Category: Family

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How to save, How to save yourself

  “I’ll go forward, a young [wo]man prepared.” –Daniel Lyman Carter, modified primary lyric to “A Young Man Prepared.” “Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.” –Beyonce, Formation   In the craziness of...

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Building a Family

My youngest brother arrives home from his mission in two weeks, and combined with my sister planning a wedding, and all the changes coming up this year to our family structure, I’ve been pondering...

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Tinkering

I must get a certain gleam in my eye. A telltale squint indicating that somewhere in my brain I am rifling through files, considering options, turning solutions around like gears locking into place and...

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas. I love everything about it, especially the decorations and the food and the music and the social gatherings. But most especially, I love presents. It’s because of the anticipation. I love...

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Sharing the gift of Exponent II

When I married my husband fourteen years ago, I was incredibly intimidated by my mother-in-law.  It sounds ridiculous to those who know her, because she’s the kindest, meekest person that would give you the...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Exponent Readers, This has been a difficult month. Between political unrest and the anniversary of the Policy, it can be hard to feel grateful. Please know that many people are grateful for you,...