Currents June 2020

Over the years, I have gained a better appreciation for Father’s Day. I believe that it’s a reminder that good men and fathers are important, and that fatherhood deserves to be honored. I have come to appreciate the examples of good fathers in my life: a beloved uncle, my husband, sons-in-law, nephews, and friends’ fathers.…

Grand-Fathering

As we move into June and Big Ocean Women take time to recognize and appreciate the roles played by men in our lives, I want to share a quote with you from Mario Cuomo. “My favorite thought about Abraham Lincoln is he believed in two things: loving one another and working together to make this…

Cottage Industry: St. George Signature – Service With a Smile

Like nearly everything related to Big Ocean Women, the newly formed St. George, Utah cottage began with one person inviting friends to attend a Big Ocean meeting or activity. Cathy Mauluulu, a cottage leader and committee member and a close friend of Gloria Boberg, encouraged her and Allison Stingley to attend the U.N. Civil Society…

On Being a Boy Mom

Some years ago, (more than I like to admit) when I was a fairly new mom of four tiny humans coming in rapid succession, two little girls, and then two little boys, I met an older woman, another mother who had several grown children of her own, someone who wanted to chat about our babies,…

A Tribute to Good Fathers

I’ve always been impressed by my father’s consistent patience and optimism. Even in the darkest of situations, he would portray optimism among his frustrations. I also consider myself very lucky to have a good dad, as I know many people are not that lucky–including my father himself.  My grandpa was the stereotypical distant, absent father…