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Mother's and Daughters

Mama, This One's For You

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Featuring nearly 50 real-life mother/daughter portraits set against the backdrop of Beth Hart's beautiful new ballad, this is a love letter to mothers everywhere. Whether your mother is still living or gone, far or near, always remember... there is no greater love.

428 Ways I Love My Daughter

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

We've become interchangeable, my daughter and I: teacher and learner, guide and novice, master and apprentice.

7 Reasons Why You are Awesome, Mom!

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Adriana & George Sifakis

There seems to be a lot of pressure on Moms​ these days. I find it is important that​ we all reflect on the wonderful things we do as moms and​ to encourage our children through love, learning and positive reinforcement.

Make Way for Mothers*

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.08.2015 | Parents
Katharine Rose

If you had to choose one word to describe your mother, what would it be? How about one piece of advice she has given you that has always stuck with you or influenced you in some way?

10 Ways to Improve Your Mother-(Adult) Daughter Relationship

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

By writing about our issues from our unique perspectives, we revealed to each other our thoughts and feelings, which in turn, enabled us to interact in new ways that reflect love, respect and friendship.

What We Learned From Our Mothers

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Katharine Zaleski

"As the oldest in my family, I had the privilege of watching my mom raise my four brothers and sisters, work full-time as a teacher,and earn a graduate degree. Her tireless example taught me the value of hard work."

17 Mother's Day Vows to My Child

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Lisa Marie Wilson

My mother taught me how to be the best me, so I continue the cycle to teach my child how to be the best that she can be. To all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and friends who help raise each other up to be the best we can be, I salute you and thank you for the vows you took to your child and loved ones.

The Mother In Me Sees You

Rachael Clarke | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

This will never cease, this mother in me. I will always see the world as a mama. I will always think as a mama. I will always see others as someone's child. I will always admire other moms, other dads, anyone who cares for another life.

Happy Mother's Daze

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

I have many regrets about the daughter I was as an angry teen and the imperfect mother I became for my own daughter. I desire their forgiveness while knowing I can only give that to myself.

I'm Raising A Princess

Melissa Charles | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Melissa Charles

think the real reason is that I can remember having such pretty dresses in my closet and never being allowed to wear them. And then, when the High State Occasion finally came when it was deemed acceptable to wear it, I was allowed to wear the dress once... if I hadn't outgrown it first.

Downtime and Getting My Priorities Straight

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Connolly

Last summer I wrote about unplugging and down-time after an interesting, weekend experiment. It was inspired by Arianna Huffington's book Thrive, whic...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Mothers and Daughters -- The Circle Game

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Daughters become mothers. They can't possibly know how mothers feel until they are mothers themselves. It will always be this way. It's the "Circle Game" Joni was talking about. And now I catch myself looking behind from where I came.

The Mystique Of My Mom

Allie Smith | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Allie Smith

You sure didn't cry very much, which still baffles me. Maybe you saved it for when we were asleep? Mom, I cry all the time, from happiness, frustration, exhaustion, grief and TV.

Following In My Mother's Footsteps... Sometimes

Quarterlette | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women

We have to pick and choose which decisions to follow and which missteps to avoid in order to find what's right for us. There are both positive and negative kinds of baggage we carry with us from past generations, but we don't have to carry all of it forever, especially if it hurts.


Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Many of you are without a mother on this Mother's Day for varying reasons. Some of you are mothers without your children on this Mother's Day. But we are never without the need for a mother and mothering.

Thank you, Mom

Evelyn Fiske | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Evelyn Fiske

With Mother's Day coming right around the corner, it is important to remember everything they have done to get us where we are today. I'm not sure abo...

Prom Dress Shopping With Two Months To Live

Marisa Bardach Ramel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Marisa Bardach Ramel

I looked down at my car keys, swinging from their red lanyard. It was February. No one goes prom dress shopping in February. But when everyone went in March and April, she'd be dead.

The Art of Forgiveness: How My Mother Confronted Her Almost-Killer

Rebecca Strong | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Rebecca Strong

It's amazing what can happen when we are finally faced with something we've long been anticipating. Sometimes we realize why we yearned for it in the first place, and sometimes it becomes clear it's not actually what we wanted at all.

No Cutoffs for My Daisy Duke: A Mother's Day at the Mall

Joey Hoffman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Joey Hoffman

As I sit outside the dressing room waiting for her to parade her curated thrift outfit or even during our occasional forays to H&M, I can't help but think of my mother and me in the same scene thirty years ago. But this time, with my own daughter, it's different.

A Mother/Daughter Project: How to Be Curious and Strengthen Your Relationship

Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Kirsten Taberner-Siggins and Kathy Taberner

The daughter in me realizes that this is considered uncommon and for some even weird. The mother in me asks, "why is it so strange to want to work with your mother?" What is it about the mother/daughter relationship that makes our situation considered so unique?

Please Let Go

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Leslie Kendall Dye

A mother's touch extends not just from her fingers, but from her eyes and her words and -- at times -- from her own insecurities.

I Finally See You, Mom

Jessica Dimas | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Jessica Dimas

I'm 31 and I still get that feeling to go running to you sometimes. You always know what to say to me to make everything feel better. You're the only one who hears everything I don't say and sees everything I try to hide.

10 Bits Of Advice For My Girl As She Grows Up In An Imperfect World

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I am confident that the world my daughter is growing up in will be even better to women than the one in which I was raised. But on those occasions where it's not ideal, I hope that my daughter can keep of some these things in mind.

My Mother And The Touchstone She Gave Me

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.28.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

When we moved, the rock went with us. I would see it in the new garden and take comfort that at least something was the same.

What AMC's Series 'Mad Men' Taught Me About My Mother

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Lara Lillibridge

I have the freedoms and assumptions of equality only because my mother, and others like her, fought for them for me.