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Hi I'm Charlotte

I'm a wife & mother. I love photography, healthy eating and cloth diapers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to a physical therapist and I stay at home with my three beautiful children. I have a degree in psychology, but have mostly worked as a freelance graphic designer since graduation. I quit working altogether when I became pregnant with our third child. I enjoy photography, cooking, running, and I successfully grew spinach in my garden last year. Next goal: peppers.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a mormon- my family has been in the church for generations. So that's where I got my foundation. When I reached high school, however, I had a lot of doubts and questions. Some of my close friends were choosing alternate paths. I was confused about a lot of things. Then someone encouraged me to pray about it. They told me, "Either Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ, and restored the gospel to the earth, or he didn't. It's that simple." It seemed simple enough, so I took their advice. I prayed and asked to know if it was true. The feeling that overcame me was like nothing I had ever felt before. It made me cry. I knew, without a doubt in my mind, that it was all true. It wasn't a hope or a belief anymore. I knew. And because I knew, it changed who I was. It changed what I did. As I've continued to read the Book of Mormon and study the gospel, and as I've tried to live my life as Christ would have me live, I continue to receive those feelings of confirmation. I have so much peace in my life, knowing that my Savior died for me and that I can live with my family for eternity. No matter what happens in life or whatever hardships I go through, I know that it will all be okay. I know that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ (see Romans chapter 8).

How I live my faith

Right now I work with the children, ages 3-11, at church on Sundays. I help teach them about Christ through stories, activities, and songs. I love working with the kids. I love listening to them sing and pray. They are so pure and such good examples for me. I am continually surprised by how much THEY teach ME about Christ.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

The truth of it. Any person who sincerely desires to know the truth will find it. And it's found in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

A ward is our congregation, our perish. They are divided up geographically, kind of like school districts in the US. Depending on where you live, you are assigned to attend a particular ward. Stakes are made of several wards in a particular region, just like there may be several high schools in the same school district. A branch is basically a small ward. Branches are common in areas where there are few members of the church, or where there may be a small congregation of those who speak a different language. My stake has a spanish speaking branch in it. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes, I really believe it. If God is the same yesterday, today and forever, then why wouldn't He have a prophet today? Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is a revelation that our prophet Joseph Smith received regarding how to take care of our bodies. It warns against the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee & tea, and encourages healthy foods. Some may look at the Word of Wisdom as restrictive, but I've always counted it as a blessing. Addiction is so destructive, both physically and spiritually- not to mention all the scientifically documented health risks. For me, it's just not worth it. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

We live a lot like anybody else does. We go to work, pay our mortgage, play sports, blow out birthday candles, and barbeque with friends. A few things that make us stand out: We go to church every Sunday and, as part of keeping the Sabbath Holy, we try not to spend money on Sundays or participate in extra-curricular activities. We try to reserve Sunday for family, reflection and worship. We also try to reserve Monday night as Family Night, where we have discussions about the gospel and do activities together. I admit that life is busy and it doesn't always happen, but we try. We also don't drink alcohol, coffee or tea, and we don't smoke. Show more Show less