Am I Childless or Not? A Guest Post

My greatest dream was to be a Mother. After trying for a year I started wondering why it was taking so long.  After that I went through anger and upset for almost 5 years. I didn’t like being told we should “just have faith”. I was the oldest in my family and it hurt more…

What Gives Life Meaning

I watched my niece and her friends playing house the other day. There was a mommy and a daddy and kids. Sometime there are grandparents or pets involved in the “house” scenario too. This is a fairly common way that little girls play together. They are so good at coming up with storylines and situations…

Cooking For A Family Of Two

I don’t know about you but the mere phrase, “What’s for dinner?” fills me (along with most adults) with dread. When I was single, I lived off of fast food, and frozen dinners (oh and dates/dinner invitations).  It didn’t matter if I had left over pizza a few nights running because, well, I was single…

Service

“If we worry too much about ourselves, we won’t have time for others.” – Mother Teresa “The best way to find yourself is to lose you in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi Service is a topic that we often hear about in church. Perhaps the first thing we think about when we hear…

Sisterhood and Chex Mix

This is hard for me to write about.  Let’s just get that out there. Earlier this year, I went to the Relief Society birthday party in my ward with my mom. At that activity, I sat with my mom and a group of gals that I serve in the primary with.  We were having so…