," she wrote. "But I find myself thinking instead of my own children, characters who have taken the story of my own life and have given it twists stranger and far sweeter than in any fiction."
The book will also include stories about:
- How Liz Lange raised her children while building a maternity clothing empire
- How bestselling author Jane Green left an unhappy marriage, became a single mom and embarked on a writing career
- How Wendy Walker wrote her first novel from the backseat of her minivan
- How Melora Hardin of NBC's The Office helped her daughter overcome a fear of heights
- How grateful husbands stand in awe of their do-it-all wives
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