The Cookie Conundrum

A few weeks ago, I found myself craving something seriously yummy and I couldn’t find anything that quite fit the bill in my kitchen. It was a Sunday, so I obviously couldn’t just hop down to the convenience store…so I decided to bake.  I pulled out my recipe book collection and started flipping through trying to…

Even Strong Men Grieve

Men and women are different. Shocked? I doubt it. However, did you know that men and women grieve differently too? While there are now more resources available for individuals who are childless, they have tended to be written from the female perspective and to a largely female audience. One reason for this may be in…

Individualized Lessons with Individualized Blessings

Previous to my choosing to embrace childlessness, I lived my life based on two assumptions: 1) there could be no greater blessing than having children and 2) lessons learned through parenthood must be learned by all of us. Through my years of infertility, hoping to adopt, and now rejoicing in my childlessness, I have learned…

Hot Pink Pearls

My Superhero and I are getting ready for our massive Memorial Day yard sale this week.  As I was digging through boxes of hoarded paperwork, I found a little box that was given to me when I was in Young Women’s years and years ago.  There were some poems, handouts, pictures- just little keepsakes that…

Being thankful for my blessings

This subject may be more appropriate for November but I’m going to do it now anyway. About two months ago I wrote about finding relief in accepting childlessness. So many concerns and worries that I had have been swept away. Additionally, I’ve been thinking of how grateful I am for my blessings – even one…

You Are A Mother

When I was about 20 and attending Young Adults in my home ward, we were asked to put together the yearly Mothers Day program for Sacrament Meeting. I was asked to do a talk about mothers. Simple enough right? But it wasn’t simple. During the weeks before my talk I couldn’t shake a conference talk…

Daughter of a King

I must admit, thinking about this blog post has been hard for me. What could I write that really conveys my thoughts, that ennobles and encourages but also expresses my less-encouraging (but also real) feelings about Mother’s Day? I have a slightly bitter view about Mother’s Day; if you’re reading this blog you may too,…

Through the Prism of Mother’s Day

When I went back to university a couple years ago to finish my degree, I took Physics 206: “Waves and Optics”. We learned a lot about light, to say the least. One of the most basic concepts is that the light around us, white light, is a combination of all the visible wavelengths of colored…

A Different Kind of Mother

I love to celebrate anything and everything.  I love parties and holidays and everything in between.  Except Mother’s Day.  I dislike it…a lot…obviously.  I’ve been giving it a lot of though this year and trying to figure out how I’m going to survive yet another childless Mother’s Day.  If you’re like me, you either stay…