Thanksgiving 2016

My two brothers' families, three sisters' families and my family drive "over the river" to Grandma and Grandpa's every Thanksgiving Day.  If you're lucky enough to get there first, you get first dibs on the couch.  The entering chaos doesn't seem to wake Mom and Dad, snoring on their recliners, and everyone else grabs spaces on the tiny rug....more

Staying Strong Against Breast Cancer: 10 Things that Every Mother Should Consider

My best friend is devastated as her mother is diagnosed of breast cancer. While a small lump gave it all away, the pertinent threats aren’t unknown to anybody. Frankly speaking, we all know what havoc this condition can wreck. ...more


It’s hard to say how things are going to turn out. I spent the night in the hospital with my mother and then I went to work. The days of taking care of her have come more upon us. I can say that I miss hearing her voice calling out to me, telling me what to do and how to do it. My mind is riddled with questions on many things. Was I a good daughter? Did I take care of her the way I should have? Did I tell her that I loved her enough so that she understood that I did lover her? My mother is in her bed sleeping her days away and giving us little signs that she is still with us....more

The Night My Mother's Ghost Comforted My Daughter

Editor's Note: Each week this month, we're featuring a response to one of the BlogHer Writing Lab prompts. Want to be inspired by writing prompts? They're posted at the beginning of every month in the Writing Lab. Want to be the next featured writer? Join the Writing Lab's Facebook group and look for the Pitch Please call for posts. --Mel Today's Prompt: Do you like ghost stories? Can you tell us a good one? ...more
My  best  Frends Dad just got cream  Infiniti  JX SUV  by working  part time  online.  try  this ...more

Coming to Terms With My Mother the Alcoholic

They tell me it’s not my fault. Because that’s what you say to children of alcoholics. But they haven’t lived through my eyes, walked in my heavy footsteps, with my heart beating as loudly as it does in my ears. ...more
Bodynsoil  I still try to distance myself but the guilt is overwhelming. My mother says all she ...more

Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me: GO!

17 year old Me: I don't think I want to stay in New Jersey forever.  I think I want to go to college out of state.Mom: GO!20-something year old Me: My application to Fordham Law School got lost.  F$^%!  I think I'm going to Boston.Mom: GO!30-something year old Me:  H is being transferred to Chicago.  I think we're moving.Mom: GO!...more

My Mothers World. My Emancipation

My mother, wearing a white collared blue wasted dress with a soft petticoat, nylons and white pumps, waved me out the door to join the other neighbor kids walking to school. She had risen before the rest of the family, prepared a well balanced breakfast for us. Poached eggs in milk over buttered white toast, bacon, half a grapefruit broiled with brown sugar on top with a glass of orange juice. I never did know what she did the rest of the day while I was in school. I just assumed she sat and waited for us to come home....more

Mothering in the Age of Impatience

 The modern mother has deadlines, responsibilities and expectations unlike those of our predecessors. Things are expected a minute ago, and we tend to carry these unrealistic expectations towards our children. It befalls us to change that....more

A Mother's Fantasy

Do you ever fantasize about what your life could be?  I do.  In my fantasy, I wake up after a decent night's sleep of 8-9 hours.  Upon awakening, I am filled with energy to start my day, so I have no trouble immediately getting out of bed and starting my day with a nice, warm - uninterrupted - shower where I can leisurely take my time shampooing, conditioning, scrubbing, and shaving.  I then have plenty of time to not only dry my hair, but also style it and put on my makeup.  Then, the perfect outfit automatically pops out of my closet, and I don't have to squeeze, ...more

The Non-Latching Baby

How to Fix Nipple Confusion: Step One...more