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Mother and Daughter

Exude Confidence: A Lesson Learned From My Mother

Shannon Day | Posted 05.04.2016 | Women
Shannon Day

If ever you feel insecure, or unsure, intimidated or out of your depth, just exude confidence and it will eventually come.

Letter to My Daughters

Christine Amour-Levar | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Christine Amour-Levar

Ready or not, the day will come when you will become women and leave our home. Nevertheless, despite the years and great distance separating us, you will always remain my darling girls. Thus, I only ask that you keep this letter close to your heart.

Don't Be That Girl

Nicole O'Dell | Posted 03.04.2016 | Parents
Nicole O'Dell

As she kissed the tip of my nose and whispered, "I love you Mama" all I could think was "Stay this girl forever."

One Year After Losing My Mother

Madeleine Rose | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Madeleine Rose

When my mother died, I lost a chunk of my heart. I do not think I will ever get it back. Your mother is your home. She gave you life. Unsurprisingly, life isn't the same without her. It loses meaning. In this crazy time of transition for me I have found that I have lost all courage, conviction, and confidence.

My Daughter Called a Shrink On Me!

Honey Good | Posted 12.22.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

Flashing back to yesterday in Palm Springs... my girlfriends, Sheila and Gloria, and I were laughing as we discussed psychiatrists. It brought back a story that took place in Honolulu when one of my daughters was a teen.

To Mom, Before My Wedding Day

Lindsay Henry | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Carefully tearing the wrapping paper, I opened the gift and immediately felt my heartstrings tug on my tear ducts. Inside a white shadow box lined with copies of our wedding and shower invitations was an ivory purse, sparkling with beads and heavy with memories.

14 Photos That Show The Special Bond Between Moms And Daughters

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents

Irish photographer Samantha Conlon explores the close-knit relationship between girls and their moms in an intimate series she calls "Daughters." Feat...

Look What Happens When Moms Choose Their Daughters' Hairstyles

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style

Mothers supposedly know best. And when it comes to etiquette, men, money, and the importance of lipstick, she's usually spot on. But would you ever le...

Metastatic Breast Cancer As Seen Through A Daughter's Eyes

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Barbara Jacoby

Although Cate and her mom had always been very close, their bond grew stronger after the diagnosis.

Good Enough Is The New Perfect

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

Today, with women's roles expanding and becoming more complex, the struggle to find work-life balance has become a significant challenge. Now more than ever, the idea of "good enough" has great relevance and can serve as an important and comforting reminder that not only is perfection an illusion, but ultimately it does not support our children in their efforts toward successful independence.

14-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Person To Swim 32 Miles Across Lake Ontario

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Teen

Trinity Arsenault's weekend was an eventful one, to say the least. At the age of 14, she became the youngest person to swim all the way across Lake...

6 Parenting Lessons I Didn't Know My Mother Was Teaching Me

Alexis Castellano | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Alexis Castellano

I thought she carried me through life, but actually, she showed me how to carry myself.

Amazing Grace

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

Grace is defined as effortless poise, beauty and charm; it is also described as the unmerited favor and blessing of God. In my personal lexicon, giving and receiving grace is also about letting others -- and myself -- off the hook. Maybe that's why my girl turns cartwheels in grocery stores, speaks her mind without fuss or filter, and lives and loves off the hook and in full color.

The One Truth About Getting Older

Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Carly Schwartz

Growing up with a stay-at-home mom was something I took for granted as a kid and teenager. I could care less that she was the last person I saw before school started and the first person I talked to when it was over.

We Dare You To Watch This And NOT Feel Feelings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.24.2013 | Good News

When Army Capt. Jane Renee "JR" Lund surprised her 13-year-old daughter, Bella, at a Wisconsin Badgers football game on Saturday, thousands of hearts ...

How To Handle A Daughter-In-Law You Hate

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2012 | Weddings
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

Your son is in love and marrying the girl of his dreams so... what do you do if she is the girl of your nightmares? We'd love to tell you that all sons marry women their mothers love as much as they do but honestly, that just wouldn't be true.

What I Learned From My Mom's Cancer

Posted 10.10.2012 | Women

By Erin Greenawald | The Daily Muse I remember the day my mom brought home Sharie and Jillian. They were new members of our family, and we were ske...

My Mother, By The Numbers

The Hairpin | Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

It’s August and it’s San Francisco so it’s cold. While I’m walking home from work there’s a call from a Portland number I don’t recognize....

What's in Your God Box?

Kathy Caprino | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Caprino

Last month, I had the deep pleasure of speaking with award-winning women's marketing expert and now playwright, author and actor Mary Lou Quinlan about her new book, play and programs called The God Box Project.

How Did She Get That Way? A Mother Reflects On Her College-Grad Daughter

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

As a stay-at-home mom for twenty years, I did a lot of teaching, modeling, explaining, hand-holding, comforting... I also did a lot of learning from both my son Adam, a junior in college, and my daughter Katie, who graduated from Boston University in May.

The Toughest Part Of Being Mother Of The Bride

Sheryl Paul | Posted 05.14.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

The beauty and challenge of motherhood is that as tightly as you would like to hold on to your precious one, you continually need to let go.

Melissa And Joan Rivers Demonstrate How To Live With Difficult People

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Who is the most difficult person in your life? What are some of the ways that you deal with difficult people? What advice do you have to help others with an "irritant"?

Breaking The Chains of Domestic Violence

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

My daughter and I were violently attacked in November 2000 by three masked gunmen. Held Hostage takes readers from the dark aftermath of this painful experience to confronting my abusive past and what it took for me and my daughter to overcome tragedy with self-love.