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…

Sil’s Not So Fairy Tale

Hello there, Please stick around while I pour my soul into these pages as I think I owe you all my story and how I got here… “Once upon a time there was this beautiful (at least her Mama thought so) little Brazilian girl who lived in the Amazon (well, not literally in the jungle,…

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…

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…

Survival

Let’s be honest.  Sometimes, in the LDS culture, us gals without kids feel like we’re on Survivor: Mommy Island, right?  We compete in challenges like diaper changing, freezer cooking, arts and crafts, removing crayon from walls, getting 4 kids ready for church and still looking like a million bucks and other challenges that we are…