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The Mother-Daughter Relationship: Complex at Age 5?

Kerry Lyons | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

When my daughter was only 3, she told me quite assertively: "I will never like what you want me to wear. Never ever in my whole life!"

Fathers and Daughters -- and Moms: Is There Room for Everyone?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Can a mom truly encourage a daughter to be close to her father without comparing her daughter's experience to her own?

Photographer's Magical Tribute To Her Mother

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts

Kirsty Mitchell is a former fashion designer who worked under both Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan as a student. However, she found her ultimat...

Mother's Day Is Over, and Many Moms Still Struggling

Margie Omero | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

New Gallup polling suggests the joys of motherhood can bring added challenges. The most striking finding is how much stay-at-home moms in particular suffer.

A Daughter's Love

Liz Black | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women
Liz Black

I felt myself breaking down. I kept thinking back to the things I never did, that I would never be able to do with her. I began to mourn my Mother while she was still alive.

The Same Story? Again?! Storytelling as an Emotional Security Blanket

John McCormick | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

I used to wonder why my sons asked for the same story night after night. I came to the conclusion that kids simply enjoy the comfort of repetition. Think of it as an emotional security blanket.

My Mother Wishes I Were Gay

Stephanie Covington Armstrong | Posted 07.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Covington Armstrong

My mother keeps prodding me to come out of the closet. She wants me to accept my rightful place in the world as a gay woman. I am probably the only straight woman in America whose mother keeps a watch for latent homosexual urges.

A Toast to Imperfect Mother's Days

Beth Jones | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Beth Jones

The only photo I have from this year's Mother's Day is of my son standing between a barrel of swords and a heavy-set Steampunk in a Revolutionary War costume.

On Mothers in Memoirs

Nicki Richesin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Nicki Richesin

One hopes by writing their fierce and evocative memoirs, they can keep their mothers' ghosts at bay.

Can We Stop the Mom and Dad Debate and Talk about Kids?

Jim Higley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

How about we talk about kids for a change? How about we toss out some encouragement for what we are all doing? How about we remind each other why parenting matters? The other stuff can wait.

Being a Mother & Being Good Enough -- Two Mutually Exclusive Concepts?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Most of us are doing the best we can, whether or not we are breastfeeding for three months or three years or carrying our little ones on our hips or pushing them in strollers.

First Motherless Mother's Day -- Not

Larry Ross | Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty
Larry Ross

This will be the first Mother's Day of my life without my mother physically, but she'll be with me in spirit.

The Only Mommy War Worth Waging

Kristen Howerton | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

When it comes to issues of motherhood, there is one issue I care about: some kids don't have one.

Up Close and Not So Personal with 50 Shades of Gray author, E L James

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 07.14.2012 | Women
Julie Gerstenblatt

I don't want E L James to be the poster child for my personal understanding of sexuality or for woman's sexual empowerment in a general sense. And the good news is, neither does E L James.

Obamacare Is Good for Moms

Jessica Arons | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Jessica Arons

People always say good health is the greatest gift, so let's make health a priority this Mother's Day. Now that I am a mother myself, I am even more a...

A Mother's Day Mission

Francine LeFrak | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Francine LeFrak

This Mother's Day, I am even more motivated to find what else we, as women, can do on this day to advance global womanhood and empower each other.

Manning Up to Motherhood

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Sybil Adelman Sage

Many of us mothers with children under the age of 70 living at home are having trouble finding time to read; we're busy cutting our children's steaks and setting out their Lipitor.

Parenting, The Most Important Job You'll Ever Have

Chris Cuthbert | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Chris Cuthbert

Assuming all parents will naturally be able to nurture their babies is misguided, and it means we aren't giving parents the support they want and need. This must change.

Insights Into Mother's Day

Dr. Isaac Eliaz | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Isaac Eliaz

The strong life energy of the spring moves our emotions, and if we are listening, we can find the places where our energy is stuck -- the places that need healing.

SLIDESHOW: Honoring 5 Moms Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice For Their Children

Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact

On Mother’s Day, we have the chance to honor our lifelong heroes –- the women who brought us into this world and continue to nurture us no matter ...

This Mother's Day Moms Are Off the Sidelines and Playing to Win

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 07.13.2012 | Women
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Modern moms aren't Soccer Moms standing on the sidelines; we're Networked Moms working on the front lines. This year we're in the game and we're playing to win!

PHOTOS: Celebrate YOUR Fabulous Mom!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.13.2012 | Black Voices

Like the song says, "I'll always love my mama--she's my favorite girl!"--and we at the HuffPost Black Voices couldn't agree more! So in celebration...

What I Want For Mother's Day Is Clarity

Sahar Taman | Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion
Sahar Taman

It has been a lot of confusion all year long, and now even my identity has changed. This will be the first year I do not have a mother to celebrate Mother's Day with.

Ode to My Mother ... "I Swear"

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

Whenever one of my mother's sentences begins with "I swear," I take cover and get ready for the diatribe. If I'm in the kitchen, I stop chopping. If I'm in the car, I put my iPhone on speaker. It's just too good to miss.

The Best Advice My Mom Ever Gave Me

Posted 05.13.2012 | Teen

If there's one thing that moms are always good for, it's some great free advice. When you think about it, you might be surprised at how much your mot...