OUR COMMUNITY

STORIES OF STRENGTH AND COMPASSION

Sharing our stories is vital in helping our community remember they’re not alone in how they feel, and that shared experiences make us stronger.

Our members are a close community and we’re honoured to have just a few of them share their stories with us. 

If you’re looking to understand mother loss, or unpack your own experience, these stories from our community will help. Some are heartbreaking, some are uplifting. All of them are unique. 

FEATURE STORY

Mary's story: a whole new world

Witnessing your mum go through such a tough battle makes you realise many things. Those hopes and dreams of having her there on your wedding day, being the best grandma to your children, your first heart break and many more are all taken away.

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Community STORIES

Living with Grief

Amy's Story: embrace your pain, but don’t keep it as baggage

My mum Judy was just 44 when she passed away on June 4, 2004. I was only 20 years old. Mum was a very warm, funny, dramatic, thoughtful and very quick witted clever woman who had a huge heart.

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Living with Grief

Ava's story: grief and milestones

My grief has changed over the years, at first I felt numb, then came the unbearable pain. That raw pain eases with time, but the ache in my heart remains. Sometimes, my grief can still knock the wind out of me and I allow myself to cry and remember her.

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Community Story

Maddie's story: you don't get over grief

When Mum was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer (primary bowel cancer) my world turned upside down. Seeing mum so sick was one of the hardest parts. Not being able to help her made me feel helpless.

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Community Story

Jaimee's story: gratitude & joy in grief

I will never get over the loss of my mum, but I will be ok here without her. Our mums are always with us and the times we forget that, we just have to look at ourselves, because she is in us.

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Living without Mum

Fiona's Story: grief is simply love with no place to go

I thought about Mum all the time during that first year with my baby, wishing she could be there to guide me on this new motherhood journey. It made my heart ache so much picturing her as a grandmother and knowing how much she would have loved my baby girl.

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Living with Grief

Mary's story: a whole new world

Witnessing your mum go through such a tough battle makes you realise many things. Those hopes and dreams of having her there on your wedding day, being the best grandma to your children, your first heart break and many more are all taken away.

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MEDIA CENTRE

Article

Motherless Daughters Australia: #honouringher

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Her Canberra
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Support for those without mums on Mother's Day

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ABC News
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Allison Langdon: 'A message for the women grieving this Mother's Day'

Published by
9 Honey
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‘I wish she could see her grandchildren’: MP Katie Allen on the pain of losing her mum at 28

Published by
Sydney Morning Herald
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Mt Waverley: Maddie Taylor’s courage after losing mother to cancer

Published by
Herald Sun
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My first mother’s day as a mum is also my first without my mum. The grieving is relentless, but I’ve found support.

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Women’s Agenda
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Article

Motherless Daughters Australia: #honouringher

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Her Canberra
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Audio

Support for those without mums on Mother's Day

Published by
ABC News
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