Here are some authors/bloggers you might recognize who have shared their thoughts with us about family dynamics when both mother and daughter are part of the “motherhood union.” Send us your ideas, stories, and article links, too. As we get more submissions, we might organize the page according to topics, but for now the authors are listed in alphabetical order
Paula J. Caplan: On Each Other’s Sides (Instead of at Each Other’s Throats) – Clinical and research psychologist and author shares a personal rumination from The New Don’t Blame Mother.
Janice Eidus: My Mother/My Writing: Turning Childhood Memories Into Fiction – Author of The War of the Rosens and other works of fiction explores her own mother/daughter themes.
Karen L. Fingerman: When Mom Isn’t In Your Corner: Accepting Her Anyway – Family researcher and author of Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughters has sage advice for daughters.
Mindy Greenstein: My Mother, the Parenting Expert – Psychologist, writer, and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, discovers that despite years of not speaking the same language, her mother has no trouble understanding her grandson.
Jane Isay: Sibling Rivalry Squared: When Grandchildren Appear – Author of Walking on Eggshells and Mom Still Likes You Best explores how adult children compete–using their own children as leverage.
Deborah M. Merrill: What’s a Mother/Daughter-in-law To Do? – Author of Mothers-in-Law and Daughters-in-Law: Understanding the Relationship and What Makes Them Friends or Foe offers advice based on her research.
Esther Mizrachi Moritz: Keeping My Mother’s Spirit Alive – When her own mother dies, Moritz, a writer, finds ways of remembering her–for her own sake as much as her children’s.
Susan Newman: You Can Go Home Again: Moving in with Mom – Social psychologist and author of several books, including Under One Roof, looks at what it takes for a mother and daughter to live together after a third generation is part of the picture.
→NEW! Melissa T. Schultz: Her Mother at 80: Lessons Whispered into a Daughter’s Ear – A writer recalls a lifetime of subtle lessons.
Sherry Turkle: “Send Me a Letter”: Mothers, Daughters, and Technology – MIT professor and author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other, finds letters from her mother and ponders how new types of communication will impact her relationship with her daughter.