Category: Family

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Baby Mama

I am settling down. I bought a house . I just got a raise. I have a good career. I’m going to plant a garden. After ten years of Nomadic living whilst getting a graduate degree at New York University, volunteering in Brazil and Ireland, working in Korea,...

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What my daughter learns

I have a two year-old daughter. A beautiful, mischievous, redheaded imp of a girl who leaps and spirals through life. She is my light in this world, a daily reminder of the goodness of...

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When Mormons Go Public….

…and embarrass the rest of us. At least that’s the overwhelming feeling I had when I came across this Washington Post article about a Mormon Maryland county commissioner, Paul Smith, who goes public with...

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Swearing by Example

I had the most wonderful aunt. She wasn’t wonderful in the take you out to eat, gossip, talk about boys kind of way. She was wonderful in the take charge, play with the boys,...

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“Go Ahead. Pray for It!”

Like Mary, I’m a “ponder it in your heart” gal.  There’s a running dialogue in my head to God, a constant prayer in my heart which is a lovely, comforting thing. But sometimes it...

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The Garment and the Veil

With snow-white veil and garments as of flame, She stands before thee, who so long ago Filled thy young heart with passion and the woe From which thy song and all its splendors came;...

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My Body, My Stories

When I hug someone I tend to reach out with my right arm and offer a gentle squeeze.  For really close friends (or very poignant moments), I’ll  hug with two arms, but it’s rare. ...