Author: Rachel

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Mourning and Remembering

Last General Conference Sunday, my mom got a call from her cousin, about her own mother, my grandmother warrior, Zena. Her body that carried her to both water aerobics and water coloring classes into...

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Exponent Holiday Gift Guide

Still wondering what to get your favorite Mormon feminist for Christmas? We’re here to help. From Exponent’s Own Shop  Illuminating Ladies: A Coloring Book of Mormon Women. $12.95 Molly Cannon Hadfield (illustrator) and Aimee...

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Book Review: Once There Was a Mom

I recently read Deseret Book’s new book, Once There Was a Mom, written by Emily Watts and illustrated by Destin Cox. I hoped to share some thoughts on it before Mother’s Day, but that...

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I Was Pleased To Labor There

Real talk (because it’s the only kind I want to do these days): There was a moment during my son’s birth when I thought that I was dying, and if I wasn’t, wanted to....

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Seventeen Times I Felt Reverence.

(Inspired by a beautiful part in a beautiful book, 100 Birds Taught Me To Fly, called, “Twelve Times I Prayed.”) My sister, C, holding my baby, singing, “I’m just a little black rain cloud, hovering under...

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Postpartum

After creation, the Mother knew sorrow–the emptiness that comes after fullness, the softness that remains for a long time.