Adventures in Ecuador

This post will highlight the adventures Big Ocean delegates had while traveling to Quito, Ecuador for the UN Habitat 3 Conference October 2016. Many women contributed comments to this article via Facebook, text message, conversation, camera, etc. Enjoy! Brittany: My sister Dana is en route to Quito, Ecuador to attend Habitat III, the United Nations conference …

Fostering Conversation

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 inaugural article was written by Salem, who is 14 years old. In the first amendment of the US Constitution, it clearly states: “Congress shall make no law …

Q&A with Julie the Happy Home Fairy

Q&A With Julie the Happy Home Fairy We asked Julie, a mother, Christian, and author at the Happy Home Fairy, some questions about her faith-filled life in Florida. We also asked her about the men and fathers in her life to go with our November tenet, We value the irreplaceable role of fathers and build interdependent relationships with …

Meet Big Ocean: Dana

Dana’s first focus is her family. She is a homeschooling mom of four who loves to spend time with her family hiking, mountain biking, canyoneering and four wheeling.  Dana received a bachelor’s degree from BYU in English and loves reading and discussing good literature. She and her husband run a landscaping company together. She finds life …

The Family and Habitat 3

In the past, the family was broadly understood throughout the world as holding special status and thus meriting specific legal protections. Things have since changed and today the word “Family” is arguably one of the most heated and debated words in in the English language. We see evidence of this in one of the largest …

The Light of Big Ocean

Message from the Board, August 2016 We are at a crucial time in history. All around us we see women seeking to influence society at every level and in most cultural settings throughout the world. Never has there been such emphasis on giving women a voice and encouraging us to stand in our power to change the …

Women in Action: Ann Takasaki

During their family reunion last month, sixty young-adult refugees from Burma joined Ann Takasaki’s extended family for an evening of food, friendship, and shared experience.  She explained, “I wanted these young refugees to understand that their story was similar to ours, and that they have a great future in store.”   Ann, a native of Utah …

Welcome to Big Ocean!

Message from the Board, July 2016 Greetings fellow Big Ocean compatriots! In honor of our first official newsletter, I wish you a warm welcome from all of us in Big Ocean leadership. We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes organizing a robust structure that will give us all a broader, more unified voice as …