A Conversation with My Daughter about a Girl and Her Golden Eagle

by Ryan Hammond You may have seen this story and its accompanying pictures about the 13-year-old girl who hunts with a golden eagle, an activity traditionally done by men in Mongolia.  I showed the pictures to my 9-year-old daughter and had the following conversation: Me: Esme, what do you think of the pictures of the […]

Making Yourself Indispensable

by Nan I got fired today. Now before you scroll straight down to the bottom of the page with all your sweet, sympathetic comments, I need to tell the whole story.  A year ago I was hired on a temporary contract in my school district. The teacher whom I replaced was on a simultaneous medical […]

Carving Out a Place for Dreams

by Jessica Duckett Finnigan When I was engaged, I once joked that I wanted to have four daughters. As luck would have it, I beat the odds, and my husband and I do indeed have four daughters who are currently 11, 10, 8, and 6 years old. We’ve found that having four girls and no boys does have […]

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 […]

Career Day: Genetics Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Emily Bates and I am a research professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. I head a research group that tries to understand the genetic causes of disorders that primarily affect children: syndromes of birth defects and […]

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. […]

To LDS Fathers: So, Your Daughter Wants An Advanced Degree?

by Sherman Watkins In our first AMW podcast, Susan Madsen discussed how her research showed the influential role fathers play in ensuring that their daughters graduate from college. Given that my father was a big supporter of my educational pursuits, I’ve invited him to share his perspective as a father of two aspiring Mormon women.  –Naomi Having […]

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