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Ryder is almost 17 months old now. Here are some things I have to confess about being a traveling mom after 10 countries and 3 continents of being with this little fella:   Breastfeeding in Public I don’t particularly enjoy doing this in public. I’d rather do it in private, obviously. But baby comes first. […]

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A certain video has taken the Mormon Facebook world by storm. What I mean is, it has been posted and reposted by both men and women alike, but they have all been LDS, at least on my Facebook wall. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only Mormon feminist in the world. I know I’m not, […]

I had a startling revelation the other day. Jacob asked me my greatest female role model the other day. Naturally my mom came to my mind. Then my grandmas. Then my mother-in-law. “Who else?” he wanted to know. I couldn’t think of anyone. There are other women I admire, of course, but role models is […]

So we are headed to Morocco in less than two weeks. The 21 of June is our flight at 5 am…probably shouldn’t go to bed that night, we sleep in too easily. We will have a huge apartment there; you can see it at http://www.zoufi.com/ More by necessity than choice, it was the only one […]

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Dear veterans, Thank you for dying for                     killing for                      surviving those wars you fought for me?   Because I think differently on this subject than most Americans, I’m choosing to share my thoughts. Before I get started, though, let me just say that I have veterans and soldiers in my family, and among […]

A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance toward those of differing beliefs. The predominant usage in modern English refers to persons hostile to those of differing race, ethnicity, religion or spirituality…   Dear Facebook friend who posts provocative statuses and who […]

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Because of a previous blog post, someone wrote me and said, “I have to agree with you. Blacks are cursed by God.” Thank you for writing, so I can clear up what must have been a misunderstanding. What I said was a minister we know believes that. I don’t. I don’t know why Africa has […]

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On a forum on Feminist Mormon Housewives, there was a man who wrote a post about how he wished that the women in the Church weren’t so quick to condemn their men about pornography. He said at a dinner party, everyone was clamoring to ask a newly appointed Bishop what his biggest surprise was. His […]

I am sorry that my recent speeches on Vietnam has cost us your support. However, I feel that war is no longer, if it ever was, a valid way to solve international problems. Even the negative good served by a war against an evil force such as Hitler can no longer be considered worth the […]

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I remember the first time I met someone who was vegetarian and I thought he was really strange. Definitely not the kind of person who would convert me to the idea or anything like that. Who knew that several years later I’d have joined his ranks? Since I eat fish, I guess I’m technically a […]