Love Your Childless Life (you are allowed!)

You are allowed . . . – to have a fullness of joy. Now. Right now, in your childless present, without a footnote about waiting for blessings to be fulfilled in the eternities. – to glory in uninterrupted sleep, dry-clean only clothes, poisonous ornamental plants, nice furniture, and electronics on low shelves. – to cuddle babies…

Dear Teenage Self

Dear Teenage Self, Today, as you sit surrounded by your friends in Young Women’s, you’ll hear a lesson about preparing to be a righteous Mother.  I know you’ll love this lesson, Teenage Self.  You’ll hear references to raising children and your thoughts will drift to the movie in your mind.  You’ll be singing lullabies to…

Where are the Male Childless Voices?

The other day in the Facebook Support Group we had a discussion about men (which, isn’t unusual as you can imagine).  And the concern came out, “Where are all the male childless voices and stories?” As you may or may not know the reasons for infertility are pretty evenly spread between 3 reasons: female factor,…

Mothers Day Advice from Last Year

When we started the website last year, we knew that we’d really want to focus some extra support around Mother’s Day.  We know that Mother’s Day is one of the hardest days for childless women, and even those that are at peace with their childlessness can often feel that twinge of sadness around this holiday….

The Serenity Prayer

I’ve always loved The Serenity Prayer. It is beautifully and wisely written. But until recent years, I hadn’t dug deeper into its meaning or tried to apply it in my life. This topic is very dear and important to me so I’ve collected my notes from talks in church, my notes from Time Out For…

Sound Familiar?

A few of the questions that often come up when I speak with other LDS married women who are new to this life of being childlessness-by-circumstance are: It hurts so much; will the pain ever go away? Why does it feel like I’m so alone and like no one understands what I’m going through? I…

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…

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…

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…