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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.

My World Awakens


Kristin Mitchener | September 1, 2021

I’m sitting outside listening to the birds chirp their language of life and presence. Something about birds has always intrigued . . . Read More

Navigating Relational Conflict


Maya Megiddo | August 12, 2021

Choosing A Different Path Than My Mother Taught Me  Did you grow up in a home with an emotionally absent . . . Read More

Journey of Healing Part 3 – Seeing the World Through the Traumas of Our Past


Dottie Menkhaus | August 4, 2021

We filter our world through the traumas of our past. Our traumas build the lenses through which we view everything . . . Read More

Journey of Healing Part 2 - The Storms of Uncertainty


Dottie Menkhaus | June 9, 2021

With the storms of life comes uncertainty. The waves crash around us, tossing our boat around. We feel vulnerable. Will the . . . Read More

Journey of Healing Part 1 - Vulnerability in sharing my story


Dottie Menkhaus | June 2, 2021

I hate vulnerability. It is painful, uncomfortable, and frightening. I hate uncertainty, too. I want to be certain of everything. . . . Read More

Happy Mother's Day


Mershon Niesner | May 5, 2021

Dear Motherless Daughter, You’re probably not looking forward to Mother’s Day this year—or any year. I’ve been motherless since I . . . Read More

Ending The Pattern - Part 2 of 2


Maya (Guest writer) | March 28, 2021

When the girl is healed, the woman will come out. -Author Unknown A story lives within each of us. And . . . Read More

A Frenchman and a child


Kristin Mitchener | February 28, 2021

A Saboteur.  It sounds like a handsome, romantic, traveling Frenchman.  Oh, how I wish it were. After two decades of dumping on . . . Read More

That which brings healing


Kristin Mitchener | February 7, 2021

I am reading  The Memory Palace  by Mira Bartok. Her memories take shape as a house or maybe a castle. Nevertheless, . . . Read More

On the Journey to Medication Adherence


December 6, 2020

by Kristin Mitchener I’ve been trying to find a way to say without saying that I have a problem taking . . . Read More

F-E-A-R, Forget Everything and Run or Rise?


Mary Ellen Collins | August 30, 2020

How do we face fear living in this pandemic crisis? The Coronavirus lurks and waits to attack. The last four . . . Read More

The Sound of Peace


August 2, 2020

by Gina Ellis My childhood sanctuary was my grandparents’ home. I walked their land exploring nature. I danced under the . . . Read More

Searching for Joy in 2020


February 16, 2020

by Mary Ellen Collins 2020. That represents either the year we’re in or perfect vision. But it’s a decade year . . . Read More

Why I Loved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood


January 19, 2020

By Julie Thompson “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood. A beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? . . . Read More

Write Your Own Story


May 19, 2019

By Cathy DiBella *Watch this video first or this blog will not make sense.” Let me say right here – . . . Read More

I Am Meant to Keep Going


September 23, 2018

By: Christine Fishel I’m attacking the almost year-long overgrown flower garden. Golden black-eyed susans have pushed their way through the . . . Read More

Impatience Is Pride? - 13 Points That Say It Is!


April 15, 2018

By: Mary Ellen Collins I recently heard an expert on biblical truths say that impatience is pride.  What?  No, I . . . Read More

The Curse of the Strong Woman


March 26, 2017

By: Christine Fishel I’m not a poet. And I know it. (See?) But this week I had to find a . . . Read More

Why Can't I Rest?


July 6, 2016

By Christine Fishel I’m so flippin’ tired! I can understand why I’m exhausted—my four kids, the fact that I haven’t . . . Read More

3 Things To Do When Your Heart Is Breaking


March 7, 2016

By: Christine Fishel My heart is breaking. My son is hurting. He’s only eight years old and the many things . . . Read More

5 Steps to Controlling Stress


Mary Ellen Collins | December 6, 2015

Rick Warren, pastor at Saddleback Church in California, is someone who I connect with.  He challenges my thinking and pushes . . . Read More

Mother Loss At the Movies: "The Intern"


November 11, 2015

By: Mary Ellen Collins I have to admit, I love going to the movies. The only problem is I cannot . . . Read More

Happiness is a Choice


October 4, 2015

By: Mary Ellen Collins Today I am starting my day with positive thoughts.  I have realized this is a major . . . Read More

6 Lessons I Learned Moving From Darkness to Light


August 5, 2015

By: Julie Thompson Light and darkness – two extremes. Light creates heat, darkness brings cooler temperatures. Light creates a feeling . . . Read More

Feelings Are Not Facts


June 26, 2015

By: Mary Ellen Collins I am feeling pretty down today. Questioning everything about me. As in control as I may . . . Read More

Dirt Under My Nails


Jenny Crabtree | June 5, 2015

Spring is a wonderful time of year! I’m happy when my fingers are turning over soil, finding fat earthworms, planting . . . Read More

How Well Are You Sleeping...or not?


Jenny Crabtree | May 3, 2015

The subject of sleep (or better yet, non-sleep) has been on my mind this week.  We women juggle family, career, . . . Read More

The Women In My Mirror


April 26, 2015

By: Christine Fishel I am starting to look like my mom. I’m 47 years old, and I’ve never had much . . . Read More