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Mother Daughter Relationship

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.

8 Lessons I Want To Teach My Daughter

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

All your actions and words should come from a place of love. But not everyone will be loving back. And that is OK.

Is a Comic Strip Worth a Thousand Words?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

She thrilled us when she sent me some panels from a comic strip she'd drawn -- and got me to thinking all over again about what I would've missed had she never been around.

Role Model Mom

Tina Karkera | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Tina Karkera

When you become a parent, you automatically also become a role model. It's a title that's conferred upon you, whether you are ready or not.

Just One of the Girls

Wendy Ferguson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Wendy Ferguson

For all of Abby's 9 years, I admit that I have been a very protective parent. Even before we knew she had special needs, let alone a terminal illness, I found myself trying to protect her from actual and perceived dangers.

The Homemade Parade

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

I knew I had many years ahead of me of trying -- and likely failing -- to save my daughter from humiliation and heartbreak. But on this one day, the success and magic was enough.

Losing My Mother Defined Me, Unleashed Me and Changed Me

Jennifer Koppelman Hutt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Jennifer Koppelman Hutt

I feel sad that my mom was part of a generation that felt so ashamed of any odd thoughts or odd behaviors that she couldn't really laugh at what made her unique, fantastic and also impossible.

What I Realized When I Let My Mom Take Over My Online Dating Profile

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

One breezy September evening, I gave my mom the verbal OK, my username, my password and my attention. I let my mom take over my JDate account for one night.

Letter to My Daughter's Future Therapist

Jordan Roter | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Jordan Roter

At "press time," Gemma is almost 5 years old. I'm writing you this letter because, while I love my daughter with all my heart, and I'm trying really hard to be a great mom, I'm pretty sure I'm doing most things wrong.

If Your Daughter-In-Law Is A Bully, Read This

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When *Cathy’s two grandkids were little, Cathy was tapped to babysit—but only while her daughter-in-law’s paren...

The Wisdom in Maya Angelou's Mother-Daughter Relationship Story

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

Hurt and unmet expectations are inevitable in any mother-daughter relationship, and the way Maya and Vivian were able to bridge them is a beacon of hope for all mothers and daughters.

6 Things to Finally Forgive Mom for

Kendra Alvey | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Kendra Alvey

Who else will tell you it's their loss when you're rejected by a boy or a friend or a publisher? Who else remembers fondly the dance routine you made up to "Cool Rider" from Grease 2 and will tell you with a straight face that it was a very good performance?

Girls Are Messy, Naked Farters, Too

Sara Lind | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Sara Lind

I see it all the time: lists, articles and blog posts explaining how to be a mom to a boy. As though boys are a different species sharing nothing in common with dainty, proper, sweet little girls.

My Greatest Sorrow Is My Greatest Joy

Wendy Ferguson | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Wendy Ferguson

She's dying. My 9-year-old daughter is dying. Today I can say it without crying, but not necessarily tomorrow.

The Lesson I Learned Only After Losing My Mother

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

Children never wonder why there is food on the table, or why they have coats and boots to keep their feet dry in the winter. We think a house with heat comes by magic. It isn't until adulthood, when we're parents ourselves in a dual-income family with half the children that my mother had, that we wonder in disbelief, how did she do it all and alone?

7 Thing My Mom Did That Shocked Me

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I felt threatened and angry by my mom's intense emotions. I couldn't feel how this moment was different from moments in the past.

How I Talk Dating And Swap Stories With My Newly Divorced Mom

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Madeline Wahl

How many daughters are able to talk about dating (and swap stories) with their single mothers? I'm happy that we have this unique opportunity to learn more about each other and to truly get to know each other in ways other mothers and daughters typically are not able to.

You Are Your Own Mommy

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Miranda Pacchiana

Our mothers are usually our first touchstone and it's hard to outgrow the need to seek nurturing and approval from them. But becoming an adult sometimes means outgrowing this reflex -- especially if these responses are hard to come by.

My Mother's Day Wish?

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Valerie DeLoach

I may be holding on (not so gracefully) to 39 with every ounce of my being, but lately I have noticed a few things that may be indicators that I really am older than I think I am...

My Single Mother

Susannah Lewis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I thought of my mother, the young widowed mother, who never complained or sighed or rolled her eyes when the sink was full of dishes or when I slammed my bedroom door because I was a pre-teen and hated all of the world and everyone in it.

It Took Me 49 Years to Truly Understand My Mom

TueNight | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
TueNight

While my mother and I didn't actually share the last three decades, now I know what it means to work at a marriage, to be a working mom and to watch my children struggle and blossom.

Turning 50 With Memories of Mom at 50: Sicily, a Voyage and Pizza

Jan Angilella | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jan Angilella

When I say I'm 50, I really do feel like I've reached some kind of milestone. I have lived a full, rich life thus far sprinkled with wonderful adventures and Parmigiano Reggiano. And none of that is about to stop, especially the cheese part.

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.

Mother's Day Tribute: The Mole

Dana Talusani | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Dana Talusani

I didn't believe her at the time; I was too close to sleep, too overwhelmed by the idea that my mother -- the mother that fixed the world and made everything right-- couldn't perform magic.

A Bittersweet Mother's Day

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Carolyn Anderson

This Mother's Day will be my third year without my beloved mom and my sixth as a mother myself. I miss my mom everyday, but there are certain days -- like her birthday, Christmas and Mother's Day -- when her absence is felt more strongly.