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Mother Daughter Relationship

Henry Miller's iPod

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"According to my tracking stats on who reads the blog and where they come from, most of my hits seem to be for phrases like pubic hair, masturbation or hot mother-in-laws." She looked out the window and tapped her cheek, perplexed. "Why is that, I wonder?"

Honey Boo Boo's Sister Anna ‘Chickadee' Describes Being Molested By Her Mom's Boyfriend

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, Mama June’s daughter who was sexually abused at 8 by June’s then-boyfriend, Mark McDaniel — who was released from...

What Two Sisters Have Learned From Losing Their Mother To Cancer... So Far

Alexandra Detwiler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Alexandra Detwiler

Something that we learned early on is that people respond differently to the loss of a loved one. Some may want to openly discuss it, while others would prefer to deal with the loss internally.

Identical Twins Address Body Image Issues (PHOTOS)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Colette's body shadows Lisanne's. Her ailments are similar, but less debilitating. Lisanne is the older sister by three minutes. It's as if her body has somehow served as a barrier for her sister's, taking the brunt of the pain.

When Your College Freshman Comes Home for the Holidays

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Elaine Ambrose

I wanted another chance to be the mother she always wanted, the mother she wanted to take with her. Her books and teddy bears remained in her (former) room. I still have her art work packed in boxes in my garage; every single piece she ever did. Yes, I probably need counseling for that.

5 Words That Broke My Mom's Heart (And How She Responded)

Renee Jain | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

I ate lunch alone for months and remained stoic until one day I came home, went straight to my room and burst into tears. The pain of my loneliness could no longer be contained. My mom came in and sat down on the bed beside me.

Am I Destined to Become My Mother?

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

When I map a woman's mother-daughter history, I see the beliefs and behaviors she has inherited from her mother. I see how history repeats itself between her and her mother, and between her mother and her grandmother, despite the changes feminism has brought to their lives.

I Love You, Rosie

Jodie Preiss | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Jodie Preiss

I will be forever grateful that I had those two weeks before the fight began. Those two weeks that seemed to be just us -- cocooned in her hospital room. Two friends, mother and daughter. A bond that had survived distance and disagreement. A bond that had lasted for almost 38 years.

The Great Mother's Curse

Stacy Pelander | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

I marched off to the drawer where the office supplies were, grabbed the giant pair of adult scissors and returned to stand directly in front of her. I grabbed a fistful of hair from the crown of my head and chopped it as close to the scalp as I could

How My Mom's Death Changed My Definition of Family

Rachael Rifkin | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Rachael Rifkin

When I'm shopping and I see something she might like, I think about how much she loved chocolate and the color turquoise. And how strange it is to know that I won't be buying her anything anymore.

Why This Mother And Daughter Are Having A Blowout Fight

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Eighteen-year-old Sharaya moved out of her house three weeks before graduating from high school because she says she is fed up with her mother’s con...

Mary Magdalene and the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

On a recent trip to New York City I visited the JP Morgan Library, where I viewed the Crusader Bible. The Crusader Bible, reportedly created around 12...

16 Things I Want My Daughter To Know

Christine Burke | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Christine Burke

She just turned 9 this week, which means I only have nine more years to get her ready to fight for herself in the real world. Nine more years to make sure she knows how to braise a roast, manage her iCloud storage and distinguish between a jerk and Prince Charming. That's not a lot of time.

Teaching My Daughter To Make Her Body Love Her Back

N'tima Preusser | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
N'tima Preusser

My body, that I hated so deeply before, built my daughter's body. That is nothing short of a miracle to me.

Resiliency In Wonderland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Whenever I go back to visit my parents in the upstate New York city where I grew up, I run into old childhood friends and classmates who have stayed i...

The Last One

Carissa K | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

I will parent her with a confidence I didn't have before. With my first child, I was always reaching and desperate to take hold of what was next. With my last child, I cling to time even as I feel it being yanked away from me.

Dear Max

Natasha Walizer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Natasha Walizer

When you hurt yourself, you're still my little boy. You cry. You reach out to me. You hold me really tightly. I will never let go of you. But Max, you're growing up.

When Is Mother-Daughter Texting Too Much?

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Now my daughter is in college, just starting her freshman year. She doesn't call home every day, only every other day. But we text a lot... well, roughly constantly. But never during class and I didn't hear from her when she went to the movies the other night.

32 Feminist Lessons For My Daughter

Maureen Shaw | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Maureen Shaw

Having a period isn't a curse. It makes you uniquely qualified to create and sustain life, if you so choose. Speaking of choice, only you can/should make the choice of if/when you would like to become a parent.

To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Your teacher was going through the developmental checklist with me, and when she got to the part about whether or not you could speak in two-word sentences, she laughed and said, "Cleo speaks in paragraphs, always with a huge smile."

Please Do Grow Up

Wendy Bradford | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

I remember when I realized I had a daughter and not just a baby. It was as if the planet shifted, and I felt close to slipping off. All the hard edges revealed themselves, and it occurred to me I would be teaching a girl how to be in a world I had not yet figured out.

A Letter to Melissa Rivers

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

It was while watching Melissa Rivers co-host a red carpet event with her mother, Joan Rivers, that I first recognized the look on Melissa's face as her mother spoke.

So Long, Sweet Summer

Courtney Byrne | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Courtney Byrne

I suppose I thought making a memorable summer for my girls had to include traveling to new and exciting places, but we seem to have made a million little memories just enjoying the simple things summer has to offer right at home.

What I Wish She Knew

Allison Hart | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Allison Hart

Befriend the nerds, the geeks, the weirdos. When everyone grows up, these are the people great husbands, wives and best friends are made of.

When the Image I See In the Mirror Isn't Just My Own

Jamie Krug | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Jamie Krug

I don't share my life, or my marriage, or my children, or my accomplishments, or my setbacks, or my fears, or my dreams with her.