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Why This Mom Really Wanted Her Daughter To Share Her First Name

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents

It's not unusual for a son to inherit his father's name. Think Martin Luther King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., and Robert Downey Jr. The same isn't true for ...

10 Leadership and Business Lessons My Mother Taught me After She Left the Business World

Nimati Emam | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Nimati Emam

Her journey became full of unconventional, hit (and miss) and score, and rich life lessons that were indispensable to me, and although were not generated from her 9-5 job, were always easily transferred to mine.

Amazing Grace

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

Grace is defined as effortless poise, beauty and charm; it is also described as the unmerited favor and blessing of God. In my personal lexicon, giving and receiving grace is also about letting others -- and myself -- off the hook. Maybe that's why my girl turns cartwheels in grocery stores, speaks her mind without fuss or filter, and lives and loves off the hook and in full color.

I Have A Daughter With Intense Emotions

Kate Russell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Kate Russell

My daughter does not behave the way she behaves because she wants to hurt anyone, she's not crying out for attention, nor is she trying to be manipulative, and I'm not even sure she is just being a possessive 'terrible two.' She is simply a 2-year-old who suffers from intense emotions.

This Will Make You Call Your Mother Immediately

Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts

When mother-daughter duos arrange matching photo shoots, the results normally range from cheesy to cringeworthy. Ugne Henriko's black-and-white tribut...

When The Narcissist Is Your Mother

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Henriette Lazaridis Power

There's something compelling about the narrative of the Difficult Mother. You know, the mother you love but who has never fully understood you or approved of you or validated your life. The mother you grew distant from, only to reconnect with later in life, perhaps after the birth of your child or the death of a loved one or a sign of your mother's oncoming frailty.

The Mother-Child Dance Lasts Forever

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 07.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

Back and forth. Side to side. Push and pull. Around and around. The mother-child dance can last forever. I'm starting to see it in my own daughter.

Longevity Tips From My Super-Powered Greek-American Mom

Zoe Helene | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Zoe Helene

I asked my mother to share some of the wellness wisdom she's learned from a long line of long-lifers.

WATCH: Why Does This Woman Hate Her Own Mother?

OWN | Posted 05.03.2013 | OWN

Kim and her younger sister, Annette, had a rough childhood. The siblings say that they grew up neglected by their mother, Charlene, who frequently cho...

What a Mother Knows

Leslie Lehr | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents
Leslie Lehr

It's one thing when your child is safe in her bed down the hall. It's quite another when it's time for them to flee the nest. How far do we let them fall before we catch them?

What My 4-Year-Old Taught Me About Beauty

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

My daughter is beautiful and smart and funny and graceful and witty and brilliant, and for four years, I nodded my head in agreement with every Joe off the street who told me she is exactly like me... when I thought exactly none of those things about myself.

This Is Childhood: Nine

Denise Ullem | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Denise Ullem

Sometimes when I'm with her, I see traces of her as a toddler -- round and full, with mischief and joy flitting across her features like a sprightly fairy. Other times, I see mature, angular hints of the woman that she will someday become.

My Daughter: The Same And Different As Me

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Amy Ruhlin

My daughter is home from college for the weekend. I see her walking towards me from across the room and for a moment, I am looking at myself when I was a girl of 20.

4 Reasons I'm Glad I Look Like My Mother

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Anthonia Akitunde

I can now appreciate what my mom has done for me -- and this face is a part of that.

Reese Witherspoon's Mini Me (PHOTO)

Posted 01.11.2013 | Celebrity

If ever a movie role calls for a young Reese Witherspoon doppelganger, the Academy Award winner can save the casting director some trouble and call in...

12 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Mother

Posted 01.19.2013 | 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...

Her Daughter’s Skydiving Dream Took A Mother’s Love To New Heights

Posted 11.13.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Excerpt: Saving Each Other: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

Victoria Jackson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Victoria Jackson

I'm the Victoria Jackson of infomercial fame who challenged the status quo of the makeup world by honoring the natural beauty of all women. My foundation for the "no-makeup makeup" look became the crown jewel of my cosmetics company that today has sales of more than a half-billion dollars.

How My Daughter Got Me Down the Mountain

Jenny Block | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Jenny Block

It took me a long time to shake off my mother's fear. I don't want that for my daughter.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Lessons of Love

Maytal Schmidt | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Maytal Schmidt

I still remember the day I found out.

My Paramour

Felice Shapiro | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Paris is where my parents showed up one at a time after their separation from one another. They came to be alone with me, and it was the first time I saw them as separate, vulnerable adults, not just as my parents. It's strange to think they were younger then than I am now.

4 Ways My Home Has Changed Now That My Daughter Is Gone

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.04.2012 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

An optimist sees the glass half-full. A pessimist sees the glass half-empty. An opportunist drinks the water. Not all that coincidentally, these describe the various emotional states of my half-occupied nest.

Growing Up and Moving Out: My Move from the South to NYC

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Lauren Taylor Shute

I sat with my mother on my bed as the movie ended. We pretended that we weren't both heartbroken at the thought of her only daughter moving away from home and simply focused on how great I would look in my new trench coat traipsing around New York City à la Anne Hathaway.

Every Day Is a Miracle

Victoria Jackson | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Victoria Jackson

I looked around at other moms at the pre-prom party and realized that probably no other mother was thinking of her daughter in her very special dress the same way I was thinking of Ali.

Why I Stopped Trying to Make my Daughter Be Pretty

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Underlying my bid for my daughter's emotional well-being was the down-and-dirty truth: I wanted her to look pretty in her school pictures, her cascading hair framing her face, so I could show her off to friends and relatives.