Help! My mother is driving me crazy...

Let's get this straight from the very beginning...we love our mothers BUT they're driving us crazy! That's why we created this website. It's a place to vent, look for support, find resources and strategies, get relief and maybe even laugh.

The mother-daughter relationship is unique and special but can present many challenges, which become even more daunting as we both age. The frustrations of the mother-daughter relationship seem almost universal, so, basically, we're in this together. Hope you find as helpful as we do!

NEW HIGHLIGHTS:                                               *Award-Winning Website and Blog! Wins Best Website 3 Consecutive Years!

We are excited that, in addition to winning Best Website,
Barb and Laurie also recently both won writing awards for the following pieces and the blog itself!

How to Manage Your Mother

Current featured book:

How to Manage Your Mother: Understanding the most difficult, complicated, and fascinating relationship in your life

by Alyce Faye Cleese and Brian Bates


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You Always Have a Choice

As with other decisions in life, you have three very distinct choices in dealing with your mother-daughter relationship:

  1. To Walk Away
  2. Make a Change to the Situation
  3. Make a Change to Your Attitude/Reaction

Get strategies/resources at Help Me!

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We'd Love Your Contributions

If you run across a funny or informative video, article, etc., about the mother and daughter relationship, feel free to send it along to us for inclusion on Also, stories about you and your own mother are welcome. Visit Submissions for details.

We'd also love your feedback. Email us at Thanks!

"I think it's true what they say.  Life really is a journey--and it's not always easy to know which maps to trust or what to pack for the trip.  But whatever the weather, wherever the road leads, I think the best possible traveling advice would be this.  Bring a friend." 

- Keely Chace


 Barb and Laurie, the creators of, dedicate this quote to friendship! Where would we all be without it? We hope you find new friends here to help you on your own journey.

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