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May 9, 2015 Keyword search: “Mother’s Day” & “Estrangement”

The following four links are the result of an internet search using keywords: "Mother's Day" and "Estrangement". The links are to articles recently posted and to articles that didn't have those annoying popups that appear all too often these days.

Note: To get a different perspective on Katie Naum's “Cards”, try the following changes and then read them again while imagining that they were written by a mother. I have numbered Naum’s “Cards” from 1 to 11.
In #1 change the wording to:
“Thank You For Living In My Womb and Being Born. (inside) That Part Went Pretty Well From My Perspective.”
Read #s 2 through 9 unchanged but as if written by a mother.
In #10 substitute the word “Mother” in the place of “Daughter”.
In #11 substitute the word “Daughter” in the place of “Mother”.

My request to look at the “Cards” as though written by a mother instead of a daughter is to bring a different perspective to what was written. I am not making a judgement. I am asking the question: If a mother had written those “Cards”, what would that say about the Mother? If the answer is different from what it says to you about the daughter who wrote them, why would that be so?


For Mother's Day: Mother's Day & Estrangement Links

Happy Mother's Day from Your Estranged Daughter, May 7, 2011

Estranged from my mother no more: A Mother's Day Remembrance, May 8, 2011

Not So Happy Mother's Day, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day is over, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Special: PTSD and estrangement of family 'cause I gotta pay the money back, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Without a Mother, May 7, 2011

Father's Day and Estrangement: a keyword search on June 1 '08

  1. Monday, June 18, 2007: She She on Father's Day Quote from She She: "There are no black hats. There are no white hats. There is only gray, and it’s the most beautiful of colors."
  2. Tuesday, May 6, 2008: Word Count II: Dear Monty Quote: "At this time, I am thinking of just sending a Father's Day card with my name on it. That is all I can bear right now."
  3. Tuesday, May 20, 2008: Passiam's Lodge: Control is an Illlusion. Quote: " If you read my Tweet, it talks about my mother wanting to bring my estranged and financially-challenged biological father . . . "
  4. Wednesday, May 14, 2008 McCall's Manic Merry-Go-Round: Mother's Day Schmothers Day Quote: "Next celebration to consider -- well other than some conspicuous birthdays -- is Father's Day, which is when I give John his props for dealing with all, and resolving most, of the "Daddy Issues" I carry around."
  5. Monday, May 12, 2008 Crossing Channels: The Commodification of Feelings. Quote: "This epidemic has been caused by a consumer culture that preys on the minds of gullible individuals and turns them into consumers hungry for love."
  6. Wednesday, May 7, 2008: Dating Trials and Tribulations: Un-official dating holiday. Quote: "Why is it that the week before Mother's Day or Father's Day considered to be a dating "National Holiday", comparable to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or Christmas???"

Father's Day & Estrangement II

  1. On (The Fayetteville Observer), May 17, 2007: Celebrate Parents' Day by Steven R. Edelman
  2. Written by a father for his son, Shane,  from whom he had been estranged for a time. Posted on June 18, 1995: Father's Day
  3. In the archive of This American Life, Chicago Public Radio: 26: Father's Day '96. Available for download.
  4. On, May 7, 2007: Adam Grenier makes a movie about search for dad
  5. A post on A Feast of Crumbs: Saturday Night Surprise, October 16, 2006
  6. A post from The Word of Todd, A Non-Prophet Prophet: It Gets to Me Every Single Time, August 5, 2006

Father's Day & Estrangement

  1. On AskMetafilter: How to be kind but firm with an estranged parent who wants more than I am willing to give, March 15, 2007
  2. On top40: The Story Behind "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)"
  3. Go On, Make Peace with Dad by Will Kern. Originally published on June 17, 2001.
  4. On Healing Father-Son Relationship by Adeyemi Bandele, June 1999
  5. On How do the fatherless celebrate Father's Day, by Cherryl Aldave, June 19, 2005

More on Mother's Day & Estrangement

  1. Finding Mom's Right Gift by Elizabeth Lardie, May 8, 2007, The Times Record online
  2. Mars Needs Moms on Jim Hill Media. Only remotely connected to estrangement but funny nugget of mother-related stuff.
  3. CamelsbackandForth: Early Late Stories, May 10, 2007
  4. - On The Guardian: Mother's Day Coping Tips for the Bereaved, May 10, 2007
  5. On How to Mend Fences with Mom on Mother's Day
  6. On History of Mother's Day - ". . . to obliterate family estrangement . . . "

Mother's Day & Estrangement

  1. On ChristianityToday: When Mother's Day Is Hard - Taking solace in Scripture's difficult and unsentimental image of motherhood. By Jenell Williams Paris, May 1, 2004
  2. How do you handle Mother's day if you're estranged? On Yahoo Answers, April 2007
  3. Time's Fool: Mother's Day: Not Everyone Celebrates, May 4, 2007
  4. On   The other woman - When my mom split up with my not-mom, Mother's Day lost its charm.By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, May 10, 2001
  5. Honoring those who have mothered us  Barbara Child, March 5, 2007
  6. Life Without Borders: Mother's Day, May 14, 2006
  7. The Occasional Editorialist: Rewarding Family for Their Quirks, March 28, 2007
  8. "Mother's Day", a Meditation by Lianne Olive Hennig
  9. On iVillage, Garden Web: Estrangement from Adult Child, July 25, 2006 to April 20,2007 (or possibly more recent date)
  10. Love and Support Needed, May 9, 2005
  11. Allied: I am a mother, May 9, 2005

Keyword search links

  1. A Google Search on all of the internet on the keywords: estrangement, estrangements or estranged on pages in the last 3 months.
  2. A Google Search in News on the keywords: estrangement, estrangements or estranged in the last month.
  3. A Google Search in Groups on the keywords: estrangement, estrangements or estranged in the last month.
  4. A Technorati Search in Blogs on the keywords: estrangement, estrangements or estranged.

Note: Search results from these links will change over time.

July 18, 2006: keyword search: "how to let go"

These links were selected from the results of a Google search using the keyword phrase "how to let go":

  1. From How to let go of guilt and learn to forgive
  2. From Letting Go (Note: This article pertains to all kinds of letting go.)
  3. How to Let Go of Your Mad Baggage, a book by Lynne Namka, Ed.D.
  4. On How to Let Go. (Note: This page has additional links as you scroll down to the bottom of the posts that also relate to letting go. I didn't go and read them all but there looks to be a lot of good input on the topic of learning to let go.)
  5. On Delegating Effectively: How to Let Go and Why by Jodi Mills (Note: The "letting go" being discussed in this article is not the same kind of letting go as in a relationship. But the issues of perfectionism and letting go of control of others and things are important ones that can be extrapolated to cover more than one kind of situation.)
  6. On Chet Day's Health & Beyond: How to Let Go of the Need to Be Right by Debbie Mandel
  7. From How to let go the hard way. (A post on a blog about leadership and management issues.)

July 1, 2006: Estrangements mentioned in blogs

  1. Mia Farrow on Soon-Yi: "She's estranged-- and strange.", posted June 29, 2006
  2. (Quoted from this article published on June 2, 2006 in The Independent): Mia Farrow: 'My faith helps me through hard times' Although a devout Catholic, Mia Farrow is happy to face evil in her latest film, she tells Gill Pringle, Published: 02 June 2006
  3. I Love My Dad June 18, 2006
  4. Celebrity Gossip: Tori Spelling's Mother issues, posted June 29, 2006
  5. Tori's Story: Rich Families Hate Each Other Just Like Us, posted June 29, 2006
  6. family (specific), posted May 25, 2006
  7. Father's Day, posted June 21, 2006

June 24, 2006: Estrangement in the News

  1. From Guardian Unlimited: Wimbledon the missing peace in a tumultous life story by Donald McRae, Tuesday June 20, 2006
  2. From the NY Times: Winning Over Fans Is New Challenge for Henin - Hardenne by Christopher Clarey, June 24, 2006
  3. From June 24, 2006 No Stopping Him: Martin has traveled long, hard road to become football all-star by Jerry Soifer
  4. From Stu Bykofsky | Lessons recalled on Father's Day in Florida, June 22, 2006
  5. From Movie Synopsis: Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
  6. From the Boston Globe online at Taste test: The art collections of two very different brothers are contrasted in one wonderful show By Cate McQuaid, Globe Correspondent, June 23, 2006
  7. From the Daily Mail, UK: Fury of the Aids avenger by KATHRYN KNIGHT and NEIL SEARS, Daily Mail 10:06am 24th June 2006

June 15, 2006: Estrangement in the News

  1. From Worth Fighting For: A Town Square Opinion
  2. A family book By Megan Reynolds. On only children.
  3. From Taylor Hicks' Secret Childhood Tragedy. On an American Idol's childhood.
  4. From New Jersey Jewish ( Newark-born author raises moral questions: Book Review by Jack Fischel
  5. From THE MO'KELLY REPORT: Billy Preston's Sister, Lettie, Tells the Family's Side


June 9, 2006: A search for "estrangement" & "alienation" in the news

  1. From Casting fear aside, he told his story BY ROBERTO SANTIAGO
  2. From, South Carolina's Home Page: Kids, divorce and alienation By KATHLEEN PARKER, Orlando Sentinel
  3. From Parental Alienation Awareness Launches Father's Day Awareness Campaign
  4. On Yahoo!: Parental Alienation Awareness Day 2006 a Success Worldwide

Estrangements in the News, June 3, 2006

  1. From Berkshire "A house of Clarks divided: New Exhibit Puts Family Rivalry on Display" by Charles Bonenti, Berkshire Eagles Staff.
  2. From American The Madness of Mary Lincoln by Jason Emerson. (Letters by Mary Lincoln are found in an old trunk. The letters reveal details about her confinement in an asylum and the estrangement from her son, Robert.)
  3. From Worcester, Mass. Drunk driving report, arrest divides family. (Woman's call to police about drunk driving ends up with driver arrested and estrangement from her daughter and grandson.)

May 26, 2006: Estrangement in the News

  1. From Point Foundation grants scholarships to 30 LGBT students
  2. From the ObservorGuardian, UK: 'I'd have stopped my son killing'
  4. From DoghouseBoxing: Rocky 6 Movie Update (Note: The movie seems to have taken a page from the Clint Eastwood movie: Million Dollar Baby in incorporating familial estrangement.)
  5. From ChristianityToday: Confessions of a Compulsive Eater: When the urge for food becomes overwhelming By Cynthia S.

May 15: Estrangement in the News

Unclaimed Corpses Crowd LA County Morgue

"One of the things we've always tried to do is give families back a body," Harvey said, adding that some bodies have been at the morgue for nine months. "But when we're looking for families, we find that today we're not always dealing with the Ozzie-and-Harriet close-knit families. Families are often estranged."

May 2: Estrangements in the News

  1. Kit Culkin: The Official Website Father of Macauley Culkin. Estranged from his children. Site includes blog and forum. To read complete entries, pdf downloads are available.
  2. EOnline: Lindsay Lohan Disses Dad by Josh Grossberg Mar 3, 2005
  3. Halle Berry: On
  4. Alicia Keys mends fragile relationship with estranged father On
  5. On Wisconsin Editorials: DAILY JEFFERSON COUNTY UNION, Fort Atkinson. May 1, 2006 On the conviction of Derek Anderson for the murder of his estranged father.
  6. On "Angelina Jolie Is A 'Messed Up Chick' No More. Good for her..." By: Lowri Williams on 4/27/2006
  7. On ID theft victim’s dream finally taking flight By ASHLEY SMITH, Telegraph Staff Published: Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2006. Son is victim of identity theft perpetrated by his estranged father.

More Estrangements in the News, April 2006

  1. Monsters and, April 27: Book Review: Double Lives by Richard Lingeman A book about great literary friendships, some of which ended in estrangements.
  2., April 27: A psychological treasure hunt' BY JUDITH S. GILLIES, Washington Post Service. Stardust: The Bette Davis Story, a documentary that will appear on TCM. Bette Davis and her daughter had been estranged for several years at the time of Bette Davis's death.
  3. LA & TV, April 26: VAMP TO CAMP BY ROBERT ABELE. In TCM’s new Bette Davis biodoc, Stardust: The Bette Davis Story, the fierce icon makes a comeback.
  4. USA TODAY, April 23: Deep Inside Deep Throat By Bob Minzesheimer. Review of "A G-Man's Life" by Mark Felt and John O'Connor, the Felt family lawyer. Mark Felt was revealed in an article last year in Vanity Fair to be the "Deep Throat" of Watergate fame. One of the personal stories told in the book is about his estrangement and reconcilation with his daughter.

Estrangements in the News, April 2006

  1. Forward: Stolen Paintings Fueling Family Conflict By MARILYN HENRY April 21, 2006
  2. The Canadian Jewish News, April 21: "Layton’s daughter recalls belated reunion with mythic father" By JANICE ARNOLD.
  3. News Telegraph: Her dark materials By Olga Craig (Filed: 16/04/2006). Interview with Abigail Hopkins, 37 year old estranged daughter of the actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.
  4. Unison: "Just ditch those difficult parents." Tuesday April 18th 2006. Interview with Dr. Laura, radio talk show personality and author of Bad Childhood, Good Life. Registration required to read article but registration is free.

Estrangements in the News

Dear Annie. Scroll down in the page accessed from this link to a cautionary tale on false memories and inaccurate perceptions.

Woman threw herself between child and attacker. Vancouver Sun, February 1, 2006 Story of people in Canada given awards for heroism including that of a woman who heroically saved a 5 year old child from a violent attack by the child's estranged mother. Monique Wong, the heroine, is a citizen of China and, ironically is being asked to leave Canada by Immigration as she is not a citizen.

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