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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a wife, a stay-at-home mom to 5 children, a business owner, and a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for nearly 9 years. We have 5 children, ages 7, 6, 4, 2 and brand new! We recently began homeschooling. I've created my own line of modern cloth diapers which I sell online directly from my home. I enjoy creating art through graphic design, oil painting and quilting, and I play the violin and piano. I enjoy learning about women's health and natural parenting. I have had three home births, am an advocate for natural childbirth and I hope to someday become a midwife once my children are older.

Why I am a Mormon

The strength and encouragement I feel from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ on a daily basis is undeniable for me. Everyday life with four small children is extremely challenging. When I get discouraged I prayer for strength and I feel His spirit pour over me with comfort and love. Sometimes I feel it in a quiet moment of solitude, after my children have gone to sleep at night. Other times it's my children who remind me of His love through their actions or kinds words. I believe that the family was created by a loving God to assist both parents and children in becoming like Christ. I believe that families are meant to be eternal units and that through the sealing ordinances found in LDS temples we are able to be sealed together for time and all eternity, so that when we pass on we will still be husband and wife, mother and father, brother and sister. I have a burning testimony of Heavenly Father's plan for families to be together forever. The simplicity of my children's needs is a constant reminder of what is really important in life. I feel strongly that our bodies have been created by a supreme being who loves us more than we can understand. The awe I feel when I nurse my baby to sleep at night at the amazing things my body has done for her makes it impossible to deny the existence of a God who created us in love. I am a Mormon because I was taught as a child of Christ's love for me, and of the values we need to live by in order to be exceptionally happy. I have always tried to follow these teachings and have found more happiness than I could have imagined for myself. I have a peaceful feeling inside when I read the scriptures or listen to the prophet speak. This feeling lets me know that what I'm reading and hearing is true. It's simple. I can't deny what I feel.

How I live my faith

My children and I read scriptures together as part of our home school every day. We also attend our church meetings every Sunday and hold a family home evening on Monday nights. I serve as the secretary in the Primary presidency in my ward. Primary is what we call our classes for children ages 18 months to 12 years. I keep records of attendance and assist with making schedules and planning activities for our Primary aged children. I've found that the best way for me to keep up my faith is to remember Christ in my mind throughout the day and to pray in my heart frequently. I try to keep an eternal perspective and pray for guidance with the choices I make concerning my family, the rules I enforce and the way I discipline my children. I do my best to be gentle with their sweet, innocent little spirits. As I crawl out of bed to the sound of one baby or another crying in the morning I offer a prayer in my head that my day will go well and I will remember my purpose as a mother and wife. I always ask Heavenly Father to help me have a productive day and to help me to make choices that are pleasing to Him. I try to be patient and not lose my temper. I try to help my children show Christlike love to each other as well. I try to find ways to serve my husband. In one way or another it seems that these things are on my mind nearly constantly throughout the day. It helps me to make better choices, though I'm far from perfect.