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

How I Found My Own Mother on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day isn’t supposed to hurt. It’s about celebrating your mom and thanking her for being there for you. But what if she was never there for you? Or what if she has passed away? And what if once a year, you're reminded of this painful truth? ...more

Mother's Day Can Be Painful for Many of Us

Mother’s Day isn’t supposed to hurt. It’s about celebrating your Mom and thanking her for being there for you. But what if she was never there for you? Or what if she has passed away? And what if once a year, you are reminded of this painful truth?...more