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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.

Dealing With Difficult Mother Stories


Mershon Niesner | July 21, 2021

The taboos about dissing our mothers, and the myths of motherhood which portray all mothers as loving, serve to isolate . . . Read More

The Complexities of Creature Comforts


Amanda Loduca | June 30, 2021

(A Story about Losing) Losing My Family Unit The reason a bathroom was chosen for the important talk was anyone’s guess. . . . Read More

Trust the Resilience in Yourself and Others


Mershon Niesner | May 19, 2021

The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. Jodi Picoult, author . . . Read More

Rules to be written


Kristin Mitchener | February 14, 2021

I  finished  House Rules  tonight, underlining and scribbling notes in the margins because I couldn’t find my highlighter.  I saw . . . Read More

Pulling Back the Curtains


Mary Ellen Collins | May 31, 2020

Pulling back the curtains, I want to give you an inside look at ALL that is happening behind the scenes. . . . Read More

Full-Time Momma


Cestiny Crowther | May 10, 2020

(Savor these precious moments, they fly by too fast) Full-time momma and proud that I am,I can make a castle . . . Read More

In The Silence


Cestiny Crowther | April 19, 2020

He sits silent and alone, on a quiet night As he deeply ponders the wrongs and rights. The Angels, and . . . Read More

Up To Me


Cestiny Crowther | March 29, 2020

(Strength coming through) By Cestiny Crowther Within my soul Sit’s a scarred and blackened depth. I cannot reach the rope . . . Read More

Molded By Hands Of Gold


Cestiny Crowther | March 8, 2020

(Remember whose you are!) By Cestiny Crowther You cannot help Who you love, Or yet, who loves you. Maintain a . . . Read More

Managing My Emotions


January 26, 2020

by Cestiny Crowther All emotion is important, even anger. Ponder with me…. If we were never supposed to feel any . . . Read More

Blog Hall of Fame: Top 19 Blogs of 2019


Mary Ellen Collins | January 5, 2020

Every year we take time to pause and reflect on what God has been doing through the Motherless Daughters Ministry. . . . Read More

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way


Cathy DiBella | November 10, 2019

Life often looks different from what we had hoped or expected. Some events may catch us off guard for a . . . Read More

Reclaim Your True Identity


Cestiny Crowther | October 27, 2019

I wrote this poem last year in response to a conversation I had with someone who was feeling insecure in . . . Read More

Starting a Motherless Daughters Group: Step 5 – Finding Others to Join You


October 13, 2019

by Mary Ellen Collins We have talked about your purpose, creating a firm foundation, telling your story, and choosing a . . . Read More

Unconditional Love


Cestiny Crowther | September 22, 2019

I chose to share this poem today as a reminder to anyone who may need to hear it. We all . . . Read More

Starting a Motherless Daughters Group: Step 4 – Choosing a location to meet


September 8, 2019

by Mary Ellen Collins Ponder the location where you will meet with your group. One of the first ideas people . . . Read More

I Am His Child


Cestiny Crowther | August 18, 2019

When you grow up in a mess, you tend to be a mess, attract messes, carry a mess around with . . . Read More

STARTING A MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS GROUP


Mary Ellen Collins | August 11, 2019

Step 3 – Telling Your Story Go here for Step 1 and Step 2 We each have a story to . . . Read More

Starting a Motherless Daughters Group: Step 2 -- Choosing a Firm Foundation: Faith-based or Not?


Mary Ellen Collins | July 21, 2019

Many of you are considering whether or not you might want your motherless daughters group to be faith-based. When the . . . Read More

Starting a Motherless Daughters Group: Step 1—Getting Started-- Defining Your Purpose


July 14, 2019

By: Mary Ellen Collins Interested in gathering a group of motherless daughters together? Would you like the support of others . . . Read More

Not Alone


Cestiny Crowther | July 7, 2019

Typically, when I write, my words are related to something I am feeling or thinking. Other times, they are related . . . Read More

Top 10 Blogs 2018


December 30, 2018

Every year we take time to pause and reflect on what God has been doing through the Motherless Daughters Ministry. . . . Read More

The Writer Within


July 15, 2018

By: Mary Ellen Collins Dear You, YES, I SAID YOU!  LISTEN UP.  IT IS TIME.  PICK UP THAT PEN AND . . . Read More

Top 10 Blogs 2017


January 7, 2018

Every year we take time to pause and reflect on what God has been doing through the Motherless Daughters Ministry. . . . Read More

One Word 2018


January 3, 2018

By: Julie Thompson On January 1st we have a tendency to reflect upon the previous year and  think about what . . . Read More

Fall 2017 Lineup of Classes and Events


Mary Ellen Collins | July 23, 2017

We have been diligently working over the summer to create a fantastic fall lineup of classes and events from the . . . Read More

One Word Challenge


January 22, 2017

By: Julie Thompson Two years ago I gave up making New Year’s resolutions (since I always failed anyways) and starting . . . Read More

A Broken Arm Is A Blessing (And So Is Being A Motherless Daughter)


January 15, 2017

By: Cathy Crosby (Guest Blogger) It is easy to see God’s blessings in the happy times in our lives. In . . . Read More

Fall 2016 Lineup of Classes and Events


Mary Ellen Collins | August 25, 2016

We have been diligently working over the summer to create a fantastic fall lineup of classes and events from the . . . Read More

Hold On


May 18, 2016

By: Julie Thompson As I stand here and say What happened today? I can see it in your eyes Something . . . Read More

Cold Tangerines


Thelesia Wynter | January 27, 2016

Today is good. I love reading books when the author feels like a friend. I make a cup of apricot . . . Read More

One Word Challenge


January 1, 2016

By: Julie Thompson Welcome to 2016! For many, this means New Years Resolutions. For me, I’ve never been a fan . . . Read More