Chicken Soup for the Soul with Amy Newmark

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Tales of Spunky Grandmothers from our New ‘Wacky Family Members’ Book

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with a couple of my new favorite stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family. We have a lot of stories in the book about eccentric, wacky grandmothers but all of the stories are filled with admiration for these spunky women, who really do teach their grandchildren a lot about how to live their lives.
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Mothers as Role Models – The Wise Words from Moms that We Can All Use

Today I want to talk about mothers as role models, because when you’re in the trenches raising your kids, or even later, when they’re grown but you’re still trying to give them advice, which is sometimes unwanted, you wonder if you’re getting through. Did you make a difference? Did the kids even listen to you? The answer is, yes!
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FRIEND FRIDAY – Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan Voyage from the World of Finance to Becoming A Master of Wine

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday on the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast. Today I’m going to introduce you to one of our storywriters, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, who has a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive about how she completely rebooted her life and changed careers in a dramatic way.
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There’s Nothing Like Divorce to Bring Us Together, at Least in These Two Families

Today I’m going to share two of my new favorite stories with you, from our brand new book that just came out yesterday – Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family. I love these stories because they’re about family members coming together – as friends – even after divorces. This happens more often than you would think, and I know it’s the case in my own family. 
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Simple Advice For Overcoming Shyness

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some instant inspiration from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Today I’m going to share a couple of stories that show that even the shyest people can find a way to overcome their shyness. Here’s how these two shy people found their self-confidence.
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FRIEND FRIDAY – Actress, Singer and Writer Melanie Chartoff Talks about Fathers, Fortitude & Forgiveness

Today I’m excited to introduce you to our guest, the actress, singer, and writer, Melanie Chartoff. Melanie is a new member of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family, having written a story for a new book we have coming out on Tuesday, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family. This is not really about crazy – it’s about those wacky, lovable family members that we all have.
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Making Do with Very Little – Mothers, Generosity, and Sacrifice

Today's stories, from Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Amazing Mom, goes to show in that kids really do notice what their mothers do for them and for others. Sometimes, when you’re in the trenches raising kids, you’re not sure they’re paying attention or appreciating everything that you do. But in these stories, teenage girls—yes, teenage girls—do notice and admire their moms.
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Time for Spring Cleaning! Some Motivation and Advice to Lighten Up Your Home

Today I want to talk about spring cleaning and how GREAT it feels to have LESS stuff. We put out a book about this a couple of years ago. It’s called Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less and I found it highly motivational in getting me to focus on how much better I would feel with less clothing and less stuff in general. I’ve reduced the amount of clothing and footwear I have by almost half as a result and I still think I have too much.
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FRIEND FRIDAY – Tragedy, then Miracles, with Amy Chesler and Her Messages from Heaven

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark and it’s Friend Friday on the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast. Today I’m going to introduce you to one of our storywriters, Amy Chesler, who has had quite an interesting life. Amy Chesler is an award-winning blogger and content creator from Los Angeles, CA. She is a proud six-time contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as the author of an illustrated tale for all ages entitled A Man and His Books. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, creating stained glass, cooking, and watching movies. 
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Moms Always Know Best and Here Are Two Stories Proving It

Hey, it’s Amy Newmark with some new favorites for you from our latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Amazing Mom. Mother’s Day is a month and a half away, but the way the retailers work, they start putting up their Mother’s Day displays in late March, so we always get our Mother’s Day gift books out in mid-March. That’s okay though because you can’t thank mothers and grandmothers enough for all that they do. So I’ll be sharing stories with you for several weeks now as we head into Mother’s Day, and we do happen to have a lot of amazing stories in this new book about amazing moms.
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