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500 Words That Describe What It Feels Like to Lose Your Mother

Jenna Rose Lowthert | Posted 04.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenna Rose Lowthert

Think of her before she died. The love she had for you will always outweigh her death. She didn't leave you because she wanted to; she left because there were other plans for her, and she was greater than this world.

Grief In the Rearview: Three Motherless Years

Nicole Belanger | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Nicole Belanger

I assumed that it would be loud, dramatic and chaotic. I thought that my body would collapse under the weight of the grief, that I would be so beside myself with sadness that I would be unable to function.

Hi Mom, How Are You?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Fred Lundgren

Almost every day, my mother would call me and read my "horrible scope," as she called it. She was convinced she could predict my day by reading it. Sometimes, she would miss a day, and the next day she would call and claim she knew what I did yesterday.

Mother's Day Kind of Sucks...

Elizabeth Golluscio | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Golluscio

Happy belated Mother's Day, to all of you who may still be finding your mom -- even after you've lost her.

Gratitude and the Motherhood Experience

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

You can't have the good parts without the not-so-good-parts, especially when it comes to motherhood.

'Who Do You Call When You Have an Emergency?'

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

When people in the world of "haves" I now inhabit tell me that things are impossible or too hard to achieve, I think back immediately to the women I grew up with, single moms counted out by so many. And I am inspired by and grateful for their example.

My Kids Will Know My Mother In The Way I Love Them

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Claire Bidwell Smith

When I tuck my girls into bed at night, when I smooth Vera's hair away from her forehead when she has a fever, or scoop Juliette into my arms after a tumble, my heart spilling over for them, I often find myself breathless with the realization of just how much my mother loved me.

The Day I Became Older Than My Mother

Tamsin Eva | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

Becoming older than a parent can be a troubling transition. At the most base, mathematical level, it's hard to comprehend how they can still be your parent if you are older than they ever were.