I recently moved into a ward that is quite diverse in the range of ages represented. There are a good number of young married women in the ward, and occasionally I’ll hear one of them make a comment about school or work that makes me want to jump in with a piece of advice. Unsolicited advice, though, is rarely well-received, especially when it’s coming from someone you barely know. Luckily I know of a place where I can give all of the unsolicited advice I want: it’s called the Internet. So I’m taking advantage of this platform to talk about three things I wish all young LDS women – and men – would consider.
1. Being a stay-at-home mom is a great life plan, but it’s not a career plan.
Over the years I’ve heard the thought, “I don’t care about school/my degree/work; I just want to be a mom” iterated in many forms.