The Exponent Blog

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Dinner with the Polygamists

A couple weeks ago, my husband, Nate, asked if I would have dinner with some of the people he works with. One of Nate’s clients is the Colorado City Unified School District, a polygamist...

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Virtual Oases XV

Relief, Society Ever wonder what our LDS foremothers said when they blessed and annointed an expectant mother? This is partly an effort to always have a good example of a story about a woman...

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Why I Stick With the Church

Why I stay: Let me be perfectly upfront. Church is a real struggle for me sometimes. A lot of the rhetoric I hear over the pulpit about gender roles and identity, “us” vs. “the...

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New and Improved

Please be sure to check out the new and improved website for Exponent II (we’re just an extension of this great publication/organization). Here you’ll find information about our upcoming retreat. You can subscribe to...

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"The Happiest Day"

One of my colleagues read this poem to me last week, on one of those exploding spring days. I don’t think it was just lilacs, though, that caused her to think of it. “Stop...

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Virtual Oases XIV

BYU professor Valerie Hudson: Improving the World for Women Reflections on Motherhood Yellow Wallpaper, Depression, and Escaping the Locked Room Podcast: Carol Lynn Pearson’s Personal Recollections of Marriage, Life, Love, and Death (from the...

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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...

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Mental Elphs Shots from Argentina

Returned from Argentina one week ago today. This trip was so packed with adventures that I didn’t send any postcards, which is an anomaly (Postcards aren’t as good as souvenirs, but who doesn’t like...