Don’t Call it a Plan B

by Katie Clifford I love online forums. As a writer, I prefer discussions that I can read at my leisure and respond to in what I feel is my best medium for communication. I have belonged to a number of them over the years and have enjoyed having a place to talk deeply about subjects […]

Yes, They Do–Mormon Men Marry (Aspiring) Doctors

by Naomi Watkins “Do Mormon boys marry women who want to become doctors?” –A search engine question that brought someone to AMW. I’m guessing that a young LDS woman with medical school aspirations typed this earnest question, looking for affirmation. And I really hope that her Internet search proved that YES! Yes, they do. But in case […]

Podcast #9: In the Company of Women: Table Talk

(L to R) Naté Dearden, Allison Belnap, Kirstin Hansen, Annette Thacker Bartlett, Wendy C. Archibald Join Allison as she talks (and laughs) with friends over dinner about their individual aspirations, life paths, disappointments, and accomplishments. Together, they discuss their journeys “prayerfully stumbling” through life and finding joy along the way.

Career Day: Employee Benefits Attorney

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Rebecca, and I recently moved back to Salt Lake City to take a job as in-house legal counsel for Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators. I attended BYU for both undergrad and law school. After law school I moved to Chicago and then to […]

12 Ways in Which Looking for a Job is Like Dating

by Melanie Steimle There are no such things as soul mates. Just as there is no one meant-to-be-yours-since-the-beginning-of-time soul mate (sorry, Saturday’s Warrior), there is no one perfect job or career for you. While it’s very in vogue right now to subscribe to the notion that following your bliss and turning it into your life’s […]

Almost Cut My Hair

by Bryn Watkins It normally goes like this: “I’ve really been thinking I’m going to do it. I’m going to cut my hair. Like, maybe Britney-in-2007-style, but more likely Emma-in-2010.” “That’s brave.” “I know, can you imagine! Man. I think I’m going to do it.” “I’d love to do that. There’s just no way I […]

Financial First Steps:  Where to Start as a Newly Single Mormon Mom

Image credit: Munah Ahmed by Kelli Sauvé As a newly single Mormon mom you are probably experiencing a lot of changes and have a lot going on with family, church and school schedules.  If you’re lucky, there might be a little time just for you. You are continually learning that things come up (more often […]

Career Day: High School Teacher

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Amber Rydalch, and I love my job as a high school history teacher.  I grew up in the small rural town of Oakley, Utah, and currently reside in Draper, Utah. I received my bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in History Education, […]

Finding Perspective on My Own

Image credit: Kai Schaper by Jennifer Gonzalez I remember writing my college admissions essay for BYU when I was all of 17. I’m pretty sure I crafted a thought-provoking, 300-word missive on navigating the tension between what divinely-given academic and intellectual gifts and a genuine desire to be a stay-at-home mom while my children were […]

Marriage is Not the Only Reason

by Naomi Watkins A week after I submitted my mission papers, I somewhat reluctantly pulled them back despite an earnest desire to serve.  The reasons for this change-of-plans were complicated but could be quickly summed up in one statement: God said no. My then 20-year-old self had never really received a “no” answer to a […]

All the Single Ladies

by Naomi Watkins Like many, I enjoyed the depiction of sister missionaries and the discussion about expanding roles for Mormon women written about in the recent New York Times article—that is until I scrolled to the graphic entitled “The Disappearing Mormon Bachelor.” This interactive graphic shows rather dismal statistics regarding the ratio of unmarried Mormon […]

A Career: God’s Surprising Plan for Me

Image credit: aekpalakom by Aleesa Sutton The life I am living is one I never imagined for myself as a young woman. Like plenty of other teenage Mormon girls, I imagined that by my mid-30s I would be married and have a brood of children I was happily raising at home. Instead, at 33, I […]

God Wants Me to Be Smart

Image credit: garryknight by Holly I am not a righteous mother in Zion. Don’t get me wrong—I’m righteous enough, and I suppose I’m in “spiritual Zion,” but I’m no mother. I’ve always wanted the ideal—a loving husband, a white picket fence, and a whole pack of Primary-attending kids. It was a devastating blow to be […]

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