SW09016: Panel: The Motherlode: Mormon Women Finding Balance in Various Stages of Motherwork

Hillary Clinton’s and Sarah Palin’s history-making political candidacies brought national attention to issues facing many women today: how to balance work (both inside and outside the home), parenting, and home life. Often women find themselves in the crosshairs if their life choices are out of sync with ideals touted by society, church, or their own family upbringing. given the demands of various stages of motherwork, how can we make good decisions and seek balance? What support do we want or need from church, the men in our lives, our friends, and family? How can women support each other–even when we don’t agree on the answers?

Laura Compton, Mary Ellen Robertson, Sharyn Larsen, Janell Tungate