Disengaging from the Mommy Wars

by Kaylie Astin To listen to some reports, you’d think President Obama is a stay-at-home mother hater. Here are his controversial words, from an Oct. 31 speech in Rhode Island: “Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of […]

From the Archives: A Conversation with Barbara Winder

In 1986, then Relief Society General President, Barbara Winder, gave an interview that was published in the Ensign entitled “Enriching and Protecting the Home.” Several of our regular contributors provide their thoughts on the interview and specifically about the quote below: “President Spencer W. Kimball told us that our prime priority in life ought to be to […]

All and Sundry

Image credit: Lenaville by Hadley Duncan Howard Recently, a woman in my neighborhood tearfully told me that she doesn’t respect me because I’m a working mother; she had determined that my children need a different kind of mom. Happily (and, perhaps, incredibly) this is the first time something of this nature has been said to […]

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