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Hi I'm Aubree

I'm a Mom and an Irish dance teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an LDS family of 8. We've lived a few different places in the western United States. I graduated with a Bachelors in Music Education and a minor in World Dance. I also took and passed the Teacher's exam for the Irish Dancing Commission in Ireland. I now teach Irish Step Dance to students aged 6 to adult. I love the interactions I have with my students and their families. I married my best friend while still at college. He is a wonderful man and a great father. I am a mom of 3 beautiful children, and I love taking care of them. I also love playing the violin and viola, writing fiction and advice, cooking vegetarian dishes, and reading books.  

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that has been in the church for generations. I guess my conversion was a very organic one, as I learned the principles as a child, questioned them as a teenager, and came to value them as I started my own family. This church is true. It brings me such happiness as I read the scriptures, pray with my family, teach my children about Jesus, and try to live as the spirit directs.

How I live my faith

After I graduated and decided to be a Mom at home to my children, I wondered if I would ever use the skills I attained in Music Education. While I still love playing music and I use my teaching skills elsewhere, I was really glad to recieve a calling my Ward as the Sacrament Meeting Chorister. I select hymns to sing during Sunday meetings, then conduct the songs from the stand. It's been a powerful testimony of the Holy Ghost that we are given gifts from Heavenly Father as we try to fulfill our callings. I have often selected Hymns not knowing exactly why they should be on a specific Sunday, but often another member will comment that that song was exactly what they needed. I feel blessed to be helping God inspire his children.

Who are the Mormons?

Having always been in the church, it's hard to understand why sometimes we're percieved as being at best strange, or at worst, a brainwashed cult. I read the bible, go to church, and try to be honest in all my dealings, just like any other christian. I spend time with my family, work hard at what I do, and strive to be a good friend, like so many other people around the world. I believe in Christ, and his teachings guide how I live my life. I hope that doesn't seem strange.   Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

I'm so glad that I can be a Mother in this generation with the Church as my support. As a teacher, I've seen how students with struggling or broken families have a hard time functioning in this scary world. I'm so grateful that I can be a Mother and teach my children with the guidance and support of a fantastic husband. That seems like a strange answer to a question about Equality, but I'm grateful that as men and women we're not all androgynous clones or droids that all act and think the same way. The Lord knows us each individually, and knows that we as women have an innate desire to nurture, help and love. We are exactly suited to be mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and other special friends.   Show more Show less