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

by Pat Kuykendoll Women who have emotionally absent mothers often begin motherhood without a template of how to connect to and be emotionally present for their own children. These motherless daughters can feel mother loss once again as they approach parenthood. But in this instance the loss is different. It...

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A Friend Remembered

by Dottie Menkhaus We all tend to live our lives never knowing how we impact and influence others around us. It isn’t until a person passes away that we realize their influence. My mother passed away 17 years ago. After years of involving herself with volunteering and community activities—playing in...

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

by Kristin Mitchener Read the first blogs in this series here: An Introduction to the Emotionally Absent Mother Class Blog Post Series A Journey Through the Emotionally Absent Mother Class, #1 Pre-EAM A Journey Through the Emotionally Absent Mother Class, First Class – Readings I don’t feel like I’m doing...

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

by Kristin Mitchener Read the first blogs in this series here: An Introduction to the Emotionally Absent Mother Class Blog Post Series A Journey Through the Emotionally Absent Mother Class, #1 Pre-EAM Upon reading the opening chapters for the class, I’m immediately triggered. “You can feel Mother as an inner...

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Healing the Heart in Wounded Attachment

by Patricia Kuykendoll We are born with eternity in our heart and mind. We enter a world of brokenness but long for a place that is whole, safe, and secure. And while heaven must wait, we look to find a resemblance of that heavenly place while in our earthly body....

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Voicing My Truth

by Kristin Mitchener I have fears about my mother, irrational maybe, but based on her past behavior nothing would surprise me anymore. Actually, I think she could still surprise me with what that woman is capable of doing and saying. What if she gets ahold of my writing and starts...

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Roadside Journeys

poem by Gina Ellis She journeys along country roads with an expectant sidelong gaze, looking for fancy crowns of white, filtering summer sunlight rays. Her smile hints at sweet memories then bursts wide, joy creasing her eyes. “There they are, so beautiful!” she triumphantly cries with a sigh. Three little...

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