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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...

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Nurturing Your Inner Beehive

When my brother visited me a year or so ago, we were sitting in a bagel shop when, at about 3:15, a gaggle of middle school students entered — gawky, bold, and loud. He...

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Virtual Oases XIII

A weekly round-up of articles and posts our readers might enjoy: BYU LDS Women’s Conference: “Appreciating Those Not of Our Faith” Nuclear Waste: “Not since the statement opposing the MX nuclear missile deployment in...