...start with communication!
I think all Mother and Daughter relationships are prone to going through rough patches.. even me and mine did! It was mainly during High School, which can be expected.. but when things got tough, she knew communication was key.. she let me come to her, when I needed her, even though I am sure she wished we would have talked more.. and over time.. we began over to some extent. Now.. we couldn't be closer, I tell her everything and anything and she's the second person I call when anything notable happens :) I am sooo thankful for my Mom, I would be totally lost without her.. it really is true that she is my number one fan and beyond selfless.. I hope I can be 1/4th the Mom to Monroe that she is to me! :)