A name is a name is a name? Yeah, no, not really.

@Denise Thank you for your kind comment. I swear I wouldn't know what to do with myself if not ...more

Calling the Broken Hearted

We empathize with your emotional wounds here at Chosen Mothers, Chosen Daughters. We wish our collective pain were more rare than it is. Sadly, there are millions of us who belong to what author Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes calls “The Scar Clan.”If you were wounded by a dysfunctional mother or (an adult) daughter, this blog is for you because we understand not only the pain you suffer but also all of the ways you may have tried to alleviate that pain. Are any of them working for you?...more

Covering the scars of a failed parent

I am taking a brief moment today where I wont be making you laugh.  I do realize that is the primary purpose of this blog,  to " Be Peachy".  Today I have to write a post that warrants personal  attention to a person who will never read it.If you are friend you have no doubt constantly heard me refer to the young Prince and probably read a guest Post or my references of my about to graduate from college daughter Sam-I-Am.  Many readers are oddly unaware of my other child.  ...more

On Being a Good Mother, and Why Erica Jong Was Mostly Wrong

But, she adds, "I can't imagine having done it any other way." So why could she not leave it at that, admit that she did it the only way that she could, that she did the best she could, and sure, maybe she made some mistakes along the way -- one cannot mother without making some mistakes along the way -- and maybe she wished that there had been other alternatives for her, but end of the day: she did her best, full stop. Isn't that what we should all aim for? ...more
<p>Sure, in a perfect world I'd be a perfect mom</p>  I adore being a mother.   It ...more