B is for Bubbles

 Bubbles B.That was my mom's nickname at work...When she worked with Beckman Industrialwhom she worked for during 35 years..!...more

Rivalry: Having a Baby Ruined my Relationship with My Mom

I was thrilled to become a mom, well underneath the fear of the unknown. I knew it would be a life changing experience in ways I couldn't even imagine. What I didn't expect was how becoming a mom would change my relationship with my Mother....more
@nestbliss That was our situation for the past 5 years. We just moved back to be closer to ...more

Not Everyone Had a "Mother" to Celebrate

I had a mother once, but not a real mother. She gave birth to me, but almost anyone can do that. I know deep, deep down, under and inside and probably wrapped up inside of something else and hidden in a corner of her, there was love for me.I believe in childbirth we give up the body of the child, but left behind is this powerful seed. Some people tend to it and embrace it as a gift. Not everyone does. Not everyone has a mom who paid attention to that burning in their chests and aching in their stomachs and inability to get your mind to rest at night. Not every new mother understands that this tiny baby is theirs and you are going to give up anything you have to just to keep it safe and to let it know it is loved....more
@BushidoWoman I am sorry but you are sadly not alone.  I think often that there are so many ...more

Piecing Together My Past

For as long as I can remember there's been some sort of strife between my mother and I.  I used to think it was the normal issues that most girls have with their moms.  Isn't that the cliche?  Try Googling "mother daughter relationships problems" and you'll come up with countless search results.  Not only do I have a strained relationship with mine I generally accepted that it was my fault because I couldn't stop holding grudges.  ...more
Arggggh... familys! I hear you! I am so so sorry... what an awful thing to be going through! ...more

My Tween is Reading My Book, And I'm on Pins and Needles

My daughter has been asking to read our novel, Depression Cookies, since the day it come out. I wanted her to be old enough to handle some of the themes. I also worried she might have a hard time distinguishing between reality and fiction, since the book has some common elements with my life.Recently, I decided she was ready. I told her to discuss anything she wanted with me.Yesterday this conversation happened:...more
 @Denise  Too funny. Just tell them, like I do, that writers take "creative license" for ...more

Mother of the Bride Diary: Entry #5 my dress

The bridal gown is ordered, the veil and accessories came early, they are tucked away in hiding. Now it is time for the Mother of the Bride, affectionately known as MOB to buy a dress. Daughter bride says she does not want me to wear a floor length gown. Aaawwww I was looking forward to getting one, Never mind, it is her day, tea length it is....more
@HomeRearedChef Every family needs such a grand grandma. lolmore

2 For 1

This is a blog regarding the thoughts, opinions and contrasting ( or maybe not ) differences about the world and various topics between a mother and daughter....more

A Mother’s Day Tribute

Sunday is Mother’s Day. This Mother’s Day 2010,  I am a Blogger for the first time, which means I can profess my love for my mom TO THE WORLD! Mama I love you. You have been my best friend for the past 35 years. In fact, I will show you now for the first time, in honor of Mother’s Day, my tribute to you and dad in my upcoming book:...more