West of the Hudson

I was just as bothered as my husband was, but I didn't want to let it fester. Maureen Dowd's most recent New York Times article annoyed me. Not because she was poking fun at Mormons. I think members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints need to get better at laughing at the jabs and maybe jabbing ourselves now and again. But I was bothered that she published such misinformation and wrote it off as journalism. ...more

Don't fear the SPANX honey, You're a HERO!

Today I got to go with my daughter to a sacrament meeting given by the special needs youth. She was called to be a buddy and has worked with the special needs mutual since August. I have been to three of these Sacrament meetings now, and each time I walk out to the car after crying off most of my make-up. I look pathetic, but I am smiling. ...more

What do you mean you don't drink Coffee- What would a Mormon in the White House really mean

 I love politics, and I not really sure where this love came from. However, I think it started because of a really great high school history teacher and a deep love for the TV show The West Wing....more

I am a Daughter of God

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Erin, and I am a beloved daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, I have a divine nature and destiny. I am a woman, with an individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose. My identity, purpose, and destiny will be quite different from yours. It is unique to me and designed by my  Creator. There are no flaws in His plan. It is my duty as an obedient and loving daughter to accept and find joy in His plan for me. ...more

The Tie Game


Just Say No to R-Rated Movies

My church has this belief that watching R-rated movies is bad.  I believe that it isn't fair to judge them without understanding them a little better, i.e. watching them and deciding for yourself.  When I brought this up with a church friend, it did not go over well. ...more

How Does This Relate to Me?

Do you ever sit at church and wonder if the talk/sermon being given to you by a guy is for you, when it feels like it's geared towards a man?  Do you ever feel left out completely when talk of blessings and such is brought up?  I do. ...more