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Mothers Day Stories

5 Things I Learned From My Mom When She Agreed To Babysit

Kate Fridkis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Kate Fridkis

Watching my mother with my daughter, I've learned the trick of singing songs with hand gestures. I've gotten better at making up silly games. And I've learned some big, critical lessons that have come to form the foundation of my own newborn journey into motherhood.

Portrait of the Artist As My Mother: A Mother's Day Reflection

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Sheila D. Collins

At moments I couldn't understand how she was so loved by everyone else when I had so much rage inside. But this physically beautiful woman who cared not a wit for her looks was a spark, a ditzy, outrageous non-conformist who made life for others light up like fireworks.

How Our Moms Help Us De-Stress

Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Sometimes you just need your mom -- no matter how old you are. Whether it's calling her for a soothing phone conversation, turning to her advice on st...

El Regalo de Mi Madre -- My Mother's Gift

Cesar Millan | Posted 07.12.2012 | Parents
Cesar Millan

I try to talk to my mother every day (and if I don't, she calls me!). She has taught me tolerance, patience, caregiving, and unconditional love. She was the original calm and assertive person in my life.

The Infinite Reach of My Mother's Laughter

Darin Murphy | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Darin Murphy

My mother Hallie passed away this month at age 68. She was beautiful, smart, curious, compassionate, and rebellious, a compulsive reader and a talented psychotherapist. But of all her attributes, none surpassed her capacity to laugh.

Learning from My Children: A Mother's Day Confession

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Duke Estroff

If there's one thing I've learned after four kids and 18 years of parenting, it's this: as much as the mother shapes the child, the child shapes the mom.

Dealing With Grief On Mother's Day

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Litner

I know others take comfort in visiting lost loved ones, but it doesn't really do much for me. I don't believe my mom is really there. My mom isn't anywhere.

A Mother's Day Remembrance For A Mother Who Can't Remember

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

If I honor all of her life that has brought her to this moment and love her in whatever way I can that will give her joy right now -- then I am proclaiming that her life is not in vain.