Category: motherhood

Christmas Letters

Every year about this time I start thinking about writing the ...

Mormon Women’s Involvement with the Sacred: Reflections on Kris Wright’s Lecture on Bread, Water, Oil, and Cloth

On Thursday, September 12th I had the opportunity to hear Kris ...

Gender Roles in the Plan of Salvation

This is a theory, a try at understanding. It is my ...

To Mormon Moms Dealing with Depression or Anxiety

This guest post was submitted by Beca Mark to educate and ...

Hiking and Life

This was written on September 4, 2012 and originally posted at ...

Truth Eternal Tells Me I’ve a Mother There

From our Separating Culture from Doctrine series, an ongoing series addressing ...

The Power of Mothers and Babies

When I was a little girl I just knew that I ...

Mother’s Day Epiphanies

Even though Mother's Day comes every year, and some mothers have ...

What Would Marjorie Do?

Published long ago in a galaxy far, far away... A week or ...

Becoming Mother

This guest essay by Mary C. Stelter was submitted for our series on ...

Relating To God and All People

One of the most often-quoted scriptures in the Church is Moses ...

How Do We Show Mothers Their Value?

Potted flowers and chocolate are popular gifts given to women on ...

Other Mothers

The sacred calling of mother is conferred upon women by both ...

Learning to Be Okay With (and Maybe Love) Mother’s Day

"I hate Mother's Day." I did not say this, but I have ...

What’s A Slacker Mom To Do?

Someone, I won't name any names, submitted this question which is ...

The Mother Well

Our friend and frequent guest author Stephanie Dibb Sorensen joins us ...

The Gift of Giving Life

For the next week we are sharing essays on motherhood in ...

Adult Parenting

My oldest daughter graduates from high school in less than a ...

We Are Daughters of Influence

When our children were young, we used to play a made-up ...

Family is the Plan of Salvation

This is the fifth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  Understanding that Satan's ...

Sex as a Sacrament

This is the fourth in a 7-part series, A Compound in One.  The gospel of ...

The Unequal Burden of Women

Economic disparity between men and women has been well-documented.  Equal pay ...

Is College Education for Naught When You Just Stay Home?

A while ago I was talking to a BYU student in ...

A House of Learning

... Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; ...

The Highest Education We Can Achieve

This is the first in a mini-series on education running this ...

Covenant Motherhood: A Review

Our friend Stephanie has written a beautiful, accessible treatise on the ...

An Interview with the Author of “Covenant Motherhood”

Today we're publishing an interview with author Stephanie Dibb Sorensen, whose ...

Modesty & Breastfeeding

Like many Mormons I grew up in a very modesty-minded family. ...

Divine Motherhood, Earthly Realities

If you've ever been in a class of 9-year-old people reading ...

Enough with the Finger Pointing, Let Me Love My Kids!

This is a post from Jen's personal blog, June 2012 that ...

Part 4: Why Does a Word Matter?

This essay is the fourth in a series about Gay Marriage and ...

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is from Melissa Horsley.  The ...

Understanding Schizophrenia

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is written by Judy ...

Understanding Bipolar II Disorder

This essay in the Peculiar Minds series is by Tresa Edmunds, ...

Understanding Asperger’s

Today's guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Kathy ...

The Diagnosis

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series, is anonymous. I'm sitting ...

What Will I Regret?

When I heard President Uchtdorf's talk in October, I liked it. ...

Gospel Protection in a Poisonous Culture

I came to conference this time hoping for real answers to ...

Why I Think We’re Having the Wrong Conversation

Last year Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project, rocked ...

A Stream of Testimony

As the old year ends and the new begins, the editors ...

Forgetting What It Means To Be a Kid

There was a television show a few years back entitled Kids ...

Motherhood – Service of the Highest Order

The most service I ever do is my day in and ...

Bearing the Vessels of the Lord

In our recent stake conference, Elder Dallin H. Oaks concluded his ...

Our Matriarch

My maternal grandmother is 90 years old. She has been a ...

Does God Need Me?

I sat doubled over in the temple dressing room stall sobbing ...

Venus & Mars and the Empty Bucket

I can never remember if I’m from Mars or my wife ...

In Elder Oaks’ Office

Fifteen years ago my father-in-law was called to be a mission ...

Helping the World

I never feel I can do much for the world. I ...

The Simple Pleasures of Home

His hand grips the glass of cool, creamy milk. ...

On Parental Controls

First, my credentials:  I’ve been a parent for over 31 years, ...

Letting Go

I am a quitter. Over the course of my life, I have ...

A Summer Cottage in Babylon

Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along... Yup, that was me ...