Lastly, refuse to close the communication door. I start sending loving text messages with my emojis of two hearts intertwined
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What was I thinking when I thought I could picture a life with my daughter before I met her? Did I really think just because I was her mother I could shape her into exactly the child/girl/woman I wanted her to be?
Courtney, 22, calls her mom, Michelle, selfish and irresponsible, and claims she puts alcohol and men before her own children
Happy Mother's Day! Yara Shahidi (tag) and her mom make a super dope mommy-daughter duo we all love and admire.
Mother of two and photographer Kate T. Parker is changing mainstream's perception of beauty with her photo campaign, 'Strong Is The New Pretty.'
Two sisters say they believe their mother, Kimberly, is leading a secret sex life, while maintaining the façade of a happy
Dating is difficult at best. Finding a great companion is no easy task. Mothers and daughters who are close tend to discuss relationships. Communication is great. But what often transpires is sometimes more frustrating and destructive than harmonious and helpful.
At the age of 14, she became the youngest person to swim all the way across Lake Ontario. The 52-kilometer journey (a whopping
Her journey became full of unconventional, hit (and miss) and score, and rich life lessons that were indispensable to me, and although were not generated from her 9-5 job, were always easily transferred to mine.
Grace is defined as effortless poise, beauty and charm; it is also described as the unmerited favor and blessing of God. In my personal lexicon, giving and receiving grace is also about letting others -- and myself -- off the hook. Maybe that's why my girl turns cartwheels in grocery stores, speaks her mind without fuss or filter, and lives and loves off the hook and in full color.
My daughter does not behave the way she behaves because she wants to hurt anyone, she's not crying out for attention, nor is she trying to be manipulative, and I'm not even sure she is just being a possessive 'terrible two.' She is simply a 2-year-old who suffers from intense emotions.
When mother-daughter duos arrange matching photo shoots, the results normally range from cheesy to cringeworthy. Ugne Henriko's
There's something compelling about the narrative of the Difficult Mother. You know, the mother you love but who has never fully understood you or approved of you or validated your life. The mother you grew distant from, only to reconnect with later in life, perhaps after the birth of your child or the death of a loved one or a sign of your mother's oncoming frailty.
Back and forth. Side to side. Push and pull. Around and around. The mother-child dance can last forever. I'm starting to see it in my own daughter.
I asked my mother to share some of the wellness wisdom she's learned from a long line of long-lifers.
Watch Iyanla work more closely with this damaged family on "Iyanla: Fix My Life," airing Saturday, May 4, at 9 p.m. ET on
It's one thing when your child is safe in her bed down the hall. It's quite another when it's time for them to flee the nest. How far do we let them fall before we catch them?