Compelled

World War II, women working at D. & R.G.W. train yards, Dec., 1943, Salt Lake City. Image credit: Utah State Historical Society by Hadley Duncan Howard I am very, very tired. After a demanding day in the office (or otherwise), occasionally I genuinely struggle to remain vertical so as to accomplish one more vital task of homekeeping […]

Five Tips on Working (outside of the home) While Having a Young Family

Image credit: Takuma Mikura by Kris Tina Carlston Dear Sister MBA Esquire: Do you have any tips on working while having a young family? I was an aunt for 14 years before giving birth to my now two-year-old son, Henry. I was a professional aunt. I took my job very, very seriously. I attended every […]

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 […]

Tips for Staying Professionally Relevant While At Home

Image credit: sean dreilinger by Shannon Ellis After finishing my degree in physical education, I spent a year teaching high school. And then, even though I had never planned on becoming a college coach, I was a graduate assistant volleyball coach for the two years I pursued a master’s degree. Later, I was hired as […]

Career Day: Law Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Mehrsa Baradaran and I grew up in New York, but immigrated to America from Iran when I was nine. I went to BYU undergrad and NYU Law School. After practicing law for a few years, I taught at BYU Law School, and […]

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 […]

Voices from the Past: Martha Hughes Cannon: A Case for Mentoring

Martha Hughes Cannon with her daughter Mattie, 1899. Photo courtesy of Utah State Historical Society. by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof I was walking to my work at ksl.com one day when I stopped and looked at a granite boulder atop a slab of concrete. I had walked by this spot countless times on my commute to […]

But What About the Children?

Image credit: “Children at Play” | Johan Krouthén, 1919 by Nan Many years ago my husband and I made the decision for him to go to graduate school. We had two young children at the time and would move 1200 miles to make it happen. I had a teaching degree and we decided that during […]

Career Day: Genealogist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Sherry, and I’m a professional genealogist. I grew up around Dallas, Texas, but I’ve lived in Utah pretty much exclusively since arriving at Brigham Young University in 2003. I received a Bachelor’s in Family History/Genealogy in 2007. I have a husband and […]

Career Day: Flight-Rescue Nursing

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Denise Evans Ward, DNP, ACNP, FNP.  I am a mother, wife, and flight nurse.  I have been a nurse for twenty-seven years and a flight nurse for eighteen years.  I am too old to give my age, but you can guess by my […]

I am My Own Plan A

by Hadley Duncan Howard My mother is a feminist. She’s a mid-century, never-employed, stay-at-home… feminist. Her own mother had a career, but Mom stayed at home because she chose to, because that interested her, because she felt called to be there. She always taught me that I could do anything I wanted to do, including […]

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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