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Hi I'm Anita

I'm a thirty-something mom just trying to get it right.

About Me

I am 35 years old. In many ways I am your average, everyday housewife. I've been married over 12 years, have 4 kids and a dog. I'm good at cooking, numbers, and organizing; not so good at sewing, gardening, or spring cleaning. I love a good strategy game and music really moves me. I daydream about household projects that I never seem to have the time or money to do. I'm also a homeschooler for my elementary age kids. Do I love it? Most of the time, yes! We've recently let our oldest daughter go back to public school in the 6th grade, and I'm busy trying to find the best way to keep close to her as she embarks on this journey called "adolescence". The one thing I enjoy the most is music: singing it, writing it, performing it. It moves me in a way that very few things do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon today because I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. The teachings of the gospel have brought me closer to Jesus Christ, and help me to be a better mother, daughter, citizen, and friend. Although I was born into this church, I did not decide to read the Book of Mormon for myself until I was in college. As I began to read, my life began to change. My parents had divorced when I was 11, and as a teenager I had chosen some of my friends unwisely. I often felt broken and sad. However, as I read the Book of Mormon I found peace and began to feel whole again. I knew that Jesus was my Savior, and that he could heal me.

How I live my faith

I love to serve in the church. I have had the chance to plan activities for the women's organization, organize and attend Girl's Camp for girls ages 12-18, and even teach an early-morning scripture study class to high school students. I've also been the choir director and involved in the music program. Currently, I work with the kids ages 18 months to 12 years - a hectic assignment that has taught me that comfortable church shoes are a MUST. But I am happiest when I'm serving.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Often Mormons live just like any other good Christan would. We try to do the right things, but we are far from perfect. However, there are a few things that are different from other churches. In general, Mormons don't drink alcohol or smoke, and we don't drink coffee or tea. We also believe in not shopping, dining out, or working unnecessarily on Sundays as part of keeping the Sabbath Day holy. Show more Show less