Your challenging children are all grown up? Congratulations. You may need us.
Mothering doesn’t stop at 21. For some of us it only gets more complicated and more interesting.
Our children are the different ones: addicts, artists, seers, soldiers and prisoners. We’ve heard all the
from well-meaning relatives. Tough love? They don’t have a clue. Just love. That’s all.
Whatever your story, we get it.
This is not the prom parents’ club. It’s a smart network of women (and men) who have been in the same
hospitals, churches and alleyways. We’re underground because we can’t always play by the rules. Join our
Facebook group if you want to talk.
WORDS OF WISDOM
The poet Edward Hirsch and his gorgeous elegy to his son, Gabriel
Modern Love Podcast:
Jayne Atkinson reads Ann Bauer's Modern Love essay from 2008, with followup from Ann
A mother plans for her young son's return home from prison
Rocker Laurie Lindeen takes a road trip with her ex to say goodbye to their son
Gen X women are working more, raising more challenging kids, and suffering epic midlife crises
The Sun Magazine:
A gathering of high school friends, now mothers of fragile children
The mother of an adult with autism mourns her never-empty-nest
A mother and her autistic son contemplate his future