Something Beyond Motherhood

Motherhood is an “invisible” job, a selfless job. Validation of who you are has to come from various places, not motherhood alone.

By: Barbara Machen

There is no validation in Motherhood alone. Validation is a big part of who we are as human beings but it is not something we should be actively seeking as mothers. Yes you can feel joy when you see your child do something you taught him. You can be relieved he looked both ways before crossing the street and has a sense of keeping safe or be proud when you watch him walk down the …

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What His Bond With His Mom Says About Him

A man who has a good relationship with mom is more sensitive, communicative and understanding toward women’s emotions than one who barely speaks to his mother.

By: Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman and Meagan McCrary

Ah, men and their mothers. It’s a bond we may not fully understand until we birth sons ourselves. In the meantime, we’ll keep busy by examining how the men in our lives interact with their mothers, in order to glean more info on their overall character. Here’s a guide to help your guy analysis.

1. He Calls Her Daily. If your man and his …

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A Mother and Daughter Memoir

I grew up in 1960s suburban Los Angeles.  My mother didn’t like me to smile at strangers, play outside after dusk, and most importantly, be far away from her.

By: Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

“Mommy, I was afraid that you died.”

“I didn’t die. Sleeping. I was sleeping.” Holding my cell phone, I propped myself up on the pillow and regained my bearings. I was in an elegant hotel room in Washington, D.C. Judging from the burning sensation in my eyes, I had not been asleep for long.

“I was so worried when you didn’t answer the phone.” My daughter’s small voice …

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Mother’s Day Redefined

Michelle Obama at the White House

This is the first Mother’s Day that we’ve had a new role model in the White House. Mrs. O. represents a new wave of women who are starting to embrace the fact that their career may come in waves.

By: Claire Shipman & Katty Kay

This Sunday Michelle Obama will spend her first mother’s day in the White House. We don’t know much about the surprises planned — other than that they will almost certainly involve her two daughters, her happens-to-be-President of a husband and a dog named Bo. Yes, she already gets a fantastic breakfast every day, superbly prepared …

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My Mother’s Bed

Mother and Daughter

Lying next to my mother at forty-one, I felt a hand on my wrist, a delicate bird-hand I know as well as my own, as I wondered aloud what the hell happened to my life.

By: Elizabeth Flock

The bed is already crowded when I crawl into it.  The cats have arranged themselves neatly around my mother and they are not happy when I climb aboard and upset their cozy set-up.

I fit easily into my father’s mattress indentation, he’s begun his day but the covers have kept his spot warm.  My mother is just awake, still soft …

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