Category: Family

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Hollow evening

I’m sad and frustrated. I just got an email from my dear friend Alyson. She’s a phenomenon. Smart, funny, stylin’, energetic, creative, sassy – all those good things I love in a friend. She’s...

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Thoughts on Reverence — I Kid You Not

Our ward has been talking a lot about reverence lately. I am of a mixed mind about this. The working definition for reverence seems to be “be quiet and think of Jesus.” They want...

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Exponent II's Classics: What's a Mother to Do?

I’m glad I’m not the only person who tried to keep the rules and then, finds out that the rules were wrong in the first place…I’ve been jogging every morning for ten months, three...

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What I really want for Mothers Day…

I have to admit that I appreciate a bouquet of flowers and some very fine dark chocolate. I’ve even really liked the jewelry that my husband has given me for Mother’s Day in past...

Reflections on Ironing a Christening Dress

By Maureen Ursenbach BeecherOriginally published in the Winter 1976 issue of Exponent IICareful not to catch the iron in the lace. Hand knit lace, three wide panels of it, making the organdy dress a...

What's Under Your Bed?

When I was a SAHM to two toddlers I attended a FHPE Meeting where LDS author Louise Plummer was the guest speaker. She challenged each of us to write more often in our journals,...

divinity

One of the most beautiful sights I’ve seen: Last night E (my daughter) spread her homework around on the living room floor. She sprawled her own body out in the middle of textbooks, papers,...

On Becoming the Barking Mom

There are some things you can’t really know until you experience them. This is something I am constantly learning over and over again as a parent. I used to look at the parent with...