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Within these blogs are stories that will connect you on all levels of mother loss. Regardless of how you became motherless, someone has written their story to share and connect with you. Dig into these blogs and find the words you need to hear. Let these words speak directly into your soul. Let these words connect with you. Let these words affirm that you are not alone in your mother loss journey.

Learning to Forgive


The Podcast Team | February 16, 2024

Being hurt by those you look to for nurturing and support is most painful. It is challenging to continue hoping . . . Read More

Cultivating Thankfulness That Can’t Be Erased


Sarah Lynn Wells | November 24, 2023

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this episode is focused on gratitude. Both God’s word and psychology point to the significant . . . Read More

Finding Home


Sarah Accoridino | August 2, 2023

On December 18, 1997 my mother, a mother of 5 children including myself, was driving home when someone ran a . . . Read More

To the Girl Who Had to Grow Up Too Fast


Shyanne Dorrity | July 19, 2023

This is a letter to the girl who had to grow up too fast. To the girl who watched her . . . Read More

Season of Searching


C.A. Bleu | December 7, 2022

Winter has a way of revealing. After the beauty of Fall, when the colors of gratitude fade, we find the . . . Read More

Earnest Enough to be Honest


Lovely Marie | November 30, 2022

In prayer this morning thanking God for peace. I ask Him to deliver me, use me, try me or even . . . Read More

Create a Family Thanksgiving: Starting a New Tradition in the Face of Loss


Mary Ellen Collins | November 23, 2022

I want to talk to you about celebrating holidays. And really what we have to do as motherless daughters is . . . Read More

I’m Fine, You’re Fine, We’re All Fine! 


C. A. Bleu | August 31, 2022

I like to write, as you can tell, but its hard to write about painful things. Things we all keep . . . Read More

Before You Roll Your Eyes Daughter


Amanda Loduca | September 8, 2021

Oh, my girl. If only you could know someday how many times I stare at the video monitor after you’re . . . Read More

When You Have No Friends


Kristin Mitchener | December 20, 2020

I look around me, and I see no friends. No shopping buddies, coffee dates or spa partners. I have my . . . Read More

A New Look at 2019 Goals - It's All About Me!


March 17, 2019

By: Mary Ellen Collins I think the New Year really starts in March.  They changed the calendar; did you get . . . Read More

My Sister: My Gift During a Year of Loss


January 14, 2018

By: Christine Fishel When it struck 12:01 am on January 1, 2018, many people were celebrating the start of a . . . Read More

I've Been Triggered


August 20, 2017

By: Mary Ellen Collins “I CAN SPEAK FOR MYSELF,” creeps into my brain whenever I am interrupted or they attempt . . . Read More

Welcome to The Club


Mary Ellen Collins | March 5, 2017

When you lose a mother, you become a member of the Motherless Daughters Club, a club no one wants to . . . Read More

Moving On


Thelesia Wynter | May 29, 2016

It was once easy to write about my feelings of mother loss. I’m finding it harder these days as my . . . Read More

My Story


April 3, 2016

By: Tia Wilson I turned 26 this past June. I still have very vivid memories as a 9 year old . . . Read More

Changing the Mother-Daughter Relationship


March 21, 2016

By: Christine Fishel I just saw the movie Still Alice for the second time. I was filled with a strange . . . Read More

I Resolve to Release Myself From Bitterness


February 15, 2016

By: Christine Fishel I’m learning something new on this road to forgiveness: Bitterness is a giant stumbling block, a fallen . . . Read More

Dear You,


Thelesia Wynter | February 11, 2016

Dear you, It’s been five years since we broke up.  I know you’ve moved on and so have I but . . . Read More

Descendants: A Daughter’s Search for Identity


January 24, 2016

By: Christine Fishel A snow day is a perfect family movie day. My family and I used the snow day . . . Read More

How Do I Handle My Fear of My Mom Rejecting Me?


December 27, 2015

By: Anonymous I just had shoulder surgery. It requires 4 weeks of recovery in a sling and physical therapy.  I . . . Read More

Family Drama in the Movie Home For the Holidays


December 20, 2015

By: Christine Fishel “When you go home, do you look around and go, ‘Who are these people? Where did I . . . Read More

Do I Have to Do That? The Pressure of Carrying on Traditions


November 18, 2015

By: Christine Fishel I just threw out great Aunt Alice’s African violet. It was almost dead, but a part of . . . Read More

What About Me?


November 9, 2015

By: Christine Fishel Around this time of year, when I want to focus on thankfulness and giving, I find myself . . . Read More

What About My Father?


Kris Fisher | September 13, 2015

“You’re a good good father. It’s who you are…. I’m loved by you. It’s who I am.” The first time . . . Read More

I Want Candy!


September 2, 2015

By: Christine Fishel I have temper tantrums. They don’t look like the ones my young children have, but they are . . . Read More

Peeling Back The Layers


August 13, 2015

By: Christine Fishel We needed new flooring in our family room. Off-white carpet had existed in this room that is . . . Read More

Revisiting Relationship Expectations


July 19, 2015

By: Christine Fishel I have a new friend whose mom passed away last year. “I miss her a lot,” my . . . Read More

Connecting with my Daughters Through Bible Study


June 22, 2015

By: Christine Fishel I have always fretted about the right way to mother my two girls. We came into each . . . Read More

Accept the Gratitude


Judy Roll | May 29, 2015

My mother loss was an emotional loss because of family illness or dramatic circumstances that kept my mom emotionally unavailable . . . Read More

Tell Them What They've Done


May 24, 2015

By: Christine Fishel I made my friend cry. She’s tough as nails, so it caught me off guard. I had . . . Read More

Talk To Me


May 13, 2015

By: Kris Fisher My eleven year-old daughter and I spent a recent Sunday afternoon in a local laser tag facility. . . . Read More