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Why This Woman Says Her 'Mom's Death Was A Gift'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living

When Azaria Ulmer's mother died suddenly, Ulmer wasn't prepared for what followed. Coming from a culture that picks up and moves on quickly after the ...

Real Moms Reveal What They Really Want For Mother's Day

Sybil Brun | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Sybil Brun

I'd love to sleep in past 7 a.m.. I'd love to snuggle my baby without getting my face slapped, scratched and snatched in one fell swoop.

5 Things My Mom Loved That I Still Think About 25 Years After Her Death

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

In the 25 years since my mother's death, the pain of losing her has diminished somewhat, but nothing can replace the ache in my heart that her death created. I didn't just lose my mother, I lost my best friend.

DISPATCH: Living With Intent With Mallika Chopra

Miriam Ava | Posted 04.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Hi! I'm Miriam Ava, founder of ColorsofGratitude.com and ambassador of good taste. I love sharing messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. Enjo...

Watch Beautiful Moment A Man Sees His Late Mother's Face For First Time In 70 Years

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

A North Carolina man has finally been able to see his mother's face for the first time in over a half century. Thomas Cain lost both his parents b...

To Walk a Mile in Her Heels

Ellen Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Ellen Press

Women who have always been known to be great communicators seem to have a problem discussing this topic with each other. Women today need to be thankful they have a choice. Respect your choice and the choices other women have made, don't judge.

8 Reasons Forcing Creative Time Into My Schedule Has Changed My Life Drastically

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

Art changed my perspective and the scared feelings I had quickly turned into hope, joy and happiness. Honestly when I was a young single mother, I felt a bit lost. But those times I chose to paint and create, changed my path, changed my focus and literally lit me up inside.

A Daughter's Grief

Zariya Shouler | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Zariya Shouler

I am deeply thankful for the time we had together. I am grateful to have had such a mother and I am privileged to have known her.

The Homesman and My Epiphany

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.13.2015 | Women
Catherine Nagle

Let us remember to serve others just as the hand of God is serving us. And to keep that feeling deep down within our hearts and souls that it is His approval and birthright that we are entitled to so we may all shine as beautiful woman in the world. Hold your head higher! This story is to remind all the women who may have forgotten.

What Makes a Parent a Smart Parent

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Don't wait until you're at your wit's end before seeking advice on how to be a better parent generally and in specific situations. Part of being a smart parent is realizing you're not as smart as you think.

This Mom Is Taking a Sick Day

Amy Koko | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

Then morning came and I was better. Still a little weak, a little achy, but certainly not Ebola ridden. I realized I was in a new phase of life, a peaceful phase, a quieter phase, and it's OK to be sick every once in a while phase.

My Journey Back to Health

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 04.13.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I am now ready to embrace the world and shepherd this film out and turn my attention away from me to others and give all that I have learned. Life is an exciting journey I am so grateful to be on.

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.

On Parenthood And Partnership

Jess Ullrich | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Jess Ullrich

These days, it's sometimes hard to recall who we were before parenthood. Sure, you're still you and I'm still me, but having two kids in just as many years has made it difficult to take a breath and step outside of our roles as mother and father.

6 Steps to Becoming a Happy, Vibrant Mama

Andi Wickman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

What if taking more time for YOU actually made you a better parent? Before you were a mom, you were you. And when your kids head off to college or explore the world or whatever they decide to do as adults, you're still going to be you. You are the only constant.

What I Discovered Reading My Childhood Diaries As An Adult

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

I knew in order to be true in my sharing of the past, I needed to find my childhood diaries. That is where I escaped to, writing and drawing in books which I worked so hard to hide -- however, not always successfully.

The Importance Of Women As Mentors In A Man's Life

Stanley Ely | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Years ago a friend of my sister asked her about our family. 'Who runs your family?' she inquired. No hesitation. 'Mother,' my sister said. Fathers went out to earn the money in those days; most women stayed home.

A Letter To My Daughter

Stacy Pelander | Posted 03.09.2015 | 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.

Mom Hits the Bar

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

When mom and I are together we slip into our routine banter. Sometimes it does get loud between us and not all the words shared fall into the touchy, feely category. Let's just say, we don't keep anything in.

Maiden, Mother, Bitch

Mary Pritchard | Posted 02.06.2015 | Women
Mary Pritchard

Women in my generation have many more opportunities than our mothers did. We can choose to play out a different role, roles that our mothers never dreamed possible.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

What Parents Should Really Fear

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I really appreciate when really smart scientists make their research easy to understand using stories, concepts, and analogies. Natalia uses the concept of the Worry Clock to illustrate how much parents should worry about dangers to their children.

Mom's Entrance

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 02.01.2015 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

At 91, she is a phenomenon. When she is at home in Boca Raton, by 7:00 a.m. she is at the athletic center -- they never call it a gym in her gated community of Boca Pointe. Pointe spelled with an "e" at the end, don't forget it.

5 Mantras For Mindful Mamas

Shannon MacLaggan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Shannon MacLaggan

Mantras have the power to disconnect you from the disarray and the chaos and tap you into the beauty and the possibility of the here and now, before judgement and before thinking.

How "the Accident" Made Me Forever Grateful for My Mother

Rana Campbell | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Rana Campbell

As an adult, I am now able to understand and process a lot of which wasn't explained to me as a child. My mother makes me smile. She's the strongest woman I know.