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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…

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….

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…

Protective Factors Against the Pain of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day seems to be that one holiday a year where women of all walks of life are divided on their feelings with respect to the day and what it represents. (Similarly with Father’s Day for men.) I have friends who are pampered and tended to on Mother’s Day, their spouse and children doling out…

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…