Career Day: Actor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? Hi there! I am Andrea Daveline from American Fork, Utah. I was born and raised in Utah and had never really traveled outside of that great state until I married my husband 8 years ago. We are living in New York City with our young […]

Saying Yes: Finding My Voice & Platform

Image credit: Mark Kober by Anna Packard People sometimes make fun of me for how much I loved EFY (Especially for Youth) growing up. I went every summer, including the summer before I started college. I loved everything about EFY but especially the firesides given on Thursday evenings. These firesides literally changed my life. As […]

Run, Girl, Run

Image credit: Automania by Hadley Duncan Howard Longer than I’ve known him, my husband has harbored a goal of running a marathon before his fiftieth birthday. He’s a gentle soul, an academic and an arts-lover – not someone for whom Herculean athletic feats would normally be an attractive pastime. Although he does possess an innate […]

Career Day: Labor and Delivery Nurse

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Erin Flint. I’m in my mid-thirties living the dream in Davis County. I’m married to my wonderful high school sweetheart, and we have three beautiful children that we adore and keep us very busy. I also am lucky to be able to […]

Supporting Others’ Dreams By Asking Questions

Image credit: Nicole Pierce by Christanne Harrison I notice that I am asked three main questions when I meet new people at church. They are usually something like: “Where are you from?”, “How many kids do you have?”, “What does your husband do for work?” Afterward, I feel like they never really asked a question […]

Surviving (and Thriving) in College: Tips for the Traditional Undergraduate

Image credit: uonottingham by Kris Tina Carlston Dear Sister MBA Esquire: How do I get the most out of my college experience? I prefer to consider myself a “late bloomer.” In college when it seemed as if everyone else had it all figured out, I was still struggling with adolescent acne and retainers. And thus, […]

Podcast #4: Mentoring: An Investment Worth Making

Image Credit: Raul Lieberwirth As we begin our launch of the mentoring and networking portions of Aspiring Mormon Women, Christanne, one of our Mentoring and Networking Coordinators, talks with Whitney Johnson and Lisa Chapman Gregory, about mentoring–the purpose and need for mentoring, how to be a mentor, and how to find a mentor. DOWNLOAD THE […]

Why Not?: Your Education Needs No Justification

Image shows school girls with their instructors outside a classroom in the mining town of Bingham Canyon, Utah. by Holly I read a great blog post the other day by a stay-at-home mother who was feeling pressured to justify her rather expensive, now “wasted” Ivy League education. I forwarded the link to a friend, and […]

Goal Getting: What Will You Do in the Next Four Months?

Image credit: Jean-Louis Zimmerman by Naomi Watkins I’m not one to set New Year’s resolutions, but there must be something about aisles of shiny, new school supplies in Target or all of those back-to-school photos on Facebook and Instagram or the fact that I return from a summer to revise syllabi and meet new students […]

What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?

by Tiffany Gee Lewis Every couple months I ask my kids: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s fun to see how their interests change over time. When they were young, it was all firefighters and police officers, the guys who drove the cool vehicles and hefted exciting equipment. Once Legos […]

Take the Daughters to Work

by Hadley Duncan Howard In my pre-teen years, my Grandpa developed a habit of taking me to work with him. I spent many a Saturday with him in his seventh-floor office, straightening reams of paper and drinking Coca-Cola. He needed my help, he said, putting labels on envelopes or organizing office supplies or alphabetizing something. […]

Without Apology, Without Reservation

by Naomi Watkins “So what is it that you do?” my friend’s father asked as he offered me a seat in his home. “I’m in graduate school,” I replied, hoping that he would stop there and not continue to ask questions. But naturally, he persisted, desiring more specifics. “In literacy,” I continued. And then, one […]

Podcast Episode #2: Graduating High School Seniors

Jamie talked with a group of young LDS women from the Denver, Colorado area in December 2012 about their educational and professional goals for the future. All three young women graduated from high school in 2013 and plan on attending college this upcoming fall. Crysta is looking forward to studying at a local community college […]

Work and Motherhood–Not Incompatible!

by Kaylie Astin I have always believed that the work of mothers matters. When I heard leaders of the LDS faith talk about the value of mothers staying home, I believed that’s what I was supposed to do. After I had my first baby, I quit everything. I couldn’t imagine going to the grocery store, […]

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