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Mother Daughter Relationship

Resiliency In Wonderland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 10.01.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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.

What Happened When My Daughter Asked For A Bra

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I was not this cool about puberty when I was its target. Maybe it was Catholicism, maybe it was the '80s, but I did not look that business of growing up straight in the eyes.

Mother-Daughter Battles Over Mr. Wrong... Create A Healthy Model!

David Kanegis | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Dating is difficult at best. Finding a great companion is no easy task. Mothers and daughters who are close tend to discuss relationships. Communication is great. But what often transpires is sometimes more frustrating and destructive than harmonious and helpful.

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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

Jenny Koppelman Hutt | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Jenny 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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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 08.03.2014 | 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?