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Hi I'm Amy

I 'm a wife, mother, and blogger. I have lived in many cities and know that Christ's gospel is the same in all of them!

About Me

My husband Rob and I have been married for 15 years and now have 4 children. We met while attending BYU and after we graduated, left Utah and moved with our 2 young children to North Carolina for Rob's law school education. Our third child was born towards the end of law school, and after graduation we moved back to my home state of California, only further south near Los Angeles where our fourth child was born. Long story short, we have moved to four different cities in the last seven years, living in LA County, Orange County, San Diego County and now Ventura County. We have become experts at making new friends and finding our way around a new town. It is hard to move around a lot. Especially for the kids, (and their mom that has to register them for school and find new doctors etc.) and we are hopeful that this is where we will stay for a long time. I started blogging a few years ago, but have taken a break from it for about a year now and hope to get back on the wagon writing more regularly. I stay at home with my kids and enjoy watching them learn and grow into happy adults. Of course there are days when the tantrums outweigh the smiles, but I do believe that mothering is the best work I can do. Now that my youngest is in kindergarten I am able to help more at school, which is really fun because I love being around kids, and watching their eyes twinkle as they learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon because my parents were. They taught me the importance of family, of spirituality, and strong moral values. As an adult I have gained a strong faith and a comfort in knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and gave all of us the wonderful opportunity to live on Earth, become the best we can be, and then return to live with Him.

How I live my faith

I serve as a leader in the children's organization of the church, called Primary. Every year Primary has a new theme, and now in 2012 we are focusing on "Choose The Right." I enjoy being there and teaching the children through lessons and songs. Our family goes to church every week and I feel so blessed to have so many others there that are also interested in my children and encouraging them to live faithfully. My older children are very involved with the youth program and our son attends Boy Scouts and other youth activities once a week. It is joked about that there are a lot of meetings that come with being a Mormon, but I really appreciate the level of commitment and organization that goes into the church programs. Our family reads a scripture passage or uplifting quote together each morning and then we kneel to have a family prayer. We also use Monday night as a family night to be together and share time learning about the Gospel and having fun. I have started a blog called "Generation Clean" where I post things that I believe are uplifting, informative, and helpful to anyone wanting to raise a happy family. I feel like Heavenly Father blessed us with things like technology that can bring us closer together and can unite those with similar interests. Along with that blessing comes the choice for people to abuse it and find things that will make them miserable. I hope that with my blog I can share with others the things that work to make me and my family happy.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Amy
No, we do not. We worship God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was a prophet called by God to bring back the full gospel that left the earth when all of those holding authority from God had died. We believe that God called Joseph Smith to lead as the first prophet for our time much like He called on Moses to be a prophet and leader in Bible times. Since Joseph Smith, we have always had a prophet with authority to teach God's word. We do not worship our current prophet either, but we do honor and revere him as the highest authority on Earth to teach God's will. Show more Show less