The first sentence of the post, Estrangement, Oct. 25, 2006, on Kill the Goat:
"It's such an unsatisfactory word, estrangement. It's so hollow, so impersonal. . . . "
It's a post worth reading. She's a good writer.
Not estrangement-related but she has a blog with some yummy sounding recipes too: Sweet Jay's
It boggles my mind that her mother would estrange her.