A Day in the Life

It’s always exciting when a mom gets a glimpse inside her daughter’s world! Ellen recently visited Jenna in her new hometown, Atlanta, where she got to see Jenna’s apartment, office and neighborhood. In this week’s post, she shares the importance of understanding a daughter’s day to day life: I’ve always loved visiting Jenna on her [...]

By |July 29th, 2016|2016, Blog posts|Comments Off on A Day in the Life

The Silent Struggles of a Mother-(Adult) Daughter Relationship

There are loads of resources to help moms raise their young girls, but there's very little information out there to guide mothers in relating to their adult daughters.  We share our opinion on the subject in this article recently published in Huffington Post:   When a mother first learns that she is pregnant, there is a [...]

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Feeling Weepy on Jenna’s 28th Birthday

This isn’t a “big” birthday for Jenna: Her new age doesn’t end in a zero or a five. She’s simply turning 28. However, her day – July 14th - took on such importance this year that I dropped everything and hopped on a plane to Atlanta to be with her. There were several reasons why [...]

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MDF’s Summer Reading List

This summer, we have both slowed down and found time to catch up on some good reads. Books are one of the ways we stay connected when we are apart. We have a great process: Ellen usually reads the book first, writes a little critique on the inside cover and sends it off to Jenna. [...]

By |July 10th, 2016|2016, Blog posts|2 Comments

Meet Donna and Danielle, co-owners of an online boutique

Meet Donna and Danielle: a mother-daughter duo who launched the vintage inspired online boutique Carolily Finery. While we love their jewelry and accessories, we are even more inspired by their mission to make women feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. Note: Donna and Danielle are offering MDF followers 25% off any order on [...]

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Moving Forward

It’s been a busy week for our family! Jenna moved into her new apartment in Atlanta and Ellen closed on her new home in Florida.  Moving has stirred up a flurry of emotions for us, especially since we are now a plane ride away from one another. This week, we share how we are dealing [...]

By |June 23rd, 2016|2016, Blog posts|4 Comments

Dear MDF: Kathy Seeks Advice

MDF follower Kathy shares details about a disagreement she's had with her 31-year old daughter and asks a key question: Should a mother be a friend or parent with her adult child? Read Kathy's email and our response in this week's post. Kathy's Email Dear MDF, I would love some advice or answers to questions [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|2016, Dear MDF|Comments Off on Dear MDF: Kathy Seeks Advice

Meet Karen and Hannah: Mother-Daughter Co-Authors

Meet Karen and Hannah, mother-daughter co-authors who are on a mission to teach kiddos the valuable lesson that it's okay to be different. Through their book, The Little Lemon that Leapt, they are creating tools to help kids overcome bullying. While they have a strong business relationship, their mother-daughter bond is even stronger. Check out their [...]

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Dear MDF: Lynn Seeks Advice

Lynn, an MDF follower and mom, wrote us seeking advice on a situation with her 36 year old daughter who she describes as "hurt and upset with me." Mothers and daughters alike, please read her email and offer Lynn some words of wisdom in the comment section below! Dear MDF, My daughter and I have [...]

By |May 27th, 2016|2016, Dear MDF|1 Comment

Taking a Leap of Faith

Following Jenna’s graduation from Wharton last weekend, we reflect on what we both learned over the past two years. While Jenna was leaping for joy at graduation, it wasn’t an easy road to get there. This week, we write about those difficult times and how it impacted our relationship. Ellen… Jenna’s classmate, Tola Sunmonu, was [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|2016, Blog posts|Comments Off on Taking a Leap of Faith