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Mother's and Daughters

Why Don't We Trust Young Women With Their Own Vaginas?

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.14.2016 | Women
Pamela Madsen

The goal should not be to shut down or control our daughters relationships with their own sexuality. We need to allow them to learn how to listen, trust and feel their own sexual instincts.

Accidents, Airports, an Angel

Melissa Gould | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Gould

I believe without question that Joel, my husband who died of West Nile Virus less than two years ago, is the one who told the girls to buckle up.

29 Things I Want My Future Daughter To Know

Carly Steyer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Teen
Carly Steyer

You are never too good, too old or too smart to give or receive an apology. Don't give unnecessary apologies, but step up to the plate and own your mistakes when you've made them.

Parenting Anxiety Centers Around How Kids Will Turn Out

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.01.2016 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Our Utah trip tested the fears of at least one of us. Together, we marveled at the vast landscape, the untouched earth, and as a pair, we found a home in the great outdoors. I'm sure it's a concept that resonates with many of us, but which is actually attained so rarely. It's what keeps us enjoying our beautiful country. But I still asked myself: Was it the place? Was it my daughter? Or was it me?

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 07.30.2016 | Travel
Lisa Shanahan

Headed cross-country, I peer out the window. The plane bounces, lofts high above Vegas, where I'd taken her and G'ma to celebrate her twenty-first. Now, two years later, I'm on my way to L.A. to visit my daughter's new home.

Look What Happens When Moms Choose Their Daughters' Hairstyles

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Style

Mothers supposedly know best. And when it comes to etiquette, men, money, and the importance of lipstick, she's usually spot on. But would you ever le...

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

Are We Destroying the Confidence of Our Daughters?

Molly Napolitano | Posted 07.23.2016 | Women
Molly Napolitano

Women. Why are we so hard on ourselves? When did we start hating the reflection we see staring back at us in the mirror?

WATCH: Mother-Daughter Duo Defies Disability By Running Marathons

HooplaHa | Posted 07.21.2016 | Good News

Arianna Tanghe is like most 14-year-old girls. She loves music, movies and spending time with her family and friends. She's the youngest sibling of two athletes and longed to experience the rush of crossing the finish line just like her brother and sister before her. There is just one complication. Arianna has cerebral palsy.

Why I Wear A Bikini In Front Of My Daughter

Jenny Studenroth Gerson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Jenny Studenroth Gerson

I do not want my daughter on the body roller coaster her mother has ridden for 30 years. I can't control it, but I can contribute positively. Part of that contribution is to wear what I love in front of her, and I've always loved bikinis.

The Vacations Of Our Lives: A Single Parent's Definition Of Vacation

Jill Talbot | Posted 07.16.2016 | Parents
Jill Talbot

There's a beauty and a freedom that being "both parents" allows me: I get to make all the decisions. When I figured out, years ago, that I couldn't give Indie vacations, I decided to build different kinds of breaks into our days.

A Mother's Letter to Her Skinny Girl

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Maybe it's a tired story. We are well aware that poor body image is an epidemic reinforced by social media, ratings and rankings, and cultural images of unnatural beauty standards. But we don't do much to teach kids how to handle the onslaught

Why I'm Not Giving My Daughter a Smartphone

Michelle Cove | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Believe me, I know how lousy it feels to be the parent who says no when so many of my daughter's friends have heard "yes." It stinks to stand there while your child explains in tears that she is going to be the social outcast without a smartphone. But being the "bad guy" is what we sometimes sign on for when we became a parent

What I Learned About Love When My Daughter Came Out

Staci Frenes | Posted 07.06.2016 | Religion
Staci Frenes

Here's what I'm learning about love: if it has to shrink down to fit my theology or preconceived ideas, it probably isn't love.

A Note to My Daughter: No Bullying -- and That Includes Yourself

Kasey Ferris | Posted 06.25.2016 | Parents
Kasey Ferris

My kids begged to sleep together in my boys' bedroom last night. It's a rarely granted request in our house to have four kiddos in one room, mostly because they take forEVER to settle down and actually get to sleep.

Lie to Me: A Story About Birth Stories

Rufi Thorpe | Posted 06.25.2016 | Women
Rufi Thorpe

I revel in the stories of my mother, of all women: their birth stories, their fish stories, their perfectly unreliable testimonies.

A Letter to My College Graduate

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.18.2016 | Parents
Dani Alpert

My adorable beauty, I only wish that I could spare you the heartache, tears, and bad juju, that intrinsically comes with this thing called life. But alas I cannot. It is the only way for you to become a self realized and authentic individual.

A Letter To My Future Daughter About Failure

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Kerry Vollherbst

Peace is not in perfection, daughter. Peace is in progress. And that's good news.

It's All About That... What?

Diana Whitney | Posted 06.10.2016 | Parents
Diana Whitney

"Mommy, I see your bass!" yelled Carmen, cackling her baby hyena laugh. "My what?!" "Your bass! You're wearing lace panties!"

How I Survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Celebrating a Mother's Determination to Save Her Family

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.10.2016 | Good News
SreyRam Kuy, MD

It was 1978, in Talien, Cambodia, when the Khmer Rouge soldier came for my mother. An acquaintance had betrayed her, informing the Khmer Rouge leadership about her past as a teacher.

The Miraculous Happening

Honey Good | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

"Before I leave you, I promise if my wishes are granted I will come back with my new Israeli husband to thank you and if I have a son, I will bring him to you and name him Jonathan in your honor."

I Am Widow, Hear Me Cry!

Melissa Gould | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Melissa Gould

I miss Joel. I love Antonio. My friends feel the same way. Sometimes it's complicated. Other times, it's simple. Tears keep falling - on a hike, a phone call, even at a party. But I smile and laugh a lot, too. Life is so strange.

Mom and Robin... A Love Story

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

This is a true love story. She had waited 64 years for this to happen. When Mom graduated from high school in May of 1950 she found that she was...

An Open Letter to My Teenage Daughter

Darah Zeledon | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

Keep your family close to you. We always have your back and love you unconditionally. Not until you accept and love yourself the way you are will you be free.

TV Shows to Binge-Watch With Your Daughter This Summer

Michelle Cove | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Michelle Cove

I know of no better show that captures the ups and downs of the first kiss, first fight with a friend, first failure on a test, first break-up, first play audition. All of these moments provide perfect entry points into conversations that allow you to share relationship values with your daughter.