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…

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. And while it is a happy day for many, it can be a very difficult day for others. As I searched the internet for articles relating to being childless on Mother’s Day, the search turned up far more results than I would have anticipated. Some of them offer…

Journeys and Destinations

There are many different ways for which we have all reached childlessness. Infertility is a common reason that receives a lot of focus. Not finding the right person to marry is another big reason, one which perhaps doesn’t receive the focus it deserves. Adoption journeys ending after much waiting and heartbreak, one or both spouses…

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…

A Not-a-Mother’s Thoughts on Mother’s Day

I am beyond thrilled at the launch of this new website, and to have been asked to contribute regularly, along with these lovely women who emulate faith and strength, honesty and humor. They are my childless sisters, and I know others will come to love them as much as I have. We feel so blessed…