iOS app Android app

Estranged

Mothers Day for the Motherless

Melissa Charles | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Melissa Charles

To the motherless, I say: this is not, and never has been your fault. The failing was hers, not yours. You are worthy of being loved, you are special, wonderful, and worthy of respect and kindness.

Lessons Learned From a Not-so-Merry Christmas

Ashley McDonald | Posted 02.25.2015 | College
Ashley McDonald

When you think of Christmas, you think of joy. You think of glamorous décor -- bits of tinsel littering lawns and living rooms; trees bloated with shiny bulbs; strings of colorful lights draping porches and garages. But not all Christmases are wrapped perfectly in glossy silver paper with a white bow on top.

When the Image I See In the Mirror Isn't Just My Own

Jamie Krug | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Jamie Krug

I don't share my life, or my marriage, or my children, or my accomplishments, or my setbacks, or my fears, or my dreams with her.

The Times You Wish You Had A Mother

Jessica Berger Gross | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Jessica Berger Gross

I didn't invite my family to my wedding, or call my mother when my baby was born, much less care for her and my father as they aged. There've been no Thanksgiving dinners, no summer weekends by the beach. No nieces and nephews to invite for sleepovers.