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Hi I'm Laurellee

I'm a stay at home mom with three busy boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Before I was a mom, I worked in litigation consulting. I traded in my laptop for a diaper bag and haven't done much else since. As my boys have gotten out of the baby years, I've been able to find hobbies that help me as a mom. I love to cook and try new recipes and techniques. I'm learning to sew. I'm slowly getting the hang of managing our small yard and having a vegetable garden. Mostly I do a lot of laundry, wipe a lot of noses, make a lot of sandwiches and enjoy watching my boys discover the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to Mormon parents and was raised in the church - attending Sunday meetings was mandatory, we had family prayer every morning and night, we read the Book of Mormon together every day. But until I was married with three small children, I felt like I was just participating in my parents' religion. I didn't really feel....like it was mine, I guess. When I had three children aged three and younger, I was asked to teach doctrinal classes for the women's group at church. I was overwhelmed! How would I find the time to prepare lessons? What would I do with my children while I taught? But mostly, I wondered how could I, after a lifetime of being present in the church without ever really being IN the church, teach a room full of women who knew so much more than I did? And so, for the first time in my life, I really started looking more closely and deeply at my own religion, about the things the church teaches and the things my heart feels. I read the Book of Mormon again, but for the first time ever I was reading intently, studying and searching and praying to find truth. The lessons I was teaching were from the teachings of Joseph Smith, the prophet who restored the gospel. My testimony of his work and his calling as a prophet grew. My testimony of the Book of Mormon grew. Why am I a Mormon? Because I know it is true. Because it challenges me, it makes me grow and reach and become more than I ever could have been on my own. Because after a lifetime of feeling incomplete, I have found the thing that makes me whole - the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by working wherever I am needed - by taking dinner to a family who is struggling with a serious illness, by teaching classes in our women's organization, by driving trucks around the nursery with the toddlers and vacuuming up the cracker crumbs after snack time. I think the most important way I live my faith is by being a mom and teaching my children about God and His plan for each of us.