2017 Youth Delegation Presentation at CSW

We hope you enjoy this recorded presentation from our 2017 Big Ocean Youth Delegation. They presented at a parallel event to the Commission on the Status of Women at the Untied Nations in New York City March 14, 2017. 8 Millennials share views on faith, family and motherhood in New York during the Commission on …

Meet our CSW Youth Delegates!

We are so excited to be sending our very first youth delegation this March to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Our youth delegation team and their committed leaders have been working very hard for several months to prepare for this exciting opportunity. During CSW we will be sharing updates on their …

Exciting news about Cottage growth!

We are so excited to announce that we are launching a cottage training program to more efficiently grow cottages. Our Board and executive committees have spent the past several months creating basic training materials that will enable us to more effectively train cottage leadership and grow cottages. Over the next year we will be working …

Third Annual Delegation to CSW

This month marks the third year we will be attending the United Nations commission on the Status of Women as an official Big Ocean delegation! This year Big Ocean is taking two outstanding delegations! As usual, we will be attending as a leadership body and will  be presenting on Big Ocean maternal feminism. Also, for the …

Breastfeeding, Women, and Abundance Theory

Contributing author Lacey Parr. Breastfeeding is one of my passions. My personal experiences through pregnancy, birth and lactation have empowered me and helped me feel real love for my body and for the procreative powers given me. I have increasingly felt connections to ancestors and other women around me through these shared privileges that have …

Meet Big Ocean: Kaloni

Kaloni Jensen is owner and event planner of Cherry Creek Events. She also teaches Family Life Education Workshops through her blog Forever Chalae. Kaloni received a BS from BYU-Idaho in Marriage and Family Relations, and certificate in International Event and Wedding Planning from QC Event School. She is an aspiring author with her first book, Holding On to …

Habitat 3 Success

November 2016 Board Message I am so grateful to report that our Big Ocean delegation was tremendously successful as they attended and presented at the global event, UN Habitat 3, in Quito, Ecuador. Many things were accomplished and our delegates: – Distributed Days for Girls kits and taught menstruation programs to schools and a foster home for young …

Tamra Hyde

At eighteen, Tamra Hyde made one of the hardest choices any person can ever make. She chose to place her son for adoption. Tamra explained, “There are so many misconceptions floating around about birth-mothers. People think we don’t want our children. Placing my son for adoption was the hardest post painful thing I’ve ever done. …

Interdependent Family

This article is one in a series of the “Young Voices of Big Ocean.” These articles were written by teens who believe in faith, family, and motherhood. This article was written by Eden, who is 14 years old. Interdependent Family A little while ago, my family had a crazy day. My sister and I had …

Adhari from Oman

In this faith-filled series, we hope to capture how faith leads women to make an impact in their communities. We asked Adhari, a mother, a Muslim, a physician, and a PhD cancer researcher in Muscat, Oman, “How has your faith empowered you to do good in the world?” I met Adhari when our children were in preschool together. She …