1. Maria Gonzalez
    April 4, 2022 @ 8:44 am

    Dear Carrie –

    I have no words to express how deep in my heart and soul goes every post of yours, every story. My daughter is only 8 years old, and is very much dependant on me, but today is a good day and I feel hopefull. Thanks for writting, thanks for the time you devote to this task of making space for Jack in the world, and let other be prt of some of your experience and wisdom. Wish ypou and all your family long and healthy lives, and to Jack happiness.


  2. cbspira
    April 4, 2022 @ 9:58 am

    Thank you for writing this. While I think it is possible for forever moms to turn into helicopter moms, I think the overwhelming majority of those who make that accusation cannot seem to grasp that there are those individuals who will indeed need that assistance and guidance for the rest of their lives.


  3. MFMyers
    April 4, 2022 @ 11:11 am

    Yes and Amen!


  4. Robin McBeath
    April 4, 2022 @ 1:20 pm

    Yes… yes… yes… perfectly said. My son is 48, and I still have to tie his shoes etc, etc. When people comment to me I’ll ask when they would like to have him come over for the day, or for a sleepover; because that’s when the real fun starts happening…. late in the night, or before the crack of dawn…. any takers? No, didn’t think so. But they still want to have things to say about our parenting…. seriously?


  5. Lisa
    April 5, 2022 @ 3:22 pm

    Wow, this just happened to me the other day, at the pool, a lady said to me “ you’re a helicopter mum”. I was leading my adult son through the water to keep him calm. I was surprised , thinking in my head “ What !!!? Can’t you see the truth of the situation!,? I didn’t know how to respond so I just smiled and said “ it must look that way to you’. xx


  6. Cmk
    March 26, 2024 @ 4:22 am

    Grief is the word that has been relative to me in the last couple of years. Maybe that will change. Right now I don’t know because I’m just plain tired. Kudos to you for illuminating what a Forever Mom is. Its heavy but the judgement just adds pain to the weight. I could easily become an adult bully but I won’t. As the mom of 2 adult children, one autistic & the other with a neurological disease I see the reactions and intolerance to my children. Yes, when you’ve been behind my child in a line up of whatever kind, your righteous indignation just undermined any progress that we achieved.


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