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Hi I'm Carin

Mother of 8. I love my job and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a degree in Family Science with a minor in Psychology. As a mother I use my degree everyday in helping my children to learn and develop. I love watching their minds grow and helping them to learn how to make choices and decisions. With my friends, we learn new recipes and cooking skills that help us cut our budgets and feed our families more nutritious food. I love blogging, cooking, sewing, reading, gardening, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the faith. But at some point, each of us has to decide whether we believe the things our parents taught us for ourselves. I have studied the faith and other faiths. I know for myself through personal experience and a witness of the Holy Ghost that the doctrines taught in this church are true. I see and feel the truth of these principles every day in my life and the lives of my children. I am blessed through the gift of my faith to be able to do some really difficult things, that require me to change behavior and become a better person.

How I live my faith

On Sundays I attend church, spend time with my family, write letters, and study the scriptures. On Monday night we stay home as a family where we talk about our faith, pray, sing songs, play games and have a treat. The rest of the week we have family prayers, visit neighbors and friends, give service, try to help out our school communities. As president of our women's organization, I organize opportunities for our community to gather, learn new skills, check on each other to support one another in living our faith and just helping each of us in all of the difficulties life can throw at us. We all need friends.

What do Mormons believe about family?

One of our frequently asked questions is 'why do you have so many children?'. We believe we lived with God as spirits before we came to earth. And that part of coming to earth is the process of receiving a physical body that allows us to grow and develop and experience things we could not as a spirit. We believe it is important for children to come to a home where they are loved and will be taught how to become good people. I love watching them grow and helping them become responsible members of society. We decided to have as many children as we felt we could love, care for, and teach. Show more Show less