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Hi I'm Jenn

I'm a wife and mom of two. I have a PhD in biomedical sciences. I'm a gluten-free blogger. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am lucky to be a stay-at-home mom to two young children, a boy and a girl. So my life is full of piano lessons and karate, laundry and dishes, homework and bedtime stories, and all the other joys and challenges that come with that job. Before we had kids I finished a graduate program in biomedical research. Then I hung up my lab coat and now work occasionally as a freelance science writer. I also spend a lot of time figuring out (and blogging about) how to feed my son who's on a gluten-free diet.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family that loved the Gospel and taught us the joys of following our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. Throughout my life as I have faced difficult times - moving, health problems, heart break, financial worries, etc - I have only been able to endure them because of my faith. "For I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day" (Alma 36:3). My mom fought breast cancer for eight years before she passed away in 2004. She was the ultimate example to me of choosing a positive attitude and trusting in her Savior. I know that this life is not the end and that I will be with my mom again. The Church also provides a support system of "neighbors" who serve each other. We may live far away from immediate family members, but we have been cared for through major challenges by our "brothers and sisters" at church. Our Father in Heaven knows me and loves me. I know that God still speaks to us today. We have a living prophet and living apostles of Jesus Christ on the earth today, just like in biblical times. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture, and that together with the Bible it testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and that He truly lives.

How I live my faith

Through baptism, I made a promise to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I strive to be loving, kind, and generous with all people. I believe in being honest and in keeping my word. I believe in working hard and always giving my best, in constantly learning, and in facing obstacles with faith. I try to keep my body healthy and strong, because it is a gift from God. I live within my means and prepare for the future. I place my priorities with my family, because I know that those family relationships can last for eternity. I teach my children who they are and why they are here. I try to make my home a place of peace and a refuge from the troubles of the world. We pray together as a family each morning and evening. We read the scriptures with our children. We find ways to serve and help others.