Category: Family

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The Best Hymns to Sing on Mothers' Day

This last Sunday for Mothers’ Day, my ward sang one fantastic hymn (“O My Father”) and one hymn I didn’t particularly care for (“Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth”). So, in my mind,...

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Your Mom's Jeans

I struggle constantly with trying to balance my desire to dress fashionably with my need to dress comfortably and appropriately for my age. And I have a few pairs of “Mom Jeans” [Note:Though none...

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Ambivalence

When I was in junior high school, I had one particular teacher who was rather liberal in her views (at least by Utah Valley standards). She mentioned one day that she and her new...

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Let's talk about sex, baby

Sex. It’s been on my brain. Not that it’s unusual for an LDS mid-single woman to fixate on sex. But it’s been on my mind a lot. Had some really indepth discussions lately, with...

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Exponent II Classics: Sacrament Meeting Sampler

Sacrament Meeting Sampler: Nurture and AdmonitionHattie SoilLas Vegas, NevadaVol. 19, No. 1 (1995) Ephesians 6:1-4 says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; that it...

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(Career) Woman Interrupted

New Year’s Eve party. Old friends. Some strangers. Fascinating careers: federal prosecutor, child life specialist, rocket scientist, producer, nurse … and those were the women. Most of my close friends are either still single,...

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New Year's Revolutions

When my son was little, instead of “New Year’s Resolutions,” he used to say New Year’s Revolutions. I think his way of saying it probably makes more sense anyways. At least in the sense...

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Clean?

In the past few weeks I’ve learned that almost everyone I know that’s not a full-time SAHM (and even a few of those, too) have a weekly cleaning lady. I was pretty surprised to...