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Mother's and Daughters

Sometimes, Bad Shots Happen

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 01.13.2017 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

Maybe being "in control" all of the time isn't what our kids need to see in us. Maybe they need to see that we acknowledge their pain and their hurt. That we feel it too because we hate to ever see them suffer, even in the most minor ways (like penicillin shots).

Don't Call My Daughter A Tomboy

Meredith Hale | Posted 01.11.2017 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Why should she have to be a "tomboy" to enjoy sports, or "act like a man" to succeed in business?

Why I Must Teach My Mom to Read

Anthea Rowan | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Anthea Rowan

The neurologist does not cushion his words. He tells us how it is. She won't read again. I am standing behind mum. I daren't say anything; my words ...

50 Things I Want To Teach My Daughter

Taylor Speikers | Posted 01.06.2017 | Parents
Taylor Speikers

If you have curly hair like me, learn to style it before you turn 21.

The Day My Daughter Became a Woman

Beverly Willett | Posted 01.05.2017 | Parents
Beverly Willett

I had an actual "aha" moment with my youngest. It had nothing to do with her having reached a physical milestone. But at the moment it occurred I suddenly felt certain that I'd just witnessed her crossing over into womanhood.

The One Lie We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves

Nicole Scott | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

I belong in every place my heart longs to be in this world. I can show up scared. I can show up worried. I can show up doubting my ability -- but I will never again show up timid and uncertain of my place in this world, wherever my feet may take me, where I belong.

The Night I Knew My Daughter and I Would Be Just Fine

Kathy Radigan | Posted 01.05.2017 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Through all of her challenges and all of the scary times we have endured, somewhere deep inside me I've always known that she was meant to be here, and, one way or another, the two of us would always be just fine.

7 Lessons I'll Teach My Daughter Someday

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 12.29.2016 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

I can't help but reflect on what life would be like if I had a little girl.

Hear Social Media Obsessed Teen's Reaction When Her Parents Take Away Phone

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Seventeen-year-old Khloe says she can't breathe without access to WiFi because she's obsessed with social media. Watch as she explains how her self-es...

10 Things I Want My Daughters to Know When We Fight

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.22.2016 | Parents
Reem Kassis

My beautiful girls, One of you is 2 years old and the other 2 months. Already I love you both a love so fierce...so encompassing...it makes me vulner...

The World Our Girls Live In

Sara Lindberg | Posted 12.21.2016 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

When I am working with teenage girls, I often find myself picturing my daughter. My work has become more personal.

When A Silent Night Is The Best You Can Hope For

Kat Kinsman | Posted 12.21.2016 | Fifty
Kat Kinsman

There, just inside, is my mother -- or at least what's left of her. Today, I do not know who is in there. But I am damned if I am going to speak to her like the aged infant she appears to be. She deserves the dignity of being someone's mother and for this small while, I allow myself the indulgence of being her child.

The Hillary Generation Gap Polls Don't Tell the Full Story

Shauna L. Shames | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Shauna L. Shames

If Hillary becomes the nominee, as seems likely, young women will come out and vote for her. If she can take steps to remind young women that feminism is far from over, and that she understands the world differently because she is a woman, they may be even more likely to support her.

The Words I Won't Read To My Daughter

Meredith Hale | Posted 12.21.2016 | Parents
Meredith Hale

Like it or not, language is inextricably linked to how we perceive and treat others.

How Loss Empowered My Parenting

Ashley Abramson | Posted 12.17.2016 | Parents
Ashley Abramson

Self-taught parenting is a wild and unkempt landscape, but in it, the brave can forage beauty.

Inspire Your Daughter to Become a Social Media Rebel!

Michelle Cove | Posted 12.10.2016 | Parents
Michelle Cove

What if kids were taught that the very point of social media is to inspire, lift up others, and make each other laugh? It won't be easy; we're all used to seeing social media spread snark and gossip. But, really, no one wants to spend so many hours a week fearing for her reputation and safeguarding her social status.

How Being A Mother Changed Me

Jennifer S. White | Posted 12.08.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

The world continually attempts to frost over my heart -- through lack of kindness and the sorts of things that little girls shouldn't be aware of -- and each day as I feel these ice crystals form, you melt them with your genuine, throaty laughter or with the way you slide your soft palm into mine.

What I Would Like To Tell My Daughter

Amber Hill | Posted 12.07.2016 | Parents
Amber Hill

Five minutes into this trail of thought, I start to feel a pit in my stomach. Mostly, because I remember who I used to be. I work over in my mind what I would like to tell her, in hopes that she takes my advice and avoids similar missteps -- and because I seem to still suffer from pregnancy brain, I better write it down.

Have Courage and Always Be Kind and 7 Other Lessons Cinderella Teaches Us

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 12.03.2016 | Parents
Audrey van Petegem

As I watched the movie with my young daughters, I felt that this Cinderella was a good role model for us all. She taught us eight lessons on how to live happily ever after.

20 Things I Hope My Daughters Will Never Forget

Jennifer S. White | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Love yourself. When the world feels lonely, we have a real advantage when we are friends with ourselves.

Life Is Full of Little Graces

Padma Gordon | Posted 11.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Walking down the street after a fulfilling day of seeing clients I was struck by the blazingly beautiful contrast of the sunlit red and yellow leaves ...

How To Raise A Woman

Jennifer S. White | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Girls, especially, become aware of their changing bodies and, equally, of how these changes are received by those around them, both intimately and publicly.

A Day at the Perez Art Museum Miami

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 11.19.2016 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Whenever I have time off, I enjoy visiting museums and historic houses with my daughter. It is something that we both share a love for as we both enjoy learning new things and history.

Being There

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 11.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I woke up early this morning with a novel thought bouncing around my brain. Maybe, just maybe, I can make peace with everyone and everything, just as they are.

When Motherhood Is A Mirror

Jessica Wolstenholm | Posted 11.06.2016 | Parents
Jessica Wolstenholm

My voice is a mirror of my mother's, and so is my face. I've heard others remark that the resemblance is uncanny. I look just like her when she was my age. I often gaze at photos of her later in life, peering into my future face.