Tag: mother

Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After

Marriage Blues: Unhappily Ever After
Editor’s note: The author has requested to remain confidential. All I ever wanted was to be a good wife and mother. I had no idea it would leave me feeling resentful, lost and depressed. I met and married my husband after a very short courtship. I was head over hills in love, and I knew... Read more »

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters
What do you do when your mother is the boogeyman? When the woman who birthed you is somehow the enigma that you’re afraid of–but everyone tells you it’s your imagination, how do you deal? On Saturday, Iyanla: Fix My Life dealt boldly with three generations of a toxic mother/daughter relationship that felt eerily close to... Read more »

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father
By Shemeka Michelle Super mothers are NOT fathers. I Didn’t Wish My Single Mother “Happy Father’s Day”! Here’s why…. Prior to Father’s Day, there was some debate about whether or not single moms should be honored. Greeting card companies in recent years have even designed cards that read “To my mom on Father’s Day.” While... Read more »
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That Awful Time That I Hit My Mother

That Awful Time That I Hit My Mother
By Shemeka Michelle “Say one more word and I’m going to knock your teeth down your throat,” or, “Keep talking back and I’m going to knock your teeth out!” Those statements are both threats from my mom and also ones I utter to my kids anytime they take a leave of their senses. Recently, Grammy... Read more »

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me

I Didn’t Realize How Strong I Was Until I Lived For Me
By Kym B. “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ― Napoleon Hill And... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... Read more »
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You Left My Mother, So Where Does That Leave Us?

You Left My Mother, So Where Does That Leave Us?
By Devin Miller So, everyone expects me to harbor some ill feelings towards my father who wasn’t present in my life and resurfaced just seven years At times my upbringing was a bit chaotic, my mother and I moved a lot, we endured a lot of strife, and we were fiscally in a constant state... Read more »

5 Things I'll Tell You In Case Your Mother Didn't

5 Things I'll Tell You In Case Your Mother Didn't
By Nicole Harding I pride myself on being a modern woman, good mother and wife. Bring home some bacon and fix the icemaker without breaking a sweat. LOL. I also love to learn and I know that while I may be great at some things, I have plenty of new knowledge to gain.  With that... Read more »

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex
THAT DREADFUL DAY By Kym B. I don’t know about you, but the day I found out my daughter was having sex with her boyfriend was devastating to me.  I was heartbroken.  And, I’m not sure why it affected me as much.  She was in her early 20s and in college.  Nevertheless the mixed emotions... Read more »
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Date the Guy that Lives with Wife; Snub Him if He Lives With Mom?

Date the Guy that Lives with Wife; Snub Him if He Lives With Mom?
 By A Comeaux I was minding my menial manners on Twitter the other day when I noticed an influx of tweets about what women will and will not tolerate from today’s man. The banter carried on and on about the rules of engagement about everything from who pays for travel for out-of-state hook-ups to how... Read more »