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Losing Mom

Letting Mom Go

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Kerrie L Cooper

I remember feeling untethered for several months after she was gone. A childlike sense of "wait -- how can I be here without you?" And while it took some time, I came to look upon it all like the grandest of adventures.

What I Know About Being A Daughter Now That I'm In My 30s

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Claire Bidwell Smith

My mother died when I was 18 years old. We were just beginning to know each other as adults, finally leaving behind the drama of my adolescence and the tedium of childhood. Now that I'm in my 30s, here's what I wish I could tell my mother.

What My Mother Failed to Teach Me

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Lita Smith-Mines

Needles were useless in my hands back then, but now, they are a connection to my mother that will never unravel.

'Pulling the Plug' on My Mom

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

It used to seem futile to me to keep someone alive when they couldn't respond and had no hope of recovery. But that someone had never been my mother.

The Day I Became Older Than My Mother

Tamsin Eva | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

Becoming older than a parent can be a troubling transition. At the most base, mathematical level, it's hard to comprehend how they can still be your parent if you are older than they ever were.

Sweet Memories

Tamsin Eva | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

It's uncanny that Mum died the day before we were scheduled to depart. I ate volumes of candy during that long train ride. Nobody suggested I shouldn't. And I've always suspected that a lifelong pattern of episodic over-indulgence began that day.