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Mothers Daughters

A Mantra For Our Daughters

Sara Lindberg | Posted 01.22.2017 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

Your body was built for you -- no one else. Be proud of what your muscles can and will do.

What I'm Still Learning From My Mom, 20 Years After Losing Her

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Ali Wilkinson

My mom died of brain cancer when I was in high school, 20 years ago now. And for many years, I missed her vividly. With time, the rawness of her loss faded. Because I lost her so young, I find that I don't miss her as much because of the experiences we shared or the conversations we had. I miss her for those we didn't.

Losing And Finding My Mother After Her Stroke

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Leslie Kendall Dye

In the last five years, our relationship has been many things: fierce, devoted, fractious and corroded by sorrow and loss. It's nice to be in a healthy relationship, suddenly, with my mother. We agree. Together, we look forward to spring.

My Mother Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer's When I Was 26

Rebecca Emily Darling | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Rebecca Emily Darling

This woman looks like my mother. She sounds like my mother. She smells like my mother. There is that visceral feeling when I hug her, that I am hugging the woman I came from, the woman of whom I am a piece, a rib. But each time she opens her mouth, I find that she is just an echo.

Are Mothers Unconsciously Contributing To Gender Stereotypes?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.08.2014 | Science

We know that women are socialized to be more emotionally expressive than men, but it turns out mothers play a particular role in enforcing this gender...

The Season I'm Embracing For My Mother's Sake

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Leslie Kendall Dye

This autumn does not beckon in the way that it always has before. For many people, autumn's chill and fading light, is a metaphor for death. My mother is sick. I cannot live in denial anymore.

23 Reasons You Should Go Hug Your Mom

Lexi Herrick | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

For the fact that no matter what job she had in life, you were the most difficult, and still the most important.

The Secret To Healing Your Troubled Mother-Daughter Relationship

Sherry Amatenstein | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Sherry Amatenstein

I discovered the prevalence of midlife women still chained to the shadow of a toxic mother. When that woman spends years pecking at, rather than building her daughter's sense of security in the world, psychic scars result.

I'm Motherless By Choice

Katie Naum | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Katie Naum

There is no easy way to say, "I'm estranged from my mother." It's even harder to say, "I've cut my mother out of my life," clarifying that you are the one who has severed the bond.

The Note That Brought Me To My Knees

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 09.24.2013 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

It never occurred to me that my mother could be torn between the family she was raising and the family that raised her.

How I Said Goodbye To A Difficult Mother

Judith Newton | Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty
Judith Newton

My mother died on January 5, 2010. She was 101 years old. Our long association had been troubled from the time of my birth, and throughout my life, I'd found it challenging to choose cards for Mother's Day. So many expressed a gratitude and devotion I couldn't feel.

LOOK: Artist's Provocative And Stunning Photos Of Her Mom

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.09.2013 | Women

Photographer Natalie Krick is, in the words of Justin Timberlake, bringing sexy back. And she's doing it with her mom in a series of thought-provoking...

12 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Mother

Posted 09.04.2015 | OWN

By Meghan O'Rourke In 2006, my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer; she died on Christmas Day of 2008 at the age of 55, when I was 32. While s...

15 Questions Every Mom Of Daughters Should Ask Herself

Joyce McFadden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Joyce McFadden

If we want to dilute social pressures on our girls to be sexy, we have to offer them an alternative.

I'm 31 And Single -- Thanks, Mom!

Dara Pettinelli | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Dara Pettinelli

'You have your freedom,' my mom says to me, as if she's describing a place she's always wanted to visit but knows she'll probably never see.

Don't Tell Me I'm Like My Mother... Yet

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

Sometimes we daughters are so busy forging ourselves that we forget to build on our ancestry, forget to honor the best of our mothers. Instead, we lose the wisdom of generations.