The motherless daughters club

Remembering the moms that we have lost to cancer this Mother’s Day and always…

Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer

I was incredibly moved by a recent post on All Things Caregiver on being a “motherless daughter” and having read her post, I suddenly remembered Nancy had kindly written me a guest blog which I still hadn’t posted (sorry Nancy!) Well, better late than never and for all of us who are part of this motherless daughters club, read on… 

Hope Edelman was 17 years old when her mom died — of breast cancer — at age 42. In her bestselling book Motherless Daughters, she writes about how at 17, she was no longer a child but not quite a woman.

One of the first things she did after her mom died was start researching — how to feel when your mom dies, how to talk about it, how to find happiness again. No such resource existed, not at the library or the bookstore, so she wrote it herself.

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