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Hi I'm Kimberly. I'm a mom, a reader, and I love to cook.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an LDS home, and the Gospel has always been an integral part of my life. It has given me direction, strength, and perspective when much of life seemed uncertain. As a young adult I served as a missionary in Uruguay, where it was wonderful to see the peace and purpose the Gospel gave people as we taught them. After my return to the states I began pursuing a masters degree in history. I was preparing to become a history professor, but after meeting and marrying my husband I decided that, much as I loved discussing history with adults, I would grow more and have a greater influence on the world by becoming a full-time mom. My first child arrived a week after I defended my master's thesis, and I've never looked back. Parenting has been a greater mental and emotional challenge than my mission, my studies, or any job I've ever had. It's also more rewarding. Every day has its little frustrations, but I wouldn't pass on the responsibility of teaching my kids what matters, and the joy of sharing their milestones.

Why I am a Mormon

The longer I live, the more grateful I am for the perspective God's plan provides. The Gospel makes sense to me, and it helps me make sense of life. What's more, as I've made an earnest effort to live the Gospel's precepts, I've received countless witnesses that they are true. Occasionally those witnesses are heart-pounding experiences that fill my soul with joy, but most of the time they are just subtle assurances that God lives, that He knows each of us, and that the Gospel is His work to bless and guide us.

How I live my faith

I just try to apply God's commandments and counsel the best I can. There's always something more I could do and sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed, but I know that like any parent my Heavenly Father just expects me to do my best. Every little thing I can do makes my life a bit better, and brings me a bit closer to Him. I feel like this constant, one-step-at-a-time effort is particularly important for my family. My husband and I try to teach our kids the principles they need to navigate life, and we do our best to love and nurture them the way God would in our place. We're not perfect at it, but as we keep trying and seeking God's help I know He will magnify us to be the parents our kids need.