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….

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…

Childlessness and the Young Women’s Theme

I loved Young Women’s.  I was lucky to be supported by wonderful and wise leaders.  I attended Young Women’s in Utah and was with a group of girls who I still call some of the best women I’ve ever known and the truest friends I could have wished for. I remember Sunday after Sunday standing…

What Gives Life Meaning

I watched my niece and her friends playing house the other day. There was a mommy and a daddy and kids. Sometime there are grandparents or pets involved in the “house” scenario too. This is a fairly common way that little girls play together. They are so good at coming up with storylines and situations…

Sisterhood and Chex Mix

This is hard for me to write about.  Let’s just get that out there. Earlier this year, I went to the Relief Society birthday party in my ward with my mom. At that activity, I sat with my mom and a group of gals that I serve in the primary with.  We were having so…

A Post About Being Offended

My dear childless sisters, I am going to ask you to do something that might be difficult. I want you to suspend reality for just a few minutes. I want you to imagine that you were never childless, that you have never dealt with infertility. Imagine that you have never met anyone (that you know…

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…

General Women’s Conference May 2014

Change is always difficult! When I first heard that they were changing the Relief Society meeting to a general women’s conference, I admit it, I wasn’t happy. I thought, “How can there be anything said that will be meant for me – a childless women?” But, after my initial reaction I decided I would go…

The Unspoken Sisterhood

While I was struggling to find a subject for my first post last night, against my will I shut my eyes and consequently fell asleep. Here’s my dream: “I was dressed in white in the middle of a war zone. I could see the bullets passing by my ears, while sweaty, muddy, scared soldiers and…