Share Your Journey: Connect With Others Through Your Mother Loss Story. In these blogs, we weave together the diverse tapestry of experiences surrounding mother loss. Whether you've navigated this path through different circumstances, rest assured, someone has bravely penned their narrative to resonate and connect with you.

Dive into these heartfelt blogs. Each story is a thread in the fabric of shared experiences, a testament to the strength and resilience that unites us. Allow these words to resonate, to reach into the depths of your emotions, and find solace in the shared journey of mother loss.

God Moments: Embracing Divine Encounters in Everyday Life

Mary Ellen Collins | December 6, 2023

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the subtle miracles that unfold around us—what . . . Read More

The Value of “The EAM"

The Podcast Team | August 18, 2023

The EAM” is “The Emotionally Absent Mother” course offered by The Motherless Daughters Ministry. Our guest writer shared what this . . . 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

I Am Lovable

Kristin Mitchener | April 12, 2023

The subject of love has been on my mind since I set out on my healing journey over a decade . . . Read More

Death Stings

Lovely Marie | August 10, 2022

Its 3:21 am. It’s Mother’s Day. Second night in a row I can’t sleep. I pray. I talk to God. . . . Read More

To Be OK or Not To Be

Lovely Marie | July 6, 2022

 I’m keenly aware of the pain that comes with Mother’s Day. It’s not the pain of not having children nor . . . Read More

You're Stronger Now

Rekita Chenault | June 15, 2022

It was the day of my brother’s graduation from high school. I was so proud of him. I had my . . . Read More

We Can Choose How It Ends

Rekita Chenault | May 18, 2022

To go to a place where you can let go of all of your troubles and worries and just be . . . Read More

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Rekita Chenault | May 4, 2022

It was going to be my first day of middle school. Although I was sad about the summer ending, I . . . Read More

Who Will Protect Me

Rekita Chenault | April 20, 2022

I remember that night, like yesterday, before it happened. Me, my sister and brothers brought our mattresses, blankets, and pillows . . . Read More

The Rainbow Always Shines Through

Rekita Chenault | March 23, 2022

How do you deal with a whirlwind of emotions that feel like they’re going to overtake you on a regular . . . Read More

Longing to Be Loved

Rekita Chenault | February 23, 2022

When the one that gave birth to you doesn’t want to provide the simple thing called love, that you need, . . . Read More

What Causes A Mother To Be EMOTIONALLY Absent?

Maya | September 15, 2021

What causes a mother to not want to be around, be involved, or demonstrate love and interest in her child? . . . Read More

When Mother Doesn’t Reach Back

Pat Kuykendoll | May 12, 2021

Non Death Loss and the Emotionally Absent Mother  We are created with a natural desire to reach for another…and this . . . Read More

How do you celebrate being unwanted?

Maya (Guest writer) | April 4, 2021

April 22. The day started out as the happiest one of my life. I was being adopted by my current . . . Read More

Ending the Pattern pt 1 of 2

Maya (Guest writer) | March 21, 2021

On my healing journey, I continue to struggle with the knowing that I was just a “thing” to the mom who adopted me. A thing . . . Read More

Am I Enough Just the Way I Am?

Maya (Guest writer) | March 7, 2021

• Face To Face Church service ended and, on my way, out, there she was—my adoptive mom. It’s been five . . . Read More

Bridal Shower Boundaries

Kristin Mitchener | January 31, 2021

What happens when you see your mother for the first time in 8 years at your younger sister’s bridal shower: . . . Read More

Self Validation

Maya (Guest writer) | January 17, 2021

A child can take a piece of ripped, wrinkled construction paper, a broken crayon, scribble something not even decipherable and yet be ever so proud. Proud . . . Read More

Dear mom

January 3, 2021

Dear Mom by Maya (Guest Writer) I wish you could have been there for me and tucked me in just . . . Read More

How Do I Say Good-bye to the Mother I Never Had?

November 29, 2020

by Maya (Guest writer) I dreamed of having a mom I could always call. Always go home to. The sound . . . Read More

Navigating old waters in a new way - The Impact That The Emotionally Absent Mother Class Had On Me

Maya | November 15, 2020

by Maya (guest writer) Leading up to this class, my husband had just left me. I was drowning in the . . . Read More

Creating Connection with Your Children When Your Own Mother Was Emotionally Absent

November 8, 2020

by Pat Kuykendoll Women who have emotionally absent mothers often begin motherhood without a template of how to connect to . . . Read More

A Journey Through the Emotionally Absent Mother Class, Realizations

October 25, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener Read the first blogs in this series here: An Introduction to the Emotionally Absent Mother Class Blog . . . Read More

A Journey Through the Emotionally Absent Mother Class, #3 EAM Class Check-in

October 18, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener Read the first blogs in this series here: An Introduction to the Emotionally Absent Mother Class Blog . . . Read More

A Journey Through the Emotionally Absent Mother Class, First Class - Readings

October 11, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener Read the first blogs in this series here: An Introduction to the Emotionally Absent Mother Class Blog . . . Read More

A Journey Through the Emotionally Absent Mother Class, #1 Pre-EAM

October 4, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener Read the first blog in the series: An Introduction to the Emotionally Absent Mother Class Blog Post . . . Read More

An Introduction to the Emotionally Absent Mother Class Blog Post Series

September 27, 2020

My name is Kristin and I am the adult child of an emotionally absent mother. I want to share with . . . Read More

Healing the Heart in Wounded Attachment

September 20, 2020

by Patricia Kuykendoll We are born with eternity in our heart and mind. We enter a world of brokenness but . . . Read More

Voicing My Truth

September 13, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener I have fears about my mother, irrational maybe, but based on her past behavior nothing would surprise . . . Read More

Unveiled Faces

Gina Ellis | June 21, 2020

Not a morning person, I arose earlier than usual. In the bathroom half asleep, I looked at the sign on . . . Read More

Hi Anger. Nice to Meet You.

June 14, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener In response to me talking about my depression, a dear and wise friend told me, “Anger is . . . Read More

Inside the World of a Motherless Daughter Teen

Patricia Kuykendoll | May 24, 2020

A motherless daughter teen recently shared this excerpt from a classroom English writing assignment with me. She calls it Seeing . . . Read More

Finding My Own Loving Mother Inside

May 17, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener I have lived a life of sadness because I didn’t have a healthy, loving mother. But, what . . . Read More

To Call or Not to Call

May 3, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener I started thinking about calling my mother two days ago. We haven’t spoken or seen each other . . . Read More

The Power of Presence

April 12, 2020

by Pat Kuykendoll We are physically present for many events both small and significant for the motherless daughter in our . . . Read More

The Voice of Forgiveness

February 9, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener I recently listened to a guided meditation. One meditative point sticks with me. Whatever you feel, if . . . Read More

What The Emotionally Absent Mother Class Has Done for Me

January 12, 2020

by JL When I first came to this class, I thought maybe I would just learn a few things. I . . . Read More

Struggle Forward

Kristin Mitchener | November 17, 2019

Struggle: this is a word I am familiar with. Sometimes too familiar. Sometimes way too familiar. Hourly I find myself . . . Read More

Creating a Nurturing Voice Within

September 29, 2019

by Kristin Mitchener In reading Beverly Engel’s Healing Your Emotional Self, I have remembered so many specific events from my . . . Read More

Searching for Joy Without My Mother

Amanda Loduca (Guest Blogger) | November 1, 2017

It seems to me that most of my problems are linked to my mother’s absence. A few examples: My toddler . . . Read More

Everything Within Me Wants To Escape

January 25, 2017

By: Christine Fishel Mom and Dad are in their new apartment at the assisted living facility. More than an apartment, . . . Read More