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Hi I'm Neoma

I'm a mom of three boys. I build my own chicken coops. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young mom with a talented and quirky husband and three very active sons (under the age of five). I graduated from college with a degree in math education. I am currently using my degree to be a full time, stay-at-home mama. I love to volunteer. I did a year of community service with AmeriCorps after high school and continued to volunteer in various capacities all through college. My challenge now is to find opportunities to serve with my kids in tow. I enjoy raising boys and chickens in our suburban back yard. I can peaches each summer and make incredibly delicious rhubarb jam. I try to cook healthy meals for my family, but I also like to end each day with a cup of ice cream and milk. I can get a little cranky if I don't get some form of exercise on a regular basis. I grew up in a family with 10 siblings, 2 parents, and one humongous van. I still love getting together with my big family, playing games, telling stories, and laughing until we cry. I think family is one of our greatest gifts from God. I find incredible satisfaction when I peek into my kids' room at night, see them sleeping peacefully and know that they are safe and happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but there came a point in my teen years when I had to decide if living the standards of this church was really worth it. Through prayer and reading the Book of Mormon I came to realize that God loves me and cares about my life. He wants me to be happy and gives me commandments because He knows that if I follow them I will find joy and fulfillment. I have struggled at times with lonliness, grief and, most recently, fatique, but God and this church have brought me through it all stronger and happier than ever before. This church gives me guidelines for raising my children and strengthening my marriage. I am able to face life with peace, optimism, and joy.

How I live my faith

I live me faith by devoting the majority of my time to my husband and young children. I do dishes and laundry, wipe noses and sticky fingers, and kiss owies. I read stories, sing silly songs, and teach toddlers to pray. I believe that taking care of my children's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs is the most important way for me to live my faith right now. In addition to caring for my family I work with the Cub Scout Pack associated with our congregation. Although eight-year-old boys can be rambuncious at times I enjoy helping them gain new skills, make new friends, and discover new things about the world around them. I teach them to be kind, reverent, and to appreciate God's creations. Oh, and we also play a lot of tag.