Archive for Aging Mother

When An Aging Mother Becomes Hard to Love

John Welwood shares a story about his mother and how over time, an old wound became a  grievance that poisoned everything and took away the joy and beauty in her life. If you are dealing with an aging mother who is difficult to love and its getting you down, then read on. In the book […]

Thoughts for Your Next Visit Home To Mom

I’m just back from a visit to Scotland. It was a wonderful trip. Sunny weather always helps of course! I’d like to share some things that came home to me as I came home again…. I hope these will be helpful for you on your next visit to your Mom. Accept that living at a […]

Advice on Making Peace With Mom Before It’s Too Late

Here are Short Takes from Iris Krasnow from her book I Am My Mother’s Daughter, Making Peace with Mom-Before It’s Too Late. I really enjoyed this book. There are many women’s stories, including Iris’s own. She writes with humor and a journalistic edge! When I came across it I realized that Iris expresses everything I […]

A Daughter’s Caregiving Story

I wanted to share this touching blog at  It’s one woman’s story as a caregiver with her failing Mother. It’s uplifting and real. I love it. It’s never too early to be prepared, and hearing other women’s stories can be so helpful. None of us are alone when it comes to our Mother relationships, […]

Accepting The Changes We See In Our Mothers

This post follows on from our conversation on daughters as care givers and the reversal of roles that takes place as our mothers age and/or have health issues. Before the forum call I hadn’t really thought of myself as a care giver. My Mum lives alone, can manage the stairs, has an active social life, […]

Help for Caregiving Daughters and Sons

Our next forum call (Wednesday Feb 9th at 6.30 pm ET) is on caregiving and the reversal of roles between mothers and daughters. Here are some links to on line resources that have lots of information and helpful advice: The New York Times has a blog on caring for aging parents called The New Old […]

Announcement – Next Forum Call Wednesday February 9th at 6.30pm

What’s Happening to Mom? Mark your calendars for our next forum call on Wednesday February 9th at 6.30pm ET Come and join in the discussion on the change in a daughter or son’s  role from care receiver to care giver. Together we will share our experience and look at answering the following questions: What’s happening […]

James Patterson’s Romantic Novel with Mother Daughter Insights

I’ve just finished reading a book from James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet called “Sundays at Tiffany’s”. It’s a heart warming love story set with a background of a narcissistic mother and talented daughter who wants to be loved, but never feels good enough. What I liked most was that the daughter continued to love her […]

Our Mothers as Victims

Susan’s recent comment has made me think about the times when our mothers take on the victim role. When that happens we get hooked into either the role of hero or villain. A friend of mine’s mother was lamenting how cruel her niece was for putting her mother into a home. She cast her as […]

Insights from my road trip with my mother

It definitely wasn’t Thelma and Louise! I was away last week, spending some special time with my mother who came over from Scotland.  We had decided on a road trip to see the colors in New England. I had my Mother Whisperer hat on and wanted to share what I learned with you. Have you […]

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    Ask yourself if you make any of the following 15 statements. Find out if you are expressing yourself fully and are communicating with openness and presence.
    • SCORING The highest possible score is 30, and the lowest is zero. The higher the score, the higher your likelihood of having success in all your relationships. 0-9: You probably find yourself frustrated in relationships (especially with your mother) more often than you would like. 10-15: You have a high aptitude for relating and are open to learning 16-24: You have good relationship skills. How can you apply them more to your mother relationship? 25-30: Congratulations! Your capacity for present-centered relating is at a very high level.
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