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Hi I'm Tannie

I'm am an artist, a mother and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mom of two boys, and I used to own my own Graphic Design firm. In 2011 I willingly shut down my business in order to focus more on my family. I felt that greater blessings and benefits would come from raising my kids with purpose and vigilance. I could not do that and run a successful design firm at the same time. Although it was a hard decision, I have not regretted it one bit. I only have to look at the joy on my children's faces and feel the new happiness in my family life to see why it was needed. That doesn't mean I have stopped being creative all together. I have since returned to my roots of fine art. I teach art classes on the side, create my own work, and keep a blog on all the crazy and fun projects our family does. I love art, design, typography and I love what I do. I especially love the clean lines of mid-century art and design. You can see a strong influence from that in a lot of my work. But mostly I LOVE being a mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was born into the church. My parents were Mormon and my Grandparents, all the way back to the beginning of the church. I stay a Mormon because I love the positive influence it has on my life. I love the tools it gives me to help raise kids in this world. I love knowing that I can be with my family for ever. I love the joy of knowing who I am and where I came from. I love knowing that Heavenly Father has a plan for me, and that I am important to him, in a unique and individual way.

How I live my faith

I have worked in many aspects of the church. I have had the opportunity to work with the teenage girls, the women, and the primary children. I have taught in Sunday School, and acted as a local Missionary. In each roll I have had the opportunity to serve and get to know people better then I ever expected. Lasting friendships have been built, and my own faith increased. However, the best way I live my faith, is by allowing it to be a part of myself. My faith is me and I am my faith. It is as a part of me as breathing.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Tannie
Why don't men have babies? I believe that each of us has a role to play on this earth. I believe that while men hold the priesthood, women are mothers. Unfortunately in this society people see that as a negative or something not as important. But motherhood is as much a sacred role as priesthood. One is not better than the other. They are two halves of a puzzle that fit together to create a whole. Mormon women hold many leadership roles and have a powerful influence within the church community as well as the surrounding community. Show more Show less