Browsing All posts tagged under »motherhood«

What Would Marjorie Do?

May 15, 2013


Published long ago in a galaxy far, far away… Wait, it was right here.   A week or so ago I sat in a women’s group meeting and listened as a member of the group talked about how girls dress too casually for church nowadays. She mentioned girls wearing leggings under their dresses and clucked, […]

Covenant Motherhood

March 12, 2013


Last week I did an interview with author Stephanie Dibb Sorensen, whose debut work Covenant Motherhood began appearing in stores and on Amazon this week. Join us for the kind of interview writers have with one another. RI: We are a writers’ workshop that just happens to publish our work and conversations with one another to the world. […]

Does God Need Me?

October 23, 2012


I sat doubled over in the temple dressing room stall sobbing quietly but uncontrollably, when suddenly I heard a frail voice wavering closer, “Sister Atkinson? … Sister Atkinson?” Quickly I swept my dress up and pulled my feet under me on my tiny perch, holding my breath and willing my shaking body not to give […]

Healing Mothers, Healing Women

May 31, 2012


I am excited to be part of the Gift of Giving Life Virtual Book Tour! If you decide to invest in this amazing resource, look for the 10% off code at the end of the post. For millennia the danger and lack of choice that has surrounded childbirth has been the single most destructive force […]

Sacred Motherhood, a Book Review

May 12, 2012


update: use this coupon code when ordering and receive 10% off! GWFWXR3F Hugh Nibley once wrote that ever since Eve foiled Satan in the garden of Eden, he’s had it in for women. I can’t think of any better example of his success than in marginalizing motherhood. The net effect is that one of the most […]

No Motherless Children

March 27, 2012


Sometimes I feel like a motherless child  … a long ways from home.” The mournful strains rocked my child body as I laid on the floor listening to the slow, nearly hopeless rhythm. I had a mother; she bought the record I was listening to, washed the clothes I was wearing, made the fudge I had […]

A Mother There

March 23, 2012


I’ve lately been reaching for God’s wife. I’m not a feminist or a Wiccan or a Mormon woman interested in being ordained. I am a believer that Godhood is parenthood, that the God I see in scripture is my Father, and that just as any child expects to grow up to be like her parents, […]