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Mother Child Relationship

'What She Knew,' A Conversation With Gilly Macmillan

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.01.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Gilly Macmillan grew up in England and lived in Northern California during her late teens. She studied art history at Bristol University and at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She has worked as a lecturer in photography.

For Every Mother of the Past, Present and Future

Toni Hammer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

This day is for every mom who lectures her children with, "Back in my day, we didn't have a squeeze pouch for applesauce. We had to eat it with a spoon."

My Children Are My Greatest Teachers

Marci Baron | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Marci Baron

It is this unconditional love for them that has taught me to accept, love and even value the not-so-wonderful parts of myself.

Dear Single Mama

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Motherhood placed a child at the center of your broken heart, and it is with that overwhelming love for your child that you will find the strength to conquer these dark times.

The Biggest Lies Your Mother Ever Told You

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.04.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Mothers have lied to their children since the invention of language. Sometimes the lies are for the mother's convenience, such as the admonition that it isn't safe to swim for an hour after lunch. Other times, the lies are to protect the child's ego from a harsh reality.

Puberty vs. Menopause

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I'm the mom who's just a little bit scandalous. A marriage between Auntie Mame and Mae West. And, coming from my kids, that's not a compliment.

5 Lessons I Learned About Mothering As Someone Who Was Adopted

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

Knowing you are "chosen" through adoption doesn't erase the reality that someone left you behind. I never want my children to feel like there are limits and conditions on the love they receive.

Where Baby Ends and Mom Begins

Jill Patir | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

Is it really the baby who needs a strict, set routine? Or is it my own anxiety that is eased when things are predictable? Where exactly do her needs end and mine begin?


Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

The relationship between a parent and a child is the weirdest relationship you will ever have. It is close and intimate. It is cold and distant, with hearts raw and broken. And this could vary not by the year or the day, but by the moment.

Psychoanalyzing Childbirth

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

The meaning of the challenge of separation from our mothers is the meaning of the birth of the ego, the coming into existence of an "I," a self, an identity. The part of the self that is capable of mature love hinges on this mastery.