mothers and daughters

Because like my mother, I’m not perfect. I’m just not that type of mom.

Becoming A Mother Helped Me To Forgive My Own

I didn’t see similarities between my mother and I until years later, after I became a mother. The constant conflict hid how my mother and I are alike Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   05.10.18   |   SHARE
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Looking Like My Mother Is The Closest I'll Ever Be To Her

She was a mother who couldn’t mother. Mental illness absorbed my mother’s maternal soul and left a hollow shell that morphed her. Read...
Lira Kellerman    |   05.2.18   |   SHARE
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How Binge-Watching The Golden Girls Brought Me Closer To My Mom

Thanks to The Golden Girls, I was able to see those mother/daughter dynamics play out between two adults. Read...
Melissa Blake    |   05.10.17   |   SHARE
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Did my mom feel alone, as if she were blamed for what happened to her? Like nobody could understand what she was dealing with?

After My Mom Died, Drinking Made Me Feel Closer To Her

When my mom died, I made a list of things that made me similar to her: My favorite color was purple, I liked to write, I loved reading, I adored cats Read...
Alaina Leary    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
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Mothers And Daughters At The Chelsea Hotel

My mother and I may never see eye to eye on politics, and our value systems may seldom align. Sometimes it feels like we try to breach this divide; Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   03.9.17   |   SHARE
Essays
When I read, I imagined the characters gathered together in that backyard.

A Magic All My Own

Don’t you all see how fun this is? I wanted to cry out. Instead, I whispered, “Yeah, b-b-books are weird,” and hid Junie B. Jones in my backpack. My Read...
Rachel Hoge    |   03.7.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
There is no one who would go to the same lengths to make me smile.

My Mom Will Always Be My Valentine

A breakup, Mom, a cheerleading competition, and Valentine's Day... Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   02.13.17   |   SHARE
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No relationship is perfect, not even with super mom. (Image: Thinkstock)

7 Unexpected Benefits To My Mom Moving Abroad

My mom and I are extremely close. Some would say we’re a little too close, but since she fills two roles in my life — mother and best friend — I Read...
Kelly Burch    |   12.29.16   |   SHARE
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