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Hi I'm Kris

I'm an average suburban mom who raises kids, food, and chickens and line dries her clothes for fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have three kids between ages 2-8. I graduated with my degree in History and have been busy raising my kids with it ever since. I love gardening and am an amateur urban homesteader. I believe in sustainability and taking care of the earth. I homeschool my kids and day dream of living "off the grid". We live in a small home and I blog about how we make that work: mostly by getting rid of as much "stuff" as possible. I'm also an avid reader and devour books like chocolate! I'm a big fan of chocolate.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church but I didn't try very hard and took it for granted. I'd always liked learning about other religions and cultures and the one thing I could say was I DID know was that there was a God. When I turned 18 I left and began searching for something else. I read and read and read. I found a lot of things I liked, but mostly I found convenience. After a couple of years of this I decided I hadn't given the LDS church a fair chance and decided to really read the Book of Mormon. I can't describe how, but I knew it was true. I knew it! And if the book was true, everything else fell into place. That solidified it for me. I've had times of activity and inactivity since then, but my faith in that holy book has not wavered and has helped me hold on to my testimony.

How I live my faith

My faith affects my whole life! We are taught to be wise stewards over the earth and I try to do this through urban homesteading. We are working on growing much of our own food and using the resources we've been given wisely. Ever since my first child was born, I've been a regular church attender and participant. Some days it's hard, but those days are the ones I usually get something really good from church. I am our ward's Primary President, which which means I'm in charge of the children's Sunday School and other activities. I love it! I learn a lot from the kids. I try to read my scriptures and pray every day and our family has scripture and prayer time morning and night which we've found has made us all kinder and happier. I still have so much I need to improve on, but I try to focus on what I AM doing right.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Read the Book of Mormon without guile. Be open. If you aren't used to scriptural language, don't give up. It will come. Sincerely pray about it. If there's anything you struggle to know, ask God and give Him time to answer you. He will. I've had different struggles with aspects of Mormonism and if you let it, those molehills can become mountains. But for me it always comes back to my belief in the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less