Relationship Reminders

Photos are great reminders of happy times together. But some mother-daughter pairs cherish other things that remind them of their special relationship.  Here are some ways that we honor our mother-daughter connection: Ellen… When my mother passed away, I assembled all my photos of her into one album, so when I need a “mom fix,” [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|2014, Blog posts|Comments Off on Relationship Reminders

In the Rearview Mirror

  December is a good time to stop, reflect on the past year, and think about ways we can improve.  In this post, we look in the rear view mirror at our mother-daughter relationship to celebrate how far we have come and brainstorm ways to strengthen our bond in 2015. We encourage you to take [...]

By |December 29th, 2014|2014, Blog posts|Comments Off on In the Rearview Mirror

Reminders from the Past

With the holidays, many of us are thinking of the perfect presents for our mothers and daughters. But how about those treasured gifts from back in the day? You might find old cards and hand-made presents cleaning out boxes in your basement or tidying up the drawers of your nightstand – often when you least [...]

By |December 21st, 2014|2014, Blog posts|Comments Off on Reminders from the Past

Eleanor and Deborah

Meet my mom, Deborah. My mom is amazing! She is an extraordinarily talented cook and baker. Her work out schedule would make Bruce Lee look like an amateur. She has this funny way of expressing her ideas; she will use her hands and arms to make gestures but she won't say anything and I will [...]

By |December 15th, 2014|2014, Mother-Daughter Profiles|Comments Off on Eleanor and Deborah

Franklin Down: A Mother-Daughter Business Venture

Cheryl and Sarah are a mother & daughter team who recently started a business together called Franklin Down.  Their passion is creating down throw pillows in designer fabrics, at affordable prices.  We were inspired by their story and thought you would be too! What is Franklin Down? Why & how did you start it? Sarah: Franklin [...]

By |December 7th, 2014|2014, Mother-Daughter Entrepreneurs|Comments Off on Franklin Down: A Mother-Daughter Business Venture

Jenna’s Blog from Thailand!

We posted a lot in the early summer about Jenna's trip to Southeast Asia and our efforts to stay connected. Jenna was a diligent little blogger and finished up all her writing before she left, but she treated us to a special blog from Thailand. This particular post hit an all-time high in readership - [...]

By |November 22nd, 2014|2014, Blog posts|Comments Off on Jenna’s Blog from Thailand!

Women and Weight (Ugh!)

What woman doesn't have angst over their weight at some point in their life? Unfortunately, many of us suffer from poor body images and let's face it, extra pressure or criticism from a mother or daughter doesn't help.  In this popular post, we shared our own issues with weight and how it's impacted our relationship.  [...]

By |November 16th, 2014|2014, Blog posts|2 Comments

Keeping the Spark Long-Distance

In celebration of MDF's first anniversary, we will be featuring our top posts over the next four weeks. Not surprisingly, a favorite was our very first post, "Keeping the Spark Long-Distance." Mothers and their adult daughters often live in different places which adds a special challenge to maintaining a close relationship. How do you keep [...]

By |November 9th, 2014|2014, Blog posts|Comments Off on Keeping the Spark Long-Distance

Jenna Blogs from Thailand!

We posted a lot in the early summer about Jenna's trip to Southeast Asia and our efforts to stay connected. Jenna was a diligent little blogger and finished up all her writing before she left, but she treated us to a special blog from Thailand. This particular post hit an all-time high in readership - [...]

By |November 7th, 2014|2014, Blog posts|Comments Off on Jenna Blogs from Thailand!

Are you a prickly porcupine?

Ellen... One day when I took a walk with my friend Karen and told her about My Mother, My Daughter, My Friend, she blurted “Boy, my daughter and I certainly struggle with our relationship!” What a surprise that was. I assumed that because she was a psychotherapist, she would have all the answers and would [...]

By |November 7th, 2014|2014, Blog posts|Comments Off on Are you a prickly porcupine?