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Hi I'm Wendy

I am a mother to 4. I love to inspire and create. I enjoy making short films and have way too many blogs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to three very young crazy boys and one little girl. I love them so much and have found peace in the decision we have made to homeschool them with an emphasis on child-led learning. I have always loved to write and as soon as I learned about blogging I was addicted. I now have a collection of 7 blogs with topics that range from unschooling, to a collection of found hearts, to pop culture, to starting a Christmas revolution! Being married to a cinematographer I have tried my hand at screenwriting; it is tough! So far I've only written and directed one of my short films for a competition... but we won first place out of 44 teams! Currently I am writing, in my spare seconds, a book on how to be happy as a mother and as an individual during the most trying years when your kids are still so little. I don't know what the teenage years are like but the toddler years are tough! My goals in life are to raise happy children, write every chance I get and share my passion for life with others.

Why I am a Mormon

There is nothing that has brought me more peace than my life in this church. As a kid I didn't and probably couldn't understand everything, but I always felt loved and guided through the things that I learned in church, at home and in the scriptures. At one point in my life, my family made the decision to stop attending church for a time. I was only 17 and didn't know what I was supposed to do. I decided to continue attending church, unwilling to let go of the one foundation in my life that seemed to make any sense. But after a few months, I began to doubt that this was what I was supposed to be doing with my life. I just didn't seem to make sense anymore without my family. And one day, as I was sitting waiting for the meeting to start I silently decided that I wasn't going to come back anymore. But my Heavenly Father had another plan for me. For that same day, one of my church leaders pulled me aside to talk with me. I don't remember feeling anything special during that meeting, but when she asked me to be there the next Sunday I agreed. She didn't know how I was feeling and I surely didn't tell her. But when I left that meeting I could almost hear in my heart... "Wendy, this is where I want you to be and I am letting you know." Since that day I have known that I have a loving Father in Heaven who knows me and loves me and wants me to know that. I love my Savior. He is my friend. And he is guiding me back to His Father and my Father. And I love him more than I can express for that.

How I live my faith

At the age of 21 I had to opportunity to serve a mission for the church for 18 months. I served in the New York South Mission, which covered Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. It was a great time in my life where I was able to serve the Lord day and night and preach his gospel to all that wanted to know more. Since that time, I have been able to take the skills that I gained on my mission and use them to teach in Sunday school, to be fearless in reaching out to those who have stopped coming to church and in my home teaching the principles of the gospel to my children. I have also had the opportunity to be a part of the activities committee and put together fun activities, such as the yearly Halloween Party and Christmas Dinner. I love being a part of this because it really brings everyone together. It even gets many who don't attend church regularly, to come out and enjoy the fun, giving me a chance to better get to know them, and that makes all the preparations and decorating worth it.