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Mother Daughter Relationship

To My Daughter, At Halftime

Whitney Fleming | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Whitney Fleming

Although other moms have warned me that the second half is hard -- perhaps the hardest -- part of having a daughter, I think we're ready to tackle it. Like any good coach, I've got a game plan, and I know what worked in the first half probably won't work in the next.


Amy Elias, MS | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Amy Elias, MS

Of all the words there could ever be titles and fashions of the lady I love, Mother shines way above the beauty of all tragedy. Of all the...

The Joys Of Motherhood

Meredith Hale | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Motherhood is surreal. Despite your best intentions to be a "cool mom," it's often hard to refrain from bursting out with absurdities like "We don't eat iPhones in this house," or "Get your tiara off the cat."

I Hate You, Don't Leave Me (Conversations With My 12-year-old Daughter)

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 01.27.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

I awoke one morning and my logical, agreeable daughter had been replaced by one who was rude. And angry. For no apparent reason.

The Mother-Daughter Relationship

Honey Good | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

The truth of the matter is, I am my mother's daughter and have been for years. The ties between my mother and me are fierce and forever.

A Birthday Message to My 14-Year-Old Daughter

Kristen Daukas | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Kristen Daukas

I love the fact that I still get to catch glimpses of you as a little girl when you get excited over things. Sometimes I'm jealous of the secret giggles that you share with your friends -- especially when I ask what's so funny and get that look that teenagers are so good at giving

Finding Stillness With My Toddler

Becky Tountas | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

There is no greater joy then seeing my daughter thrive. She grows week-to-week, day-to-day; this is what a parent wants. But there is a part of me that wishes I could hold her like I did when she was a tiny newborn. I want to slow things down, even just for a moment.

14 Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughters

Lisa Witherspoon | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Lisa Witherspoon

Choose friends wisely. Envelope yourself with positive, supportive, intelligent, morally ethical people with whom you share a mutual respect. Choose friends who see your beauty (inside and out) and who make you a better, happier person.

Why 'Mom' Is So Much More Than a Simple Name

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Jan DeBlieu

"Hey," the young man persisted, "I've been wanting to ask someone this: What do you think about calling your mother by her first name, instead of 'Mom'?"

How To Communicate With Your Teen Daughter, Explained

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Trisha de Borchgrave

Telephone occasionally and bring the call to an end yourself, citing things you need to do. If leaving a voicemail (not more than one or two, max), don't sound breathless with that feigned surplus of activity, just minimally distracted by the fulfillments of your own life.

Lessons From a Little Girl

Becky Tountas | Posted 01.16.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

The truth is, she can take or leave my instructions -- they are just words, but she sees everything that I do.

As If Rinsing Out Ballet Tights Were The Truest Form of Love

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I remember watching my grandmother, her wrinkled, blue-veined hands turning vermillion in the hot, Ivory soap-sudded water, working the day out of my stockings and slips.

Does Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Make Me a Good Example For My Daughters?

Lisa Witherspoon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Lisa Witherspoon

I wonder if they see (or will someday see) my lack of a formal career as an expectation of who they should be as adults.

A Letter to My Mother

Jess Ullrich | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Jess Ullrich

I get it now, Mom, when people say that becoming a parent changes your life, and the past three years have made me want to throw myself at your feet and thank you...

5 Ways My Daughter Is Turning Into Her Mother

Meredith Hale | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Indeed, for better or for worse, my daughter has adopted several behaviors from me. Here are five of the ways my daughter is slowly turning into her mom.

A Letter To My Daughter

Stacy Pelander | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

Now I have the opportunity to write another letter to another daughter; the one I get to keep and raise. I don't feel like I need to get everything out at once, and my heart doesn't have to break a bit more with each word. It's a very different letter, but just as important.

Let's Skip the Post-Holiday Fat Talk

Lori Day | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

How can moms help their daughters feel good about their bodies, especially at this time of year, when we are all bombarded with diet and weight loss ads?

Henry Miller's iPod

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"According to my tracking stats on who reads the blog and where they come from, most of my hits seem to be for phrases like pubic hair, masturbation or hot mother-in-laws." She looked out the window and tapped her cheek, perplexed. "Why is that, I wonder?"

Honey Boo Boo's Sister Anna ‘Chickadee' Describes Being Molested By Her Mom's Boyfriend

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, Mama June’s daughter who was sexually abused at 8 by June’s then-boyfriend, Mark McDaniel — who was released from...

What Two Sisters Have Learned From Losing Their Mother To Cancer... So Far

Alexandra Detwiler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Alexandra Detwiler

Something that we learned early on is that people respond differently to the loss of a loved one. Some may want to openly discuss it, while others would prefer to deal with the loss internally.

Identical Twins Address Body Image Issues (PHOTOS)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Colette's body shadows Lisanne's. Her ailments are similar, but less debilitating. Lisanne is the older sister by three minutes. It's as if her body has somehow served as a barrier for her sister's, taking the brunt of the pain.

When Your College Freshman Comes Home for the Holidays

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Elaine Ambrose

I wanted another chance to be the mother she always wanted, the mother she wanted to take with her. Her books and teddy bears remained in her (former) room. I still have her art work packed in boxes in my garage; every single piece she ever did. Yes, I probably need counseling for that.

5 Words That Broke My Mom's Heart (And How She Responded)

Renee Jain | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I ate lunch alone for months and remained stoic until one day I came home, went straight to my room and burst into tears. The pain of my loneliness could no longer be contained. My mom came in and sat down on the bed beside me.

Am I Destined to Become My Mother?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

When I map a woman's mother-daughter history, I see the beliefs and behaviors she has inherited from her mother. I see how history repeats itself between her and her mother, and between her mother and her grandmother, despite the changes feminism has brought to their lives.

I Love You, Rosie

Jodie Preiss | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Jodie Preiss

I will be forever grateful that I had those two weeks before the fight began. Those two weeks that seemed to be just us -- cocooned in her hospital room. Two friends, mother and daughter. A bond that had survived distance and disagreement. A bond that had lasted for almost 38 years.