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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.

Getting Through the Neon Year


Gladys Bell | May 20, 2022

A neon sign cannot be missed. It demands attention and won’t be ignored. In the same way, the neon year . . . Read More

Remembering My Mother


Gladys Bell | May 6, 2022

Mother’s Day brings a lifetime of memories to the forefront. We are bombarded by enticements to spend lots of money . . . Read More

Chasing Turtles


Gladys Bell | April 22, 2022

“I spent my entire life, checking off goal after goal with the unrealistic expectation of becoming the new improved” me. . . . Read More

Dear Childhood Home


Gladys Bell | April 8, 2022

Saying “Goodbye” to your childhood home can be an emotional experience.  Whether you are leaving for the first time or . . . Read More

Getting Rid of the Roots


Gladys Bell | March 25, 2022

Healing is a process. When one suffers trauma such as mother loss at a young age seeds are sown, roots . . . Read More

The Comfort of a Mother


Gladys Bell | March 12, 2022

We never outlive our desire for the comfort of mother. In its absence we seek a replacement. This episode recounts . . . Read More

The Power of Presence


Gladys Bell | February 25, 2022

Emotional presence is a powerful tool for those yielding support to anyone who is in need. It is especially effective . . . Read More

Celebrating Our Black Sisters


Gladys Bell | February 11, 2022

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one who is most . . . Read More

Double Loss


Gladys Bell | January 28, 2022

Podcast Losing your mom to death becomes the second round when you have already lost her to a health or . . . Read More

Healing from the Traumas of our Past


Kristin Mitchener | January 14, 2022

Navigating trauma as a motherless daughter can feel like you are drowning in an ocean of grief and shame with . . . Read More

Reflections by a Motherless Daughter


Gladys Bell | December 31, 2021

Podcast On the eve of a new year we, typically, look back on what we came through during the past . . . Read More

Holidays as a Motherless Daughter


Gladys Bell | December 17, 2021

What’s your experience as a motherless daughter? There is no one who has a story identical to yours. But ALL . . . Read More

I Want My Mom


Gladys Bell | December 3, 2021

Surviving the holiday season when you are grieving takes forethought and planning. Regardless of the circumstances around how you become . . . Read More

Please Just Let Me Cry


Gladys Bell | November 5, 2021

Ages & Stages of Loss: The 60’s  The series about, “Ages & Stages of Loss,” ends with the poem below, but there is . . . Read More

I Am Meant to Keep Going


Gladys Bell | October 22, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia, which affects memory, thinking, language and behavior. As it progresses, it . . . Read More

The Age & Stage of Loss: The 50’s


Gladys Bell | October 8, 2021

Although experiencing mother loss in your 50’s is a more common occurrence, it still brings challenges. Life is even more . . . Read More

The Age & Stage of Loss: The 40’s


Gladys Bell | September 24, 2021

New Podcast – Experiencing mother loss in your 40’s brings yet another unique set of circumstances.  Although like the 30’s, . . . Read More

New Podcast - The Last Goodbye


Gladys Bell | September 10, 2021

Our featured special guest for this episode! Dottie Menkhaus is a Motherless Daughters Ministry volunteer, project team member and contributing . . . Read More

New Podcast - Ages & Stages of Loss: The 30's


Gladys Bell | August 27, 2021

Did you experience mother loss in your 30’s. If so, there are lots of women who understand your journey. The . . . Read More

New Podcast - The Age & Stage of Loss: The 20's


Gladys Bell | August 13, 2021

If you experienced mother loss while in your 20’s, there may be lasting effects on the accomplishment of goals. Just . . . Read More