The radical Mormon mother, Part II

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  • Dan Maloy Enid, OK
    March 18, 2012 10:50 p.m.

    My wife has been a "radical" Mormon mom for all 19 years she's been a mom. We have 4 kids and ALL of them adore her. She is a stay-at-home mom, loves to talk to all our kids (she's talking right now with our oldest daughter even though it's very late, actually) and I think, most importantly, they LOVE to talk to her. She expects them to work and to treat their siblings with respect. We receive numerous compliments on how polite and responsible our kids are. I give most of the credit to my wife, a "radical" Mormom mom!

  • Gracie Boise, ID
    March 14, 2012 12:37 p.m.

    " perpetuated the idea that to be a homemaker was to be something of a simpleton who could do nothing more than bake a cake and iron a blouse."

    This reminded me of an early Relief Society Homemaking lesson (yes, we actually had them and they were usually wonderful)--'70s vintage--during which the teacher said that with so many new fabrics that didn't require ironing (a chore she particularly hated), we'd be pretty dumb to buy any other fabrics anymore. I noticed the response and kept my dark secret, that I enjoyed the quiet times and great results I got by ironing a lot of clothes. A silly remark, I know, except that these kinds of dismissive ideas among women I admired tended to change our thinking in unhappy ways.

    Again, good work, Tiffany!