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Mother's and Daughters

My Friend Fed My Daughter When She Couldn't Feed Hers

Lauren Casper | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Lauren Casper

I remember feeling the weight of deep sadness and enormous gratitude all at once. You see, Sarah wasn't going to be able to use her breastmilk because the baby girl she was carrying wasn't expected to live very long after birth.

Jennifer Aniston's Mother Nancy Dow Dies At Age 79

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment

Nancy Dow, the actress-model and mother of Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston, died on Wednesday, multiple outlets confirmed. Aniston, who has spoken pub...

Tenkara On Small Streams: Teaching Kids Fly Fishing, Respect for Conservation and a Mother's Love

Blair Smith | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women
Blair Smith

My girls were waiting in the car. I slid in the driver's seat and directed my voice to the back, over the Shovels & Rope album playing: "Girls, I don't know what today will bring. I don't even really know where we are going. All I know, it will be an adventure."

Women Are The Gatekeepers Of Time.

Charmaine Carraway | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Charmaine Carraway

As with women, the existence of the elephant has been purposed to record the events of humanity throughout the span of time. Just as the elephant does...

I Want To Be You When I Grow Up, Mommy

Regan Long | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Ten words that may be the most moving, that every Mama dreams her little girl will say to her one day.But here's the honest truth: as much as it melted my heart and I will forever hold that sentence near and dear to my heart, it's hard to live up to. I have 4 tiny pairs of eyes who look up to me every single day.

Diversity Is the Best Gift I Can Give My Daughter

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

I hid who I was for the greater part of my adolescence, and it wounded my soul. I'm a parent now. We are living in different times, and after having gone through it, I make it a point to let my daughter know she can be herself and will not be judged for it.

I Had No Idea What To Tell My Daughter About Body Image. And Then She Wrote This.

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

Awake girls might be a little angry. But they know that the poison is outside, not inside. And they'll work to clear the air for all of us.

These 7 Heartwarming Mother–Daughter Moments Will Give You All The Feels

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women

Mama's boys: begone; if you want a good tug on the heartstrings, there's nothing like a classic mother-daughter story. In the ongoing spirit of Mother...

A Letter to My Daughter: 4 Things I Hope You Don't Inherit From Me

Brittany Bergman | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Brittany Bergman

There's no mistaking it: you are my daughter in every way. Before you were born, I wondered if you'd look like me or like your dad. I secretly hoped you would look like me -- not because I don't think your dad is super cute (I do!), but because I've always dreamed of having a mini-me.

The Lesbian Chronicles 22: Mother's Day

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Mother's Day. Despite the commercial cheesiness; most mothers look forward to 'their' day. If their child is in grade school, mothers will be receiving with love macaroni necklaces and homemade cards shiny with glitter and glue.

The Day I Became a Mother

Bushra Alvi | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Bushra Alvi

She came into my life on 2nd Nov, 9:30 am, over two and a half decades ago. It was a beautiful Monday morning and I was not expecting her for another week or so according to calculations by the obstetrician.

Word to Ya Mutha!

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 05.09.2016 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

Ahhhh, Mothers-can't live with them and you can't live without them...literally. It's that time of year again, where we're reminded (mostly by moms) t...

Mother's Day: Death of a Carnival Queen

Cecilia Brainard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Women
Cecilia Brainard

By the time I was aware of things, my mother, Concepcion Cuenco Manguerra, had shed her Carnival-Queen ways, mostly because of circumstances - marriag...

Mothers: Our Connection to the Earth

Jodi Weiss | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

When we lose the person who brought us into this world, there is a sense of dislocation -- of being tossed up into space.

How Alzheimer's Repaired My Relationship With My Mother

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Jade C. Angelica

For decades prior to my mother's diagnosis of Alzheimer's in 2001, we had suffered a strained relationship born from her alcoholism. When I learned she had Alzheimer's, my hope for reconciliation and forgiveness drained away -- along with her cognitive abilities.

For My Mother - A Woman Comes Home

Becky Millard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Becky Millard

It's the flight back and I'm wishing I'd have brought my laptop on this trip. Instead, I'm actually engaging in the ancient art of the Scribes and ink...

The Gift We Should Be Giving This Mother's Day

Kira Sabin | Posted 05.08.2016 | Women
Kira Sabin

It's Mother's Day and as I think about the mothers in my life it makes me think back to stories about my Grandmother that I learned a few years ago. ...

A Daughter's Dream

Ishani Desai | Posted 05.07.2016 | Women
Ishani Desai

When I was 9, I went to my mother and told her I wanted to be the "first girl president" of America. I presented her with a colorful drawing where I ...

Mother's Day Without Mom

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Tam Warner Minton

It seems strange not to be planning a gift and what we will do for my mom on Mother's Day. She passed away almost 3 years ago, and there are still times I think, "I want to tell mom that", before realizing she's not here anymore.

Me, Myself and Mom

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

When I was a kid, I tried everything. Soccer, baseball, football, basketball, rollerblading, it didn't matter. In 6th grade, I learned the trumpet; in 7th grade, I started dabbling in guitar; and in 8th grade, the junior high marching band lost their tuba player so I stepped in.

Hokey Pokey: A Mother's Love

Kesha Morant Williams | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Kesha Morant Williams

You put your right foot in; you put your right foot out; you put your right foot in, and you shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey, and you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about!

Lessons From My Mum

Emma Fletcher | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Emma Fletcher

My mum sent me this photo the other day. That's her on the left. Sixteen and barefoot on the beach, no husband or kids on the horizon just yet. Dreaming of travel abroad, maybe art school in Paris or studying the Italian Masters in Rome. Young, happy and carefree. A bright shining girl.

Maternal Instinct: A Mother's Influence on Her Transgender Daughter

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 05.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

More than she'll know, my mom, the heroine of this tale--saved me. Out of her tumultuous youth arose a vigorously confident woman, a perfect role model to a young transgender girl. Mom inspires me.

Mother's Day and a Friendship Life Long

Jessica Denis | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Jessica Denis

I am a strong and independent woman. I am hard working and self-sufficient. I might be a little bit MORE stubborn than my mom, and I certainly don't go looking for conflict, but if it arises I will stand my ground. In many ways, I am exactly like my mom, and in those many ways that makes me proud.

The Bond: Mothers & Daughters

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

The Bond: Mother & Daughters join our co-founder Kay with a personal message The beauty of Mother's Day evokes a deeply warm and sensitized fee...