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Mother's and Daughters

From a Hospice Worker to the Sons of Mothers

John Connor | Posted 04.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John Connor

I work as a counselor in Hospice. This is a quick request of you guys out there who have mothers who are either under Hospice care, or in a nursing home.

Why Your Hard Work is Worth It

Ashley Gartland | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Ashley Gartland

A few weeks ago, I had a defining moment as a mom. It wasn't a big moment or a hard-won victory or even a milestone in one of my daughters' lives. But it was a small moment I will never forget.

Emotional Ad Thanks Every Mom For Being A True Hero

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.19.2016 | Fifty

A new Pandora Jewelry ad celebrates the powerful bond between mothers and daughters. The ad, titled "The Unique Thank You," shows mothers being brough...

How Blogging Saved Our Mother-Daughter Relationship

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

Sometimes I wonder if our blog writing is a poor substitute for talking things through -- a way to say things that are too difficult in person. If we're so close, shouldn't we be able to speak our mind face-to-face? I've come to the conclusion that, in our relationship, both are critical: our writing opens a conversation on the page that is almost always continued on the phone or in person.

Help, my daughter wants to be a pop star...and other parenting worries!

Michelle Cove | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Maybe your daughter seems obsessed with being the next Taylor Swift, Adele, or Rihanna. Perhaps this makes you nervous because she seems to have the c...

Authentic Knowledge is Style at it's Best

Honey Good | Posted 04.13.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

By Susan "Honey" Good 95. That is the birthday my mother will celebrate on April 14 this year. She will sit at the head of 'her' table at her favorit...

She's My Best Friend

Mandi Welbaum | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Mandi Welbaum

She's the best friend I could ever want, and yet, she's not even 3. We giggle just like teenage girls. We dance around the kitchen in our pajamas. She grabs my leg and I pray she never lets go.

To My 16 Year Old Self

Jon Vaughn | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

As a 16-year-old high school student, my junior year, I transferred schools three times. It wasn't a performance issue, I was actually quite smart and...

#TalkToMe: A Conversation With IvyWise Counselor Amy and Her Daughter

Kat Cohen | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Kat Cohen

They discuss the biggest challenges they face, what Amy would do if she was still 10 years old like Grace, and what figures have influenced Grace the most, all with the help of some cute stuffed animal critters.

#TalkToMe: Role Models

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

What I learned about my daughter doing this feature was that not only is she smart and intelligent, she is funny and aware of the world's current state, and most importantly she is a thinker.

Wynwood Walls

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

It was spring break for my daughter and as always, I wanted us to do outings that broadened her mind, so this day we decided on the Wynwood Walls Museum.

#TalkToMe: A Conversation With IvyWise CEO and Founder Kat Cohen and Daughter Sienna

Kat Cohen | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Kat Cohen

Dr. Kat Cohen, CEO and Founder of IvyWise, sat down with daughter, Sienna, to have an honest conversation as part of the Talk To Me campaign. Over the...

Who Was I Before I Met You?

Heather C. Miller | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Heather C. Miller

Before you I was lost. Confused. Sometimes even a little depressed. I made some silly decisions, but who doesn't when they're young? Nothing too bad, ...

#TalkToMe: Making History for My Family

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 04.04.2016 | Fifty
Courtney Reynolds

"I always wanted my home to be a haven that my children, or my husband and I, could run to, particularly when the outside world caved in on us..."

A Foolproof Way to Communicate With Daughters

Honey Good | Posted 03.30.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

Mothers and adult daughters have a complex relationship. I can attest to that because, as most of you know, I am the mother of daughters! I often ask...

5 Facts About Motherhood That You Didn't Expect

Mim Jenkinson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Mim Jenkinson

Don't get me wrong, I love being a mum. I've always wanted to be one and I'm delighted that I have two adorable children who I love dearly. However, in the last few years I've learned that motherhood isn't all smiles and rainbows.

A Portrait of My Mother: Grit and Grace

Jodi Weiss | Posted 03.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Weiss

She passed away that Sunday afternoon, at home, in her bed. My father and I were in the kitchen at the time, chatting away, making plans for the future, while she headed off to her next chapter. I know that is just how she would have wanted it: all of us together, looking forward.

Gloria Steinem: It's Our 'Collective Fate' To Be Like Our Mothers

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.28.2016 | OWN

Many women spend a lot of time saying, "I'm not going to be anything like my mother." Whether meant as an act of defiance or simple fact, this stateme...

Dynamite Daughters

Honey Good | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

As mothers of adult daughters you know, at times, it is not easy to navigate the waters of the mother-daughter relationship. As the dynamite mother of three dynamite daughters (my daughter-in-law included), I avoid explosions with rules that work. I will share them with you darlings, but first...

Why Is It So Hard To Find a True Friend?

Lisa Katz | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Lisa Katz

My daughter reminds me everyday how important it is to have girlfriends that you can rely on. She does not say it as openly or as clearly as that (she's a teenager after all) but I know what she means.

Nurturing the Mysterious Mother-Daughter Bond

Padma Gordon | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Padma Gordon

My vision for Meera is that she will walk through the world emanating the feeling that she has been raised in a loving and caring two-home family and that as a result of this she will move with joyful grace trusting the stable base of love within her as she rises up to welcome the life that is hers to live.

A Letter to My Firstborn Child

Joni Edelman | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Joni Edelman

I wasn't ready to have a baby. I wasn't ready for you. I wasn't ready for a love so deep that I thought I would break, a love so pure, so real, that my entire life would have purpose overnight.

10 Tips to Make Your Mother's Day... Any Day

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

Mother's Day is less than two months away, but why do we need to wait for a Hallmark holiday to show our moms we care? Yes, all mothers deserve a day on the calendar so we can fully recognize them for all their sacrifices and love. But why not surprise them with a sweet gesture on an ordinary day?

How Long Will I Be Enough?

Reem Kassis | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Just yesterday, she was a newborn. Today she's a little girl with opinions, with likes and dislikes, with a sense of humor, and with so much love to give. Tomorrow she will be a teenager who wants to walk home from school, not be picked up.

What It Is Like To Date A Girl Without A Mother

Jenna Rose Lowthert | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Jenna Rose Lowthert

She will act tough, she will pretend she doesn't have emotions. She does. They're tucked away deep down inside her broken heart. Let her know she is meant to be loved and you want to love her.