Reinvisioning Holidays

I love holidays! Every kind of holiday! (Except for Halloween – strange but true) Early in our marriage we spent every holiday we could with family, and when family wasn’t available we found friends to surround ourselves with. We especially loved what the holidays did to children. The whole world lit up to them. Holidays…

For many are invited, but few are chosen

 Sis, Besides being late posting this, as always, here I go off the direction I was given on what to write about…Oh, that’s so me, so forgive me as here I go: How can I talk about all the lights, bells and dreams of eternal kindness and peace all around us, without first writing about…

My Christmas Gift

I have a Christmas tradition. Every year, while I bake and decorate and prepare for the Christmas season, I listen to the Forgotten Carols by Michael McLean. I’ve seen the show NUMEROUS times and I have to admit that it’s one of my favorites. For those of you that are familiar with the music, there’s…

I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord’s timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them. David A. Bednar

Tender Mercies

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the United States so I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’m grateful for. Often I get caught thinking about the “what if’s” of parenthood. Those days I get stuck thinking about what I’m missing out on. But the truth is that there are so many blessings in my…

What are you doing for the holidays?

The holidays will soon be here! Some people look forward to this time of the year for months. Other dread it. Some spend their holidays with a large group of family members. Others spend it alone or just with their immediate family. My husband and I are childless. My parents and my husband’s parents are…

What Are You Going to Choose?

It’s that time of year again! The time when we eat turkey, hang out with family and feel super grateful for things. In my primary, every November, we make a Gratitude Tree. It’s basically a big, empty tree and we write things we are grateful for on fall colored leaves and put them on the…

Becoming me

I like to feel productive. I like the feeling of getting things done and like what I’m doing is important. Motherhood is tough because so much that moms do is repetitive and can get monotonous. I wonder if that’s one of the reasons that I’ve come to love working so much – though there is…

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Trick or Treat, or Tears

It’s that time of year again when all ghouls, monsters and witches knock on your door to  trick or treat. But how do you deal with so many little monsters when you don’t have one of your own? Halloween became my moment to go crazy decorating the house, planning the treats and crossing my fingers to…

Childless Woman Q and A – By Claudia

Note:  Below are the answers to questions that several members of the Childless Mormon Support Group for Women Facebook Group have asked.  You can see Claudia’s Story here. **** Can you tell us how you feel about being childless? I am at peace with it.  Of course I feel that I am getting older as I…