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Motherless Daughters

Mother Hunger

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.13.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Losing my mother was one of the most gut-wrenching experiences of my life. Not a day passes that I don't think about my mother and what she would think of me.

A New Normalcy

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

My mother is dead, and I am still happy. I think about my friend who lost her mother when she was 15. I used to wonder how she could function so well when she was motherless. I told myself that I'd be a basket case in her shoes. Maybe people think that about me now?

My Kids Will Know My Mother In The Way I Love Them

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Claire Bidwell Smith

When I tuck my girls into bed at night, when I smooth Vera's hair away from her forehead when she has a fever, or scoop Juliette into my arms after a tumble, my heart spilling over for them, I often find myself breathless with the realization of just how much my mother loved me.

The Day I Became Older Than My Mother

Tamsin Eva | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Tamsin Eva

Becoming older than a parent can be a troubling transition. At the most base, mathematical level, it's hard to comprehend how they can still be your parent if you are older than they ever were.

Why I'm Glad May is Over

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

In small ways, my friend and I had always been nurturing towards each other. I believe that this is something that motherless daughters sense about each other.

How a Motherless Daughter Gets Through Mother's Day

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeryl Brunner

As this Mother's Day looms, I think about how other motherless daughters cope. How can we feel included and feel better?

Parenting Without Parents: The Challenge Of Asking For Help

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Asking for help puts you in a vulnerable position. The person you are asking might just say no, and then what? "I can do it myself" is a mantra for many of us who grew up too soon.

Parentless Parents: The 'I' Factor

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

Parentless parents could read every parenting book in the world and we'd still never learn what we really want to know as moms and dads.