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Hi I'm Lauren

I joined the church at 14. I'm happily married and am a mom of five. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a young mom of five. I have three boys, 9, 8 and 3 and two girls, 5 and 6mos. I stay at home to take care of our family I enjoy running, blogging, photography, sewing, scrapbooking, and I have my own little business of making hair accessories for girls PrincessPrittys. I stay busy with taking my kids to their various activities and trying new recipes for dinner and making sure the house stays somewhat clean and organized by teaching the kids to do their part in the family by helping around the house. I love to shop and I love to watch The Young and the Restless...my husband and I love to watch American Idol, The Office, Parks and Rec, and 30 Rock. My kids and I also love Toddlers and Tiaras and my daughter is in pageants. My oldest boys are in Soccer and my kids are just getting into musical theatre plays. I am training right now to run a half marathon in September. My husband and I enjoy going on cruises and we just celebrated our 10 year anniversary.   

Why I am a Mormon

Families are forever. This is what our church is all about. Family. It is the most important thing in the Gospel and everything is based around keeping your family together. Pray together. Play together. Go to Church together. Be sealed in the Temple together forever. The Gospel teaches us to pray and read the scriptures and to have a personal relationship with our Father in Heaven. This is what I want to teach my children and our church helps me do this.

How I live my faith

I am teaching my children to pray to their Father in Heaven as we have family prayer every morning and every day. We also start our day out by reading a few verses from the Book of Mormon. I feel that even though our kids don't complelty understand what we are reading, they get to feel the spirit each day before they begin their day in the world. We are taught it's like putting on a special Armor of God to face the temptations of the world. I also serve as a cubmaster in our Church's cub scout program. Our church supports the Boy Souts of America and knows what a wonderful program this is for our growing boys. It teaches them service to our community and service to our God. We also have a program in our church where young moms can get together every week itth our preschool age children for a singing/circle/and music time. This helps young moms feel a part of a mom's group and is a great way to meet moms in the area. There are many other groups within the church that you can join depending on interests such as book club, excercising, senior sisters luncheons, and craft groups. It is the best way to make new friends that can last forever! It's how I have met many of my closest adulthood friends.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Lauren
 Yes. Through a loving marriage and sealing in one of our many beautiful Temples you can be sealed for time and eterntiy.  Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Lauren
Joseph Smith was 14 years old when he knelt in prayer to ask God which church he should join in Palmyra New York in 1820. Joseph Smith was our first Latter Day Prophet and we honor him. We worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. God used Joseph Smith as an instrument in bringing his church about to the saints that were finally ready for the Church of Jesus Christ in America.  Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Lauren
The Word of Wisdom teaches us how to take the best care of our bodies. It teaches us to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, meat sparingly and keeping our bodies clean and free from harmful things. This includes restriction on alcohol, tobacco, hot drinks, including cofee and tea and illegal drugs and to not abuse prescription drugs. In return Heavenly Father has promised us health and strength and following this wisdom that was revealed to Joseph Smith in 1833, will keep us clean and happy.   Show more Show less