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Mother Daughter Relationship

Mending Our Body Image: A Win for Our Daughters, Our Mothers, Our Culture and Ourselves

Jesua | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

I brought my beautiful girl, Arayla (10.5) with me to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland today, for the first time in a couple of years, as it's often one of...

5 Lessons I've Learned from the First Year of School

Meredith Hale | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Watching my daughter's kindergarten teachers navigate Common Core while getting 20 kids who suddenly all have to go potty to sit criss-cross applesauce is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Off To Camp

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

I can prepare her all I want, but once she's out there, well, there's no telling what she'll do. And that's OK. Because even though I'm creating this guise of concern for her hygiene and education, I'm actually much more interested in seeing a smile on her face.

TV Shows to Binge-Watch With Your Daughter This Summer

Michelle Cove | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

I know of no better show that captures the ups and downs of the first kiss, first fight with a friend, first failure on a test, first break-up, first play audition. All of these moments provide perfect entry points into conversations that allow you to share relationship values with your daughter.

To My Daughter On Her Bat Mitzvah

Nina Kotick | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Nina Kotick

My wish for you as you enter adulthood on your bat mitzvah is simply this: to remain a kid. Don't lose your gift of being playful and living in the moment.

A Letter To My Daughter On Her 4th Birthday

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

On the eve of your birthday, I hugged you goodnight and whispered, "Happy birthday, Jane. I can't believe you'll be 4 tomorrow." You looked up, and with the utmost innocence, you said, "But, I'll always be your baby. Even when I die, right?"

Are You Making These 5 Communication Mistakes With Your Kids?

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

To create connection rather than disconnection with our kids, we need to demonstrate to them that we accept them exactly as they are. Then, kids find it safe to be themselves around us. In an atmosphere of acceptance, children can grow, develop, create and learn.

B.B. King, Bobby Bland, and a Night to Remember

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The year was 1976. I was a student at UCLA and heard on campus that blues singers B.B. King and Bobby Bland would be performing at the nearby Cocoanut Grove -- a night club at the since-demolished Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire.

How To Raise Brave Girls

Margie Warrell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Margie Warrell

Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.

Parenting Without Fear

Lindley Pless | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Lindley Pless

When I am not there, I get the sense they dig a little deeper to find the strength to try new things without the "training wheels" of their mother's outstretched hands.

4 Questions I Ask My Kid Every Day

Jamie Harrington | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jamie Harrington

Every single day, I make it a point to start a conversation with her that leaves a door open for her to tell me anything she wants.

10 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kristen Hewitt

am most certainly a different person than I was before I embarked on our infertility journey over 13 years ago.

Bearing Witness

Annie Lascoe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Annie Lascoe

Until that February evening, I had never known of the pain that screams from the earth in that small village in the mountains of Caucasia.

My Fabulous Mother

Honey Good | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

No matter how angry I have been with her, there has never been a time I did not pick up the phone and call my mother and say, "Please let's not argue. I am sorry this is happening between us." My mother is the most important woman in my life. I love and respect her unconditionally.

My Mother, Not Me

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

By the time LBL's kids were teens, they had developed a real preference for any food product sold in cardboard boxes.

Don't Grow Up, Grow Beautifully

Kate Russell | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Kate Russell

I picked up the piece of paper as tears started to sting my eyes. Those letters were proof that my baby is growing up. I looked at her, my strong, spirited, joyful girl and said, bursting with pride, "When did you learn to write?"

What You Learn When You Travel With Your Mom

Laura Usky | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Laura Usky

It's funny how much my daughter has learned about routes and maps through our travels. Taking the extra time to drive on a trip versus flying gives you a lot of talk time

The Graduation Speech I'll Never Give

Sonya Spillmann | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Sonya Spillmann

Instead of going to parties on Graduation Sunday, I drove down the road to the funeral home. I would be there for the rest of the day and evening, welcoming many of the same people who were, just hours before, cheering me as I accepted my high school diploma.

5 Lessons I Want My Daughter to Learn from 'The Golden Girls'

Mommy Nearest | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

The Golden Girls shouldered each other's burdens and shared in each other's good times. It is funny, heartbreaking and beautiful to watch. I hope that my daughter is blessed with great friends with whom she can share both joy and sadness.

Teen Calmly Tells Mom To 'Man Up' And Stop Making Excuses For Her Behavior

Posted 05.11.2015 | Dr. Phil

Eighteen-year-old Sarah has been in the care of her grandparents for the last year, and they recently gained custody of her younger sister — an arra...

My Mother's Long Stay a Thousand Miles Away

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

As I sit in a Naugahyde chair in her dimly-lit hospital room, I cannot take my eyes off my mother. In the bed, she moans softly, her head unmoving on ...

Mother's Day in The Middle

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

Your mother pulls out a photo album, alone in the living room of your childhood, and cries over the magic of what was once and in wonder at what you've become.

Mother's Day Without Her

Tina Martin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Tina Martin

I lost my mother during my junior year of college. Though it was many years ago, it seems like yesterday. I still hear her voice in my head with advice on everything from guys to money.

I Am A Mom

Brooke Arellano | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Brooke Arellano

I am a storyteller, constantly constructing intricate stories about what the Tooth Fairy does with all of the teeth she collects, what Santa does in his time off and how the Easter Bunny hops to every child's house without getting tired.

What We Learned From Our Mothers

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Katharine Zaleski

"As the oldest in my family, I had the privilege of watching my mom raise my four brothers and sisters, work full-time as a teacher,and earn a graduate degree. Her tireless example taught me the value of hard work."