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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a vegan health nut, a fitness addict, a crafter, a wife and mother of two kids, a Christian, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of two kids and I love what I do, most days. Raising kids can be an uphill battle but the joy of it all is like nothing else. I'm a vegan (whole food plant based) blogger addicted to healthy eating and fitness. I like to make things, anything, from scratch using my own designs, recipes, and ideas. My days consist of working out, taking kids to school, picking up after kids, playing at the park, and making sure somehow everyone gets a healthy meal now and then. Sometimes the days are incredibly long and I can't wait for bedtime and then sometimes the days feel like a little slice of Heaven. Those are the days that I really feel like I catch a glimpse of the love that our Heavenly Father must have for us. And those are the days that recharge me and keep me going.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have a strong pioneer heritage. I was baptized when I was 8 years old, and have continued to attend church throughout my life. But I feel like we all come to our own conversion at different times in our lives, whether we were born into it or not. There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to choose to stay true to their core beliefs or turn away from them. For me, it was when I graduated from high school, moved away from home, and began attending college. I had a lot of friends that stopped going to church and claimed they didn't believe in it anymore. I once tried taking that approach, but there are some things in life that you just know to be true. And I knew deep down inside that I could not deny those feelings. I had a testimony of this restored church and I couldn't turn away from that. I choose to stay true to the gospel of Jesus Christ because of the peace it brings into my life and the love that I feel for my Savior Jesus Christ. Sometimes it's not easy. Even now, several years later living in Los Angeles, there is a lot of temptations all around me every day, but I have seen and felt so much happiness in my life and the life of my family when I make the choice to live a good, clean life and to keep the commandments. By doing this I feel a greater purpose in life. I know that Heavenly Father has bigger things in store for us but it's up to us to choose which way we want to go.

How I live my faith

I try to do my best to live my faith everyday. I'm not perfect, so certainly I make a lot of mistakes. I attend all my church meetings (3 hours every Sunday) and serve faithfully in the callings (church assignments) I am given. Currently I am serving as the Primary Music Leader, teaching music to kids ages 18 months on up to 11 years old, and honestly I believe it's the best calling in the Church and tailor made just for me. I don't know a lot about music, but I love music. And thankfully kids don't care if I mess up. I spend a good chunk of my Saturday's putting together games and posters and activities that will keep the kids entertained and engaged each week. I love seeing the excitement in the kids eyes when they feel the spirit of a song. And nothing quite helps you to feel the spirit like music does. Especially when they are singing a song about our Savior Jesus Christ. These kids are a lot closer to the Spirit then us older folks are and hearing their testimony as they sing these songs is truly a gift from God. I am also a visiting teacher, which means that I have a list of about 3-5 other women from my ward (local area congregation) that I "check in on" once a month. I'm not always successful, I may miss a month now and then, but I know that this is an important job. It gives me the chance to get to know these women in a whole new light. I feel a sense of responsibility to watch out for them and their families and find ways to help them thrive in the gospel.