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Hi I'm Kristen

I grew up in a small town in central Utah. I spend my days home with my kids trying to be a good mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young stay-at-home mom in a small town in Utah. Growing up, I doubted I would be able to be a stay-at-home mother. Even while I was completing my bachelor's degree, and while working after graduation, I thought it would be too difficult for me to give up my job and be "just a mom." That all changed when I became a mother. After my first child was born and I had to go back to work to support my family- my husband was still completing his undergraduate degree- the desire to be home with him kept growing. Finally, when I was expecting our second child, we were in a situation where I could give up my job. It has been a difficult transition. I still have days where I wonder if I accomplished anything worthwhile at the end of the day. But I know what I am doing is important. I am so blessed to be in a situation where I am able to be home with my children.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel. I love the emphasis on family- the goal is to be together forever. I am grateful for the relationship I can have with the Savior Jesus Christ. As a mother, I am especially grateful for the examples I find in the scriptures of effective parenting and teaching. I am blessed to learn from the greatest teacher of all- Jesus Christ. I don't know what I would do without the Priesthood power in my home and the blessings of the temple.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite parts of my daily walks around the neighborhood is hearing the kids shout out to me "Hello, Teacher!" I teach music to the children in our ward. Not only do I teach them the basics of music (singing softly, singing loudly, fast, slow, etc), but I teach them the principles of the gospel through the words of the songs. Hopefully I am instilling a love of good, uplifting music in the children in my community that will stay with them long after I am no longer "Teacher". I am also a visiting teacher, which gives me the opportunity to visit other women in my neighborhood. I enjoy this opportunity to get out of my house and have uplifting conversations with other women.