Category: Family

Maternity Jeans with Belly Panel 53

Maternity Garment Wishes

When I was a fetus, I had my first and only opportunity to contribute to the design of the Mormon undergarment.  My parents’ neighbor had been commissioned to design maternity garments for the Church....

Breastfeeding Military Moms 31

When Breasts Offend

As I watched the morning news a few days ago, I was treated to a story about national outrage over a photo of two American military officers breastfeeding their babies. Before showing the photo, the...

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Feminist Options for Baby Blessings

Two and a half months ago, I gave birth to Baby A, my third and last child. As with my other two, his advent has inspired a lot of reflection about baby blessings. I...

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What the heart wants

It was a small gesture I had seen hundreds of times before, my father pausing for a brief moment to appreciate a thing of beauty. This time it was an arrangement of lilies that...

China Sex and Age Distribution 15

China’s Gender Bias—and Mine

I’ve learned the gender of my unborn child via ultrasound. If I lived in China or India, such a procedure would be illegal, due to unsuccessful attempts by these governments to curb gender selective...

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A New Kind of Mother’s Day

This last Mother’s Day was new to me. In the past few months, we unexpectedly found ourselves in the lucky position of increasing the numbers in our household, with the end goal/hope/prayer to permanently adopt....