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Hi I'm Tamara

I'm a piano teacher, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born and raised in sunny California and have been living on the East Coast with my husband and six children for the past eleven years. My many responsibilities keep me busy but I wouldn't want it any other way. I'm blessed to be a stay at home mom and a piano teacher. I love to read, garden, and be outdoors. I recently started running and while I can't say that I enjoy running, I love being able to spend time with my husband as he is helping me train for my second 5k race in the fall. I've started going back to school and am excited to be pursuing my Bachelors degree in Marriage and Family Studies. It's been an adjustment for our family as the children are getting used to mommy having to take time to do her homework and study but I know that my example will help teach them the importance of education.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church and I am thankful for the example of my parents. I was never pushed or pressured but was taught with love and encouragement. It was my choice to make and when I was eight years old I chose to be baptized by my father. As I have had the opportunity to learn more about my ancestors I am thankful for their commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ and their sacrifices as they left their counties to gather with the saints and be in a land where they were free to worship without persecution. Their examples have show me the importance of standing up for what you believe in. While my battles are different from theirs, their examples help me to know that I too can have the courage to be bold in standing up for my beliefs.

How I live my faith

Moving to the East Coast was a hard adjustment for our family. It was our first time living away from our family who are on the West Coast. Our first Sunday at church calmed all my fears. I immediately felt at home and was excited to be happy and involved. I love the association with good people who are trying to raise their families as disciples of Jesus Christ. I am blessed to be able to use my musical talents to serve in our congregation. Although I am technically not a organist, I have taught myself to play the organ and play for our congregation each Sunday. I also accompany the children's choir and the congregation choir. The place that I love to serve the most is with the children. Their simple faith is a strength to me. With my four youngest children attending the same elementary school I always look for opportunities to be involved in the school. I have spent the last several years volunteering in the library once a week and reading to the younger classes that come in. When some of the other mothers find out that I have six children they are shocked and then are even more shocked when they find out I don't drink coffee. One mother said to me, "You have six children and you don't drink coffee? You must drink heavily at night then!" This gave me an opportunity to talk a little about the word of wisdom. I have learned that I don’t need to be afraid of being different. Walking around the store with my family we stand out and that’s ok. I’m proud of who I am and I’m loving being a mom!