A Discussion on the Global Status of Women

Written with contributions from Marin Bryce A contingent from Big Ocean Women attended a wonderful event on February 19. The event, organized  by Utah Valley University’s Women and Leadership Project, featured Dr. Valerie Hudson, a political science professor, and Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities and second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency…

Cottage Industry: Houston Rides Again

Houston rides again! Following up on their “Screenagers” event in April 2019, January saw this dynamic cottage bringing Collin Kartchner from www.savethekids.us to discuss the connection between social media and screen addiction to the rise in teens’ mental health ailments and declining self-esteem. The event, marked by mammoth fund-raising efforts and a partnership with a…

Cottage Industry: Shared Respect and Gifts between New Friends

The Provo Cottage joined forces in December with others to gather household items for refugees from Afghanistan.  That’s the condensed version of what they accomplished, but certainly not the complete story. They showcased this month’s tenet, “We are each unique and innately worthy of respect.” The tenet description adds, “… individual worth is not contingent…