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Andrea R. (Blog Team) is the proud mother of three sons aged 11, 8, and 6. She is currently working as a freelance science writer and blogger while preparing to apply for a PhD program in Science Education. In between working, managing her younger sons and her oldest son's medical needs, she likes to squeeze in a triathlon if she can. Also, her husband rocks.
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Angela (Advisory Board) grew up in Utah, then moved to Minnesota, then came back to Utah, then packed up her husband and four kids and moved to Minnesota--again!-- in the summer of 2010. Although she loves the Land of 10,000 Lakes, she dearly misses Slurpees, Sunday dinners at her Mom's house, and eating a whole entire Cafe Rio pork salad while lunching with her Utah-based Segullah sisters. And yes, she finds it telling that everything she misses about her hometown is somehow related to food. She has an BA in English from BYU, an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, and has taught writing to high school and college students.
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Ashley Dickson (Copy Editor) is a Virginia native now living in Boston. She graduated from BYU with degrees in broadcast journalism and home and family living, then spent three years writing and editing for magazines. She's now working as an editor for a financial research firm while freelance writing and obtaining her master's degree in library and information science. Ashley is happiest when she’s reading at the beach, sweating at the gym, or eating crepes in Paris.
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Blue (Assistant Blog Editor) is a housewife, a mom to two teenage delights, and friends with the very best people on earth. She enjoys flying around the country a little bit every month handing out snacks and drinks to happy passengers (but has yet to administer CPR at 36,000 feet). Favorite pastimes include travel (of course), reading in bed, creating magic and joy in her children's lives, making creative cakes, doing anonymous acts of kindness, and figuring life out one lesson at a time. And oh...like everyone else she knows, she's trying to become a writer (you thought she was going to say "photographer", didn't you?).
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Brooke (Blog Team) is attempting inner om with this writing stuff. Proud to claim four loud children, a patient husband and a fat black cat as family, she feels blessed to be their mommy-- their giver of kisses and baker of cookies. She is ever seeking a good novel and wishing for the sand between her toes, palm trees, the ocean.
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Catherine (Prose Board) has worked as a cherry sorter, file girl, piano teacher, writer, editor, and college professor. She currently works full-time as the art director, events planner, chauffeur, and referee for her four children. She spends a good deal of her time running—be it down the supermarket aisle after an escaped child, around the living room in a heated game of flag football, or on early-morning runs/therapy sessions with her neighborhood friends. She earned her BA and MA in English from BYU and her PhD in English from UMass Amherst.
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Web site: http://bluestockingmama.blogspot.com/
Catherine A. (Blog Team) is a mother of five small children including two sets of twins. She and her husband spent nearly eight years in Northern Virginia, but now call Utah home. She reviews books for Meridian Magazine, writes for Power of Moms, dabbles in poetry and works on the prose editorial staff for Segullah. She blogs about her wild and precious life @ www.wildnprecious.com.
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Dalene (Blog Team) began blogging as a legitimate way to avoid housework and to keep a journal of sorts. In her other life she wants to be excellent at a number of things, but in this one she's settling for baking a mean sour cream lemon pie, keeping most of the points on her
quilt blocks in line, being a loyal friend and aspiring to moments of
goodness as a wife and mother.
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Web site: http://www.compulsivewriter.com
Emily M. (Poetry Board) graduated from BYU in Comparative Literature, but it was long enough ago that most of what she learned has leaked out. She would like to mention other hobbies or interests, but to be honest she spends most of her free time reading (although she does enjoy attempting yoga). She used to blog at hearingvoices.wordpress.com. For now, though, Segullah is her only blogging home, and it's a good one.
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Heather O. (Prose Board) lives in the south with her husband, her two kids, and her wiggly black lab. She is a licensed speech language pathologist, but spends most of her days trying to teach her own kids how to say please and thank you. She is a member of the Segullah Editorial Board, and is the founding member of the blog Mormon Mommy Wars.
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Jennie (Blog Team) was born and raised in Detroit, but is happy to call Austin, TX home now. She majored in Art History and Geography at BYU and graduated a week before having her first baby. There have been five more babies since then. Jennie is an avid baker and tries to fatten up the people she loves. After years of "Mommy this", "Mommy that" Jennie is delighted to finally be waking her brain up for some other use.
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Web site: http://beehiveandbirdsnest.blogspot.com/
Jennie L (Prose Board) is from Salt Lake. Teaching 8th and 9th grade English has taught her many things, including how to sing the parts of speech, and break up hall fights, but perhaps important, spending her days with words and writing continually reinforces their power. She's decided to take her own advice and get out one's comfort zone and write! Give her a beach, some dark chocolate, friends and family and she'll be one happy girl.
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Web site: http://jennieelizabeth.blogspot.com
Jessie Christensen (Assistant Blog Editor) served a mission in Spain and graduated from BYU with bachelor's degrees in Spanish Translation and English, as well as a master's in Spanish Literature. She works full-time at a university library and full-time as a mother to her three children and their two cats. When she has free time she likes to eat and sleep.
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Justine D. (Advisory Board) is a mother to five children, and has a husband lodged somewhere (probably in the den). She is not very fond of speaking of herself in third person.
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Karen After living in UT, HI, CA, DC, VA, WI, & WV, Karen now lives in KS with her family. During the week, she blogs about aging, teaches as an adjunct for WSU's Aging Studies program, and volunteers with older adults. On Sundays she tries to use hypertext literacy to teach teens about ancient scriptures.
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Kathryn Soper (Founding Editor) is the author of the memoir The Year My Son and I Were Born (Globe Pequot Press, 2009) and the editor of four published anthologies. She contributes to Mormon forums from Meridian Magazine to Sunstone on a variety of topics including gender issues, disability, mental health, sexuality, family life, and spirituality.
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Kellie (Blog Team) lives way on the other side of the planet in her native Australia and gives thanks for the internet regularly. She loves books, her boys, panna cotta, collecting words, being a redhead and not putting things in order of importance when listing items. She credits writing at selwynssanity.blogspot.com as a major contributing factor to surviving her life with sanity mostly intact, though her (in)sanity level is subject to change without warning.
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Leslie (Art Director) In her pre-diapering days, Leslie earned an MS in Marriage and Family Studies from BYU. This entitled her to mold the minds of impressionable college students in rambling six-hour lecture courses and travel the world as child life specialist. She now passes the seasons in a quaint Massachusetts town with her husband, Allen, and three young sons. She spends her days encouraging play, championing global causes, and whipping up a mean R2D2 cake. She savors her nights, stealing away to her studio to paint.
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Web site: http://www.smartmama.blogspot.com/
Linda (Prose Board) splits her time between the mountains of Utah and the prairies of Illinois, generally confounding the postal service. She compiles inspiring collections of LDS women talking about topics dear to (or prickly in) LDS women's hearts (visiting teaching, Relief Society, motherhood, etc.) through Cedar Fort Publishing. Her latest is "Muffins & Miracles: Church Service in the Real World." She also writes for children ("Come with Me on Halloween"), illustrates, writes poetry, plays with fabric and can be bribed with dark chocolate.
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Lisa G. (Poetry Board) is mother to six and grandmother to eight and lives on five forested acres in the Pacific Northwest.
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Melissa Y. (Emerita) is a native of Utah and currently resides in Mapleton with her husband and four children. She graduated from BYU with a degree in communication studies and a music minor. She loves to dabble and knows a little about a lot of things but not a lot about anything.
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Melissa M (Advisory Board) grew up in Australia and California and now lives in Provo, Utah with her husband, four children, and their dog, Daisy. She served a mission in Peru and has a BA and MA in English from BYU. She loves reading, writing, and quiet afternoons. She does not love grocery shopping. Now that two of her children attend BYU and her youngest children are in high school and junior high, she is trying to adjust to this "emptying nest" stage and still wondering how it snuck up on her so fast.
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Melonie (Poetry Board) When not out on errands, Melonie lives in a small white house with a bearded husband, one bagpiper, one Spelling Bee champion, one Irish dancer, and one "Angry Birds" addict. They call her "Sweetheart" or "Mom." She is pleased with both titles. She received her M.Ed from the University of Utah and has taught school and writing classes. She has lived in El Salvador, Italy, and Germany, but her favorite place is a hidden spot in the Uintahs. She has had too many strange hobbies and interests over the years to list here, but she is currently into inventing recipes and looking for a different house to live in than the small white one. She blogs at www.meloniesmind.blogspot.com when something funny happens to her, which she wishes was more often.
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Michelle L. (Blog Editor) never folds laundry and her car is a mess. She runs through the streets of Salt Lake City, UT, takes lots of photos, plays Uno with her five fabulous boys and buys way too many dresses for the little princess. Her husband is the most romantic man in the world because he does all the Costco shopping AND hauls it into the house (sorry to make you jealous girls). She writes at Scenes from the Wild.
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Rosalyn (Prose Board) currently lives in Southern Utah with her husband and three small children, where she teaches writing part-time at the local university. She has a BA in English from BYU, and an MA and PhD (also in English) from Penn State. She served a mission in the Hungary Budapest mission. In her spare time (what's that?) she likes to read, write, try new recipes (as long as she doesn't have to clean up), watch movies with her husband (British period drama is her favorite), go for walks, and generally avoid anything that resembles housework.
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Web site: http://anequivalentcentreofself.blogspot.com/
Sandra (Prose Board) recently moved to Texas by way of Baltimore and San Francisco and is adjusting to life in the suburbs. She loves sunlight, color, and expensive dark chocolate. She devours cookbooks like novels and writes a bit at www.section89.com.
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Shelah (Managing Editor) doesn't know how to say "no." That's why she's training for another marathon, throwing together a Sharing Time, writing a blog post, and trying to get a batch of cookies in the oven before the kids get home from school. If you ask her to write an article or bring dinner to someone, she'll be sure to say "yes" to that too. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and six kids.
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