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Hi I'm AnnaMarie.

I'm a stay-at-home mom to two girls and twin boys. I'm a lover of books, organizer, scrapbooker, and blogger. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 30! I'm from a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I grew up in a family of 10 people. My Dad still lives at home in Ironwood. I have a brother and his family just 20 minutes from me, a sister and her husband near Washington, DC, a sister and her husband, and a brother and his wife at college, a brother serving a 2-year mission in Russia, a sister living as an exchange student in Chile, and a mom and a sister waiting for us all in the next life. I met my husband at BYU and feel lucky to be part of his family. We got married, graduated, worked, got him through med school, and now are working (and repaying loans) for "real." I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my two girls and two boys. In this day and age, we stay-at-home moms feel a lot of pressure to work, to teach our children how to do a hundred things, to expose them to various experiences. One of the things I really appreciate about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the guidance I receive through personal revelation because of the Gift of the Holy Ghost, from Church leaders including the Prophet, and from the scriptures on how to teach and raise my children to be like our Savior. I love being a mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because I was born to two loving parents who believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ taught in this church. Their example of love and dedication to each other, us kids, and to their church responsibilities made a lasting impression. I am a Mormon today because I have come to know, through experiences in my own life, that our Savior lives. God is personally interested and involved in our lives. He answers my prayers and knows my struggles and joys. Especially as a mother, I have learned how deeply God loves us, His children. I feel his guidance as I ask him for help in teaching my rambunctious girls to love him, others, and themselves. I know he knows and loves me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best example I can. I try to be like Jesus Christ. I serve my ward members and neighbors. I feel my most important role is as a wife and mother and endeavor to do my best. There is so much my kids will learn from the world, and I want them to see my faith and example before them first and foremost through their lives. I am daily grateful for a living prophet who guides us in these uncertain times as I decide what and how to teach my children.