Mothers

May 31, 2024 02:09 PM MDT
On the All In podcast, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon shared her thoughts about different seasons of life and how to determine what is right for you.
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May 10, 2024 09:46 AM MDT
UVU President Astrid Tuminez grew up in the slums of the Philippines. She credits her mother’s faith to pulling her family out of poverty.
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May 09, 2024 01:00 PM MDT
In a new interview, Stephanie Nielson says when her severely burned body was healing, her kids “saved” her life. Here’s how her perspective has changed my own approach to motherhood.
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By  Irene Caso
April 24, 2024 01:07 PM MDT
Maybe in the biggest moments of our lives, we see a clear path to the Savior. But the real battle is won in the daily challenges of life.
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April 24, 2024 06:45 AM MDT
If you are looking for a simple, meaningful gift to celebrate all the important women in your life, here are some of our favorite ideas.
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April 17, 2024 12:26 PM MDT
Facing unmet expectations helped me learn that faith is trusting that the Savior can help you. Hope is believing that He will.
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March 11, 2024 11:38 AM MDT
While working on her uniquely formatted, celiac-friendly cookbook, Kate learned that we don’t need to wait for ‘major revelation’ to follow our passion.
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January 17, 2024 11:49 AM MST
Sometimes we might feel as if we are planted in a challenging place, wondering if we will even last the season.
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December 21, 2023 12:13 PM MST
President Jeffrey R. Holland recently shared a beautiful thought about honoring mothers.
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August 31, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
The experience of feeling torn between two children taught Marilee Killpack about the love of Heavenly Parents.
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August 04, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
“I remember when we brought our first child home from the hospital. That child is lucky to be alive. Animals in the barnyard have more instinct about how to be a mother than I did with that child.”
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June 30, 2023 08:31 AM MDT
“It was not easy to raise Ronnie Rasband, let me tell you. I was busy and high-spirited. In other words, I know I was a handful.”
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June 16, 2023 02:07 PM MDT
“How often do we miss the joy all around us because we have a fear, duty, or disappointment facing us and we can’t see past it?”
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April 24, 2023 12:17 PM MDT
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we thought it was only fitting to compile some of our favorite pieces of art that feature women.
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April 12, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
We love the chance to celebrate women and mothers and remind them of their worth and importance.
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January 13, 2023 03:03 PM MST
When Anne Bednar’s world was rocked by a cancer diagnosis, stories from the Old Testament came alive, teaching her that, truly, “God meant it unto good.”
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September 23, 2022 04:13 PM MDT
On July 10, 2015, 16-year-old Cory Swapp took his own life. Here’s why Cory’s mom has been dedicated to teaching other mothers what she wished she would’ve known.
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September 09, 2022 03:32 PM MDT
When she was a little girl in Iran, Shima Baughman’s mother was imprisoned for her political activism. Baughman has made it her mission to "remember them that are in bonds" (Hebrews 13:3).
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September 06, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Adassa chose to step away from her dream of singing with Disney to pursue her dream of motherhood and a family centered on Christ. And yet God never forgot her childhood wish upon a star.
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June 30, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
My toddler makes it hard to have time for spiritual things, but a recent Instagram video helped me feel more confident in my role as a mother and how I’m spending my time.
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June 27, 2022 12:15 PM MDT
“After a few years of hiding, my cover was blown when I, in full uniform, dropped a child off for school and saw another sister from the ward. The surprised look on her face didn’t help ease my anxiety.”
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June 24, 2022 04:18 PM MDT
On this week’s episode of All In, Alissa Parker shared how she chose to respond in the wake of the horrific shooting that took the life of daughter ten years ago.
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May 26, 2022 11:17 AM MDT
Most of the time, stories from the scriptures bring me peace and strength. But every now and then, I grapple with them and what they mean in my life.
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May 13, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
“A mother looks down at the baby in her arms and realizes that this perfect little infant is trying to wordlessly get her attention. In the sweetness of that moment, the Spirit softly whispers thoughts and impressions to her mind.”
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Fun
May 03, 2022 02:29 PM MDT
“Best of all were the funny stories they would tell about their parents—the kind of stories I know parents would not want their children to tell.”
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May 02, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
No matter how much I read, ask, or prepare, I will never know what it’s like to be a new mom until I’m actually there.
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April 30, 2022 03:08 PM MDT
"Our best mothering happens when we mother authentically—not when we’re trying to do it like someone else."
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April 29, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
When most people think of Mother’s Day, they think of cards and flowers and declarations of gratitude. But, for a large population of women, Mother’s Day can be a day of discouragement.
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April 28, 2022 02:33 PM MDT
“Yes, mothers are honored, revered, and made to be saints—perfect even. But are moms perfect? Is that what is expected of us, needed from us? Will we fail in our role if we are anything less? These are questions many mothers, myself included, have struggled with.”
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April 18, 2022 09:00 AM MDT
Bringing a young child to Sunday church meetings can be an ordeal. Here are a few things that might make that endeavor a little more manageable for parents.
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March 11, 2022 09:50 AM MST
“Will you sit down? I’ve been waiting for someone who would listen to the story of my shoes.”
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August 30, 2021 04:18 PM MDT
Author Taylor Ricks has often relied on unnamed scripture heroes and their examples during her darkest hours. But she’s found that unsung heroes aren’t just in the pages of scripture—they are in our wards and neighborhoods, too.
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August 17, 2021 01:00 PM MDT
I walked into the ER and saw my husband in a wheelchair, slumped over, one eye drooping. I could tell immediately that he was having a stroke.
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March 11, 2021 01:52 PM MST
In this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, MeiLani and her family try to enjoy some time at the beach together while on a work trip. But when rain and snow periodically dampen their plans, they quickly realize that every moment of sunshine should be seized outside. During such a moment of fun in the sun, MeiLani gets a prompting to be near her two children who are paddle boarding in the water. As the weather quickly takes a turn for the worst, MeiLani is forced to watch helplessly as her children struggle to make it safely back to land—until she remembers two words that carried her family through a storm of a different kind.
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January 28, 2021 01:50 PM MST
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would have my long-awaited newborn in the middle of the largest global crisis our generation has ever known.”
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July 15, 2020 07:00 PM MDT
Here are two insights into how women can gain a better perspective about their eternal callings as nurturers.
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May 29, 2020 04:56 PM MDT
Brian Faye has been a full-time film producer for the Church for the past seven years. His writing credits include "The Hope of God’s Light," several of the Book of Mormon videos, and "Suicide Prevention: Choose to Stay." His most recent video, however, published May 28, 2020, took a direction he wasn’t expecting.
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May 12, 2020 12:21 PM MDT
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Latter-day Saint golfer Tony Finau shared a tender animated video that captures the true essence of a mother’s love. Sharing a true story from his life, Finau honors his mother, Ravena Finau, for the sacrifices she made to help him achieve success.
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May 10, 2020 02:30 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, President Bonnie H. Cordon, and Sister Michelle D. Craig share messages of gratitude, honor, and love for all women in commemoration of Mother’s Day on their social media accounts. The leaders highlight the many unique gifts, talents, and power that women bring to move families, communities, and the world for good. They also express their deep gratitude for all women throughout the world who take part in the many unique and diverse facets of motherhood, noting the challenges that often accompany the divine role.
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May 08, 2020 03:29 PM MDT
“While I am just the one asking the questions, I believe I am, in the very act of interviewing these women, doing what I can to be a mother. ”
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May 07, 2020 07:36 PM MDT
What does it mean that Eve was called the mother of all living before she had children? And what does this teach us about the divine role of motherhood?
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May 06, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Perhaps one of the most discouraging struggles women endure is that never-ending battle with our own bodies. A woman’s attitude toward her own body is fraught with misconceptions fueled by a world that celebrates an almost prepubescent female body as the ideal norm. Unfortunately for most of us, time moves on. We are no longer seventeen, a number of children have made their way through our birth canals, and gravity is exerting its inexorable pull. Whenever we look in the mirror, we are reminded of what we are not. Satan would have it just that way. He would have us think that because our bodies do not look a certain, supposedly desirable, way, they are not worth having at all. Thus, we enter into a war with our bodies, hating the very tabernacle our Father has given us, despising the flesh. If Satan can get us to fixate on our bodies, either in vanity or self-loathing, then he has caused us to misunderstand completely the role our bodies play in our salvation.
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March 02, 2020 01:15 PM MST
Marie-Françoise Euvrard was born in Paris, France, and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1960. She is the mother of two wonderful boys whom she and her husband adopted from Nepal. Professionally, she is a piano teacher and translates hymns and songs for the Church. She and her husband, Christian, serve as directors of the visitors’ center adjacent to the temple in Rome, Italy.
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September 27, 2019 01:34 PM MDT
My husband and I recently had our carpets cleaned by a gentleman from Peru who moved to the United States when he was eighteen. After he finished cleaning the carpets, we engaged in what I thought was simple small talk. I asked him about his family, his background, and his transition to the United States. He told me that when he first moved to Utah, he really struggled. There were so many temptations in the United States that did not exist in Peru, he related. “If it were not for the teachings of my mom, I would never would have made it, physically or spiritually.” I asked what his mother did that made such an impact on his life. He responded with a story.
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August 14, 2019 09:07 AM MDT
I have a sweet 20-year-old son who has low-functioning autism. Two years ago, when many of the boys from our ward near his age were opening their mission calls, I remember attending one "letter opening" with mixed emotions.
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June 08, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following article was originally shared on LDS Living in June 2016.
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Fun
May 14, 2019 02:04 PM MDT
Of course, a missionary mom’s heart would melt watching this video, but yours probably will too. Four Elders in the Australia Sydney Mission sent home a video of them lip-syncing a cover of “My Girl” from Anthem Lights, but with a special Mother’s Day twist.
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May 14, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
Like most evenings in the Netherlands, the wind swirled through the small attic room. Wooden beams creaked as the 9-year-old boy knelt and began to pray. Although he had prayed there many times before, this night was unlike other nights in the family home — just one floor beneath him, his mother was giving birth to his younger sister.
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May 11, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Most of the stepmothers I know didn't grow up thinking, "Hey, someday I'm going to be a stepmom. I can't wait." Nevertheless, I grew up to be the stepmother to three and my sister—brave sister that she is—grew up to marry a man who is the widowered father of six. And the reality is, my sister and I both have friends who grew up to be stepmothers as well. If you are a stepmother or know someone who is, here are a few suggestions for making the most of blended family life.
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May 10, 2019 01:29 PM MDT
“My mother passed away in 2006. She was a marvelous woman. I am reminded of Lincoln’s words: ‘All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.’”
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