|“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom” shares stories about every aspect of motherhood and will have readers chuckling over moms who make waves, like the one who wheedles her way onto a secured Navy airbase just to deliver cookies to her son.And you’ll be impressed by the moms whose lessons about integrity, fair play, respect and compassion are still guiding their grown children’s lives. What will strike you the most is the lasting impact that mothers have on their kids, proving that all that hard work does indeed pay off. Mothers need to know they are appreciated, that they make a difference, and that their children view them as role models. And that’s just what this collection of entertaining, heartwarming stories accomplishes.Since breaking onto the music scene with the hit “Heads Carolina, Tales California,” Messina has had nine #1 songs including “I’m Alright,” “Bring On The Rain” (a duet with Tim McGraw), “That’s The Way,” “Bye Bye,” and “My Give A Damn’s Busted,” as well as thirteen Top 20 singles. She has scored three #1 albums, sold more than 5 million albums worldwide and has received critical acclaim for her explosive singing style and electrifying performances. Jo Dee has won countless awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Artist of the Year, was the winner of the CMA’s prestigious Horizon Award and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album. Her last studio album, Delicious Surprise debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Charts and was certified Gold. Look out for her next album which will venture into rock ‘n roll – you never know what to expect from Jo Dee, but it’s always good!A portion of all Chicken Soup for the Soul sales goes to literacy, hunger and animal welfare programs that we work on with its charitable partner, the Humpty Dumpty Institute.