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Hi I'm Jenn

I work from home but consider my most important job that of mom. I'm raising four girls and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents were divorced when I was four years old. My mom remarried and my stepdad raised me and my younger sister, loving us as his own. Growing up we moved almost every two years, making junior high and high school interesting and, at times, difficult experiences. My sister and I were sometimes the only Mormons in our schools. Despite the sometimes difficult transitions, we grew closer as a family. We lived in beautiful resort communities as my dad was often the general manager of such communities. After graduating from a Texas high school, I attend four years of Brigham Young University where I studied interior design and then journalism and finally graduated with a degree in English. I was lucky enough after graduating to land a job working for WordPerfect magazine as an assistant editor. My junior year of college I met and married someone who has loved and taken care of me for over 20 years. He works and supports our family so I can stay home and be a full-time mom, something I love and cherish more than I ever thought I would. I am the mother of four wonderful daughters and love, love being at home for them when they come home from school each day. We love to spend time together as a family, especially Sunday nights when we read and play games together. A favorite memory my children have is playing games on a stormy, Arizona night, running in the rain and then promptly being thrown into the swimming pool by their dad, in their Sunday clothes no less.

Why I am a Mormon

I was asked this so many times growing up and thus had to “defend” my religion in each new town to which we moved. I stood up to those who would criticize me and my way of life. Little did they know they were only strengthening my beliefs! Being a Mormon helps me teach my family good values. I love reading the scriptures and what I learn from them each and every time I open them up. I find answers to my life’s questions and problems almost every time I read. I know the scriptures are from God. Being a Mormon is about family, it’s about me teaching my children where they came from and why they’re here. It’s about holding family meetings and setting goals as a family. It’s about showing my girls my love for them and my desire to be with them forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to keep the commandments. I live my faith by trying to be a good mother and wife. I volunteer my time in working with the young children at church, teaching lessons on Sunday about our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. Working with these little ones increases my faith. I live my faith by doing those things that bring peace and harmony to my home, something we refer to as the Holy Ghost. I love the way our home feels when everyone is gathered in. I live my faith by trying to do what I think my father in heaven would want me to do in my relationships with my parents, my husband, my children and my neighbors. As one of the songs at church goes, “I’m trying to be like Jesus…”